Posted in 2012-2013 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Goblin Secrets, by William Alexander

Summary:  In the town of Zombay, there is a witch named Graba who has clockwork chicken legs and moves her house around–much like the fairy tale figure of Baba Yaga. Graba takes in stray children, and Rownie is the youngest boy in her household. Rownie’s only real relative is his older brother Rowan, who is an actor. But acting is outlawed in Zombay, and Rowan has disappeared. Desperate to find him, Rownie joins up with a troupe of goblins who skirt the law to put on plays. But their plays are not only for entertainment, and the masks they use are for more than make-believe. The goblins also want to find Rowan–because Rowan might be the only person who can save the town from being flooded by a mighty river.

Margaret K. McElderry Books

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One thought on “Goblin Secrets, by William Alexander

  1. This was the average book, OK characters, a little boring and confusing and nothing exceptional. The characters bordered on flat and the plot was similar to Darkbeast. Darkbeast is off our list and this book is no better then that book. This book is not the newbery but if you enjoyed Darkbeast then you should definitely read this. It is Young Adult, but i thought that someone younger would like it, maybe 5th grade.

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