The Resource Ghost ship, by Kim Wilkins ; illustrated by D.M. Cornish

Ghost ship, by Kim Wilkins ; illustrated by D.M. Cornish

Label
Ghost ship
Title
Ghost ship
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by Kim Wilkins ; illustrated by D.M. Cornish
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Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After their parents, the rulers of the Star Lands, are deposed and their kingdom flooded, Asa and Rollo hide out until they come into possession of a ghost ship and magic powers, which they use to find the baby sister they thought had died with their parents
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  • Gr. 3-5 In the opening scene, Asa and Rollo huddle in a cave, hiding from balloon-borne spies sent out by cruel Emperor Flood. Supposedly the last remaining children of the ruling family that the emperor deposed by swelling the sea and sinking their kingdom, Asa and Rollo take shelter with an aunt until a mysterious stranger offers them a magical ship and a message of hope: their baby sister still lives, and they can set sail to rescue her. Though the story refers to Asa and Rollo as children, the darkly atmospheric, stylized illustrations depict them as much older, in their mid-teens at least. The brevity of the story does not give much scope for character development, and the plot features astonishing reversals of fortunes at odds with stated facts, such as the revelation that baby Una is alive. There's also a hint that other relatives may have survived as well. Sequels, anyone? For larger collections. -- Phelan, Carolyn (Reviewed 05-15-2008) (Booklist, vol 104, number 18, p58)
  • Two royal children set out to rescue a younger sibling they had thought dead, in this slim setup volume. In hiding since the sorcerer Flood had killed their parents and taken over the Star Lands, Asa and Rollo discover that their baby sister Una is being kept in a witch's tower. They also have hidden allies—notably the magician Ragni, who has secretly endowed all three children with magical powers, and Egil Cripplehand, a jailer who brings both the news of Una's survival and an invisible ship. Cornish's occasional drawings of grotesque monsters and dark human figures with windswept hair reinforce the tale's Nordic feel. Airborne spy ships, a run-in with a hideous Sea Hag and an attack by spiders give this episode plenty of memorable moments; Magic Tree House graduates and fans of Tony Abbott's Secrets of Droon series and the like will enjoy it. (Fantasy. 10-12) (Kirkus Reviews, May 1, 2008)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
264232
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilkins, Kim
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
MG
LC call number
PZ7.W64867
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 5
Reading level
4.3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cornish, D. M.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
The sunken kingdom
Series volume
1
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Brothers and sisters
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Ghost ship, by Kim Wilkins ; illustrated by D.M. Cornish
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
79 pages
Isbn
9780375848063
Lccn
2007027729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Ghost ship, by Kim Wilkins ; illustrated by D.M. Cornish
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
79 pages
Isbn
9780375848063
Lccn
2007027729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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