Close Kin

Book II -- The Hollow Kingdom Trilogy

The Hollow Kingdom Trilogy (Volume 2 of 3)

Clare B. Dunkle

Henry Holt and Co.

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The goblin King's face lit up with amusement. "Seylin was proposing marriage to you," he cried, "and you wanted him to change into a cat?"

A thrilling and magical sequel to The Hollow Kingdom

For years Emily has been living happily in the underground goblin kingdom. Now she is old enough to marry, but when her childhood friend Seylin proposes, she doesn't even pay attention.

Devastated, Seylin leaves the kingdom to find his own people: the elves. Emily sets out in search of him. But they accidentally awaken hatreds and prejudices that have slumbered for hundreds of years, and soon two worlds are brought onto a dangerous collision course.

Clare B. Dunkle once again draws readers deep into the magical realm that Newbery-winning author Lloyd Alexander calls "as persuasive as it is remarkable."

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CHAPTER ONE

Seylin hurried through the maze of hallways in the great underground goblin palace and knocked on Emily's door. They had been close friends since childhood, but Seylin wasn't a child anymore. He was one of the King's Guard now, and his black uniform matched his black hair and eyes. The girl he had played with had grown into a young woman. By human standards, Emily looked quite average, and the elvish Seylin looked quite remarkable, but Seylin was the one who found himself daydreaming about Emily's brown eyes and warm smile. He couldn't even tell if she cared.

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"In Dunkle's follow-up to The Hollow Kingdom (2003)... returning readers will appreciate the expanded view of the world where human, goblin, and elf sensibilities interestingly, if not harmoniously, coexist."--Booklist

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Clare B. Dunkle

Clare B. Dunkle worked for years as a librarian. She wrote both The Hollow Kingdom and this book as a series of letters to her two teenaged daughters, who attend a German boarding school. A native of north Texas, she currently lives in Germany with her family.

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
December 2006
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ISBN: 9781466803824
ISBN10: 1466803827
Young Adult Fiction224 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 9 and up
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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks
December 2006
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ISBN: 9780805081091
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Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 224 pages
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Lexile: 810L
AR Quiz Number: 58683 EN
AR Book Level: 3.9
AR Points: 6

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