Trundle's Quest (ARC) by Allan Jones and Gary Chalk (Illustrator)
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pub. Date: April 1st, 2011
Series: The Six Crowns, #1
Age Level: 9+ (MG)
Source: For review from publisher.
Disclaimer: Please note that this is an ARC and passages and quotes below are subject to change in the final copy.
Synopsis via Goodreads
Trundle doesn't think he's an adventurer. He's a lamplighter. He likes everything safe and cozy, and that's the way things are in his peaceful part of the Sundered Lands.
Until Esmeralda barrels through his door.
Esmeralda, a princess with a knack for magic and for finding trouble, is convinced that Trundle is the only one who can help her find the six crowns. Lost and scattered long ago, the crowns could unite the Sundered Lands once again. But not if the pirates find them first.
Suddenly, Trundle is on the run. He becomes a stowaway, a drifter, a thief's accomplice, and a swordsman. Trundle may find that he is a true hero, after all . . . and that this is only the beginning of an epic journey.
Trundle and Esmeralda; pg. 22
Esmeralda smiled. "You're a good fellow, Trundle," she said. The warm glow he felt on hearing these words cooled somewhat when she added, "Even though you are a bit dim."
Trundle and Esmeralda; pg 123
The pirate hog's eyes were blissfully closed and his tongue was hanging out of the side of his snout.
"Is he dead, do you think?" Trundle asked.
"We should be so lucky!" said Esmeralda. "He's just away with the fireflies for a while!"
I hope you all enjoyed those two passages. For kids and those of us older people who still enjoy MG, this is a must read. You can find out more on what I thought of Trundle's Quest by reading my Review.
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