Rose Coffin

by Kozlowsky, M. P.,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
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Coraopolis Memorial Library Juvenile Fiction J FIC KOZ
Location  Coraopolis Memorial Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  J FIC KOZ
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Fiction J KOZLOWSKY
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  J KOZLOWSKY
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j KOZLOWSKY M.
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Fiction
Call Number  j KOZLOWSKY M.
A startlingly original magical adventure that gives the phrase "unlikely hero" a whole new meaning.Rose Coffin can't win. She's teased for her secondhand clothes. She's teased for blushing all the time. And she's teased for slipping into song at inopportune moments, though that's the only thing that keeps her panic at bay. After a particularly mortifying incident, Rose escapes to the woods where she's captured by a group of otherworldly creatures. They take her to Eppersett-a magical, eerily beautiful place where cemeteries are full of dead dreams, moving castles roll along on tracks, and most shocking of all . . . people seem to love Rose at first sight. They tell her that she's "the one they've been waiting for. The one who's going to save them." An evil force called the Abomination is on the loose, and there's only one thing powerful enough to stop it-her voice.There's just one catch. Rose hasn't been brought to Eppersett to fight the Abomination.She's going to be sacrificed to it. She's the chosen one all right . . . the one who's been chosen to die.In this startlingly original fantasy, M.P. Kozlowsky takes readers on a journey like no other-an adventure that'll transform everything you thought you knew about friendship, love, and the true power of finding your voice.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Shy, bullied 12-year-old Rose flees into the local woods and finds herself in Eppersett a magical land where she is hailed as the Chosen One, destined to sacrifice herself to an all-consuming Abomination. Understandably resistant, she nonetheless sets out with a small band of allies, discovering along the way that her screams and songs are keys to mysterious powers. Kozlowsky checks off a standard tally of tried-and-true quest fantasy elements (A detailed prophecy to fulfill? Check. Side quests for fabled weapons? Check. Medieval-style setting, quarrelsome but loyal companions, and a massive, clearly evil foe? Bingo), stirs the uncommonly creepy creatures he has a knack for writing, and brings his protagonist enough character-building situations that she's left able to handle her chief tormentor upon her return. The author indulges in labored wordplay and gives Rose a comatose twin brother whose primary function is as a bargaining chip. Still, readers fond of warrior fairies and talking trees, explosive magic, desperate clashes with terrifying monsters, and seeing bullies get the boot will forgive the tale's slapdash characters.--John Peters Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Kazlowsky (The Dyerville Tales) subverts the typical chosen one narrative in this creepy middle grade fantasy. Anxious Rose Coffin, 12, feels overwhelmed by bullies and the pressures of home--her brother is in a coma, and her parents are too busy to pay attention to her. After schoolmates target Rose for the singing that keeps her calm, she flees into a dark wood and is transported to an otherworldly realm, Eppersett, where she is captured and heralded as a savior. Questioning the denizens' adoration, Rose learns that to ensure the people's safety for a decade, she must be sacrificed to the Abomination that has systematically terrorized the land. But when she manifests a powerful scream, her captors realize she may be the prophesied "Unwonted," capable of destroying the Abomination for good. Accompanied by the Order of the Sacrifice--an eclectic band that includes a walking tree, a wingless fairy, and a golden-skinned boy--Rose must collect three long-lost artifacts and confront the all-consuming evil. Though the prose sometimes tells rather than shows, fanciful creatures, nightmarish monsters, and bizarre landscapes--all well-rendered--bring Eppersett to life, and the hero's journey and its anxiety-tinged undertone (particularly Rose's angry self-talk) make for a fully realized tale. Ages 8--12. Agent: Victoria Marini, Irene Goodman Literary. (Oct.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Good and evil -- Juvenile fiction.
Human sacrifice -- Juvenile fiction.
Singers -- Juvenile fiction.
Bullying -- Juvenile fiction.
Self-confidence -- Juvenile fiction.
Good and evil -- Fiction.
Human sacrifice -- Fiction.
Singers -- Fiction.
Bullies and bullying -- Fiction.
Self-confidence -- Fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Publisher New York :Scholastic Press,2019
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 306 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781338310474
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