books by Vivian French
The Robe of Skulls

The Robe of Skulls

The Robe of Skulls

All is not well in the crumbling castle high above the mountain village of Fracture. The sorceress Lady Lamorna has her heart set on a new robe. It is a very expensive new robe. To get the cash she will stop at nothing, including kidnapping, blackmail and more than a little black magic. But she reckons without the heroic Gracie Gillypot, not to mention a gallant if rather scruffy prince, two chatty bats, the wickedest stepsister ever, a troll with a grudge - and some very Ancient crones.

An exuberant, fast-moving and wildly entertaining tale, with a cast of characters who are good, bad and very, very ugly, The Robe of Skulls will enthral those who like their stories just a little different.

WINNER of the Stockton Children’s Book of the Year Award 2008

Read Chapter One of The Robe of Skulls here!

SHORTLISTED for The 2008 Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children’s Books

“24-carat gold. I forgot reading could be this much fun.” Philip Ardagh

“A magical adventure for children and adults alike. A genuine page-turner. Witches, trolls, princes and heroes. What more could you want? I loved it! James Mac Kenzie, CBBC’s Raven

Written by: Vivian French
Illustrated by: Ross Collins

Published by: Walker Books
ISBN: 978-0744583618
Year: 2007
Age groups: 9-12
Categories: Fiction
Languages: English
Themes: Folklore, Myths, Fairy Tales, Supernatural

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