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The Silver Crown
The Silver Crown
Author: Robert C. O'Brien
Soon after waking up on her tenth birthday to find a silver crown on her pillow, Ellen's house burns down, her parents disappear, and she is launched on an adventure involving a trek through the woods, a castle full of brainwashed captives, and the powerful Hieronymus Machine which wants her crown. — From the Publisher — Ellen awakens one morning ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780689841118
ISBN-10: 0689841116
Publication Date: 10/1/2001
Pages: 272
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Aladdin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Kids/YA fantasy from the author of the famous Mrs. Frisby & the Rats of Nimh. I thought I'd never read this before, but at chapter 21, it suddenly came rushing back to me... The first half of the book is taken up by Our Young and Suddenly-Orphaned Heroine striking out on her own and fleeing the mysterious bad-guys, and I guess that wasn't terribly memorable to me as a child... but when the spooky evil thought-controlling reform-school comes into the picture - that, I guess, I found memorable.


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