The Hollow Kingdom

Book I -- The Hollow Kingdom Trilogy

The Hollow Kingdom Trilogy (Volume 1 of 3)

Clare B. Dunkle

Henry Holt and Co.

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"She had never screamed before, not when she overturned the rowboat and almost drowned, not even when Lightfoot bucked her off and she felt her leg break underneath her with an agonizing crunch. But now she screamed long and loud, with all her breath."

Hallow Hill has a strange and tragic history. For thousands of years, young women have been vanishing from the estate, never to be seen again. Now Kate and Emily have come to live at Hallow Hill. Brought up in a civilized age, they have no idea of the land's dreadful heritage-until, that is, Marak decides to tell them himself.

Intelligent, pleasant, and completely pitiless, Marak is a powerful magician who claims to be a king-and he has very specific plans for the two new girls who have trespassed into his kingdom.
 
The Hollow Kingdom is a 2004 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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CHAPTER TWO

The change in Kate was obvious to all, but no one understood it. Prim and Celia were sure Kate's restless unhappiness was due to disappointment. Prim assured her that Hugh would give in to their arguments and take her into town, but Kate no longer wanted to go. In the aftermath of her guardian's horrible disclosure, society parties had gone quite out of her head.

Kate couldn't bear for her little sister to find out that they weren't really family, so she said nothing about what she had learned, and she tried to keep up a cheerful appearance.

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"Clare Dunkle brings a fresh new voice to the high art of fantasy. She creates a world filled with intense excitement, terror, beauty, and love-a world as persuasive as it is remarkable. Splendid!"-Lloyd Alexander

A Publishers Weekly "Flying Start"


"[A] fresh, powerful twist on the Beauty-and-the-Beast theme, and the impact of Dunkle's evocative storytelling lingers long after the final page."--Booklist

"[F]irst time novelist Dunkle turns out a luminously polished fantasy that starts off strong and just gets better. . . .The story line does not slow, offering suspense and plenty of evil to be vanquished. A masterly debut, it will almost certainly leave audiences hoping for more." --Publishers Weekly, starred

"This is an interesting fantasy world with well-realized characters." --School Library Journal

"[A] charming fantasy romance." --Locus

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Clare B. Dunkle

Clare B. Dunkle grew up in north Texas, where her favorite activity was living inside other people's stories. She worked for years as a librarian and still thinks of the library as home. She wrote The Hollow Kingdom in a series of letters to her two teenaged daughters, who attend a German boarding school. They remain her biggest fans and harshest critics. Ms. Dunkle lives in Germany with her family.

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The Hollow Kingdom
Book I -- The Hollow Kingdom Trilogy
Clare B. Dunkle

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American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature, Publishers Weekly "Flying Start"

Hardcover

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
October 2003
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805073904
ISBN10: 0805073906
Young Adult Fiction
6 x 9 inches, 240 pages
Age Range: 11 to 14
Grade Range: 6 to 9 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 750L

$16.95

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks
September 2006
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805081084
ISBN10: 0805081089
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 240 pages
Age Range: 11 to 14
Grade Range: 6 to 9 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 750L
AR Quiz Number: 101237 EN
AR Book Level: 4
AR Points: 6

$10.99

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
September 2006
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466803831
ISBN10: 1466803835
Young Adult Fiction240 pages
Age Range: 11 to 14
Grade Range: 6 to 9
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