The hollow bettle : The Poisons of Caux Series, Book I. / Susannah Appelbaum.
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- ISBN: 9780375853548 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource.
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2009.
Introducing a witty and macabre new fantasy trilogy.There's little joy left in the kingdom of Caux: the evil King Nightshade rules with terrible tyranny and the law of the land is poison or be poisoned. Worse, eleven-year-old Ivy's uncle, a famous healer, has disappeared, and Ivy sets out to find him, joined by a young taster named Rowan. But these are corrupt times, and the children--enemies of the realm--are not alone. What exactly do Ivy and Rowan's pursuers want? Is it Ivy's prized red bettle, which, unlike any other gemstone in Caux, appears--impossibly--to be hollow? Is it the elixir she concocted--the one with the mysterious healing powers? Or could it be Ivy herself? Told with wry humor, The Hollow Bettle is the first installment in the Poisons of Caux trilogy, an astonishing tale of herbs and magic, tasters and poisoners.From the Hardcover edition.
|Target Audience Note:||
Text Difficulty 6 - Text Difficulty 8
MG/Middle grades (4th-8th)
7 ATOS Level
Electronic reproduction. New York : Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2009. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 3236 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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