The Puppets of Spelhorst

The Puppets of Spelhorst

Age 9-12
Hardback Published on: 02/11/2023
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From master storyteller Kate DiCamillo comes an original fairy tale, enchantingly illustrated, in which five puppets confront circumstances beyond their control with patience, cunning and high spirits. 'Once, there was a king. And a wolf. And a girl with a shepherd’s crook. And a boy with a bow and arrow. And also, there was an owl... They were puppets, and they were waiting for a story to begin.' In this new work of short fiction by twice winner of the Newbery Medal Kate DiCamillo, exquisitely illustrated in black and white by Governor General Literary Award Finalist Julie Morstad, five puppets who find themselves together in an abandoned trunk are carried off into the adventure of a lifetime.

  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781529512854
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Weight: 242g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 135 x 11 mm

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The Puppets of Spelhorst
A beautiful fairy tale for KS2 readers
Despite my efforts to read all of the books, I just can’t manage such a Herculean task. As a result of this, there are some quite shocking omissions in wha... READ MORE
Jacqui  Sydney
The Puppets of Spelhorst
A tale of truth and wonder and sorrow
“We must contain stories upon stories, stories without end.” Spelhorst was a sea captain who lived above a tailor shop. It may seem odd that an old man ... READ MORE
Schizanthus  Nerd