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First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesdays Book Review: The Folk Keeper

Once again it is time for our First Chapter, First Paragraph book review  as designed by socratesbookreviews blogspot.com  with our own twist, of course, being used books only.

In honor of school starting this month I will be reviewing children’s and young adult titles. Today we have the following:

The Folk Keeper

Franny Billingsley

Aladdin Fantasy, 1999

 

“February 2- Candlemas.

It is a day of yellow fog, and the Folk are hungry. They ate the lamb I brought them, picking the bones clean and leaving them outside the Folk Door. The lamb was meant for Matron’s Sunday supper. She’ll know I took it, but she will not dare say anything. She can keep her tapestries and silks and Sunday dinners. Here in the Cellar, I control the Folk. Here, I am queen of the world.”

Corinna is a Folk Keeper, tasked to keep the mysterious Folk who live underground at bay. But when a wealthy family takes her from the orphanage, Corinna must discover the secret of her talents and plan on what she will become.

 

The winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book award for fiction in 1999, this book is an unusual combination of fantasy, coming of age and horror, written for readers over the age of 9.  Great for readers who enjoy a bit of gothic, ancient lore and strong self-reliant heroine.

 

What do you think? Would you want to read this?

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Happy Reading!

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