Category Archives: Fantasy

The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

Funke, Cornelia.  The Thief Lord  349 p.  Scholastic.  2002.  ISBN 978-0-439-40437-2. What do you get when you mix two runaway brothers, a detective hired to find them, a young group of thieves, the streets and canals of Venice, Italy, and … Continue reading

Posted in adventure, booktalks, Fantasy, Mystery | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Graveyard Book

Gaiman, Neil.  Illustrations by Dave McKean.  The Graveyard Book.  312 p.  HarperCollins.  2008.  ISBN  978-0-06-053093-8. While his family is being murdered, an unknowing toddler climbs out of his crib, out of his home, and to the graveyard.  While the beginning … Continue reading

Posted in booktalks, Fantasy, Supernatural | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Skulduggery Pleasant: Scepter of the Ancients

Landy, Derek.  Skulduggery Pleasant:  Scepter of the Ancients. 392 p. Harper Collins. 2007.  ISBN 978-0-06-123116-2. Stephanie Edgley, 12, meets Skulduggery Pleasant, a living skeleton, at her uncle’s funeral.  Skulduggery is covered head-to-toe in a hat, sunglasses, scarf, long coat, and … Continue reading

Posted in booktalks, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment