The Wonderling

The Wonderling


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Welcome to the Home for Wayward and Misbegotten Creatures, an institution run by evil Miss Carbunkle, a cunning villainess who believes her terrified young charges exist only to serve and suffer. Part animal and part human, the groundlings toil in classroom and factory, forbidden to enjoy anything regular children have, most particularly singing and music. For the Wonderling, an innocent-hearted, one-eared, fox-like eleven-year-old with only a number rather than a proper name Ì�a 13 etched on a medallion around his neck Ì�it is the only home he has ever known. But unexpected courage leads him to acquire the loyalty of a young bird groundling named Trinket, who gives the Home¿› loneliest inhabitant two incredible gifts: a real name Ì�Arthur, like the good king in the old stories Ì�and a best friend. Using Trinket¿› ingenious invention, the pair escape over the wall and embark on an adventure that will take them out into the wider world and ultimately down the path of sweet Arthur¿› true destiny.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ́—́Ư2017.
ISBN: 9780763691219
Characteristics: 450 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Alternative Title: Song catcher.


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