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Up and down the Scratchy Mountains, or, The search for a suitable princess

by Snyder, Laurel.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 1 Library 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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Northland Public Library Children's Paperbacks P/J SNY
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Paperbacks
 
Call Number  P/J SNY
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Paperbacks P/J SNY
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Paperbacks
 
Call Number  P/J SNY
 
 
Summary
THIS IS THE tale of Lucy and her best friend, Wynston. Until recently, they spent their days paddling in the river, picking blackberries, and teasing each other mercilessly. But now, King Desmond has insisted that Wynston devote every spare second to ruby-shining and princess-finding. Lucy feels left out. So she sets off for the Scratchy Mountains to solve the mystery of her missing mother. When Wynston discovers that Lucy is gone, he tears after her, and together they embark on a series of strange and wonderful adventures.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Combining elements of a fairy tale and a folksy yarn, this story follows the parallel journeys of two young friends. Lucy, the loveliest little milkmaid in the village of Thistle, or anywhere else in the Bewilderness, misses her daily jaunt with Wynston, the crown prince whose father now insists that he attend to matters of state, specifically princess-finding. After Lucy takes off alone for the Scratchy Mountains, Wynston defies his father and follows her. This chapter book offers likable characters within a simply written, well-paced story. Magical elements, such as the river that flows up one side of the mountain and down the other, seem not just imaginative but also believable in the context of this childlike adventure story. With its spacious page design and the promise of illustrations (not seen, though the jacket art is charming), the book will appeal to many children in the middle grades as well as younger children reading at this level.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Fairy tales.
Publisher New York :Yearling,2010
Edition 1st Yearling ed.
Other Titles Search for a suitable princess
Contributors Call, Greg.
Language English
Notes Originally published: New York : Random House, c2008.
Includes an excerpt from the author's "Any Which Wall!"
Description 240 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
ISBN 9780375847202 (pbk.)
0375847200 (pbk.)
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