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The Skull: A Tyrolean Folktale

Children's, New & Recommended, Classics
Hardback Published on: 11/07/2023
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The Skull
Breathtakingly Beautiful. A Folk Tale of Fierce Loyalty
Jon Klaasen is a boundary breaking author/ illustrator who never fails to tap into the strangeness, curiosity, joy and defiance of everybody's inner child.... READ MORE
Jo at Greenwich
The Skull
A perfect spooky read for Halloween!
A spectacularly spooky read that has it all. Simultaneously heart-warming and emotional and laugh-out-loud funny, this gothic story is coupled with beautif... READ MORE
Libby Low
The Skull
Blank wide-eyed stares and skulls galore
A great little creepy read. Read at the insistence of the same friend who recommended Godfather Death, it's a fantastic short winter read. I know so many ... READ MORE
Tamara Acarali
The Skull
Creepy and wonderful
Like all the best old fairy tales this story left me with such an unsettled feeling. The writing and the pictures have a stark quality to them. The fir... READ MORE
Eilish from Rustington

Synopsis

Jon Klasse's latest little gem is a beautifully dark and surprisingly cute version of a Tyrolean folk story, where a little girl becomes friend with a skull. Narrated with his characteristic wittiness, The Skull is a wonderful dark tale for kids.

Synopsis

Caldecott Medalist and #1 New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Jon Klassen delivers a deliciously macabre treat for folktale fans. In a big abandoned house, on a barren hill, lives a skull. A brave girl named Otilla has escaped from terrible danger and run away, and when she finds herself lost in the dark forest, the lonely house beckons. Her host, the skull, is afraid of something too, something that comes every night. Can brave Otilla save them both? Steeped in shadows and threaded with subtle wit - with rich, monochromatic artwork and an illuminating author's note - The Skull is as empowering as it is mysterious and foreboding.

  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781529509571
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Weight: 405g
  • Dimensions: 211 x 162 x 17 mm

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The Skull
Beautiful book
When Otilla runs away, she travels through a dense forest before coming across a house that looks abandoned. When she knocks on the door, Otilla discovers ... READ MORE
Schizanthus  Nerd
The Skull
An eerie, dark folktale about a little girl who has run away into the woods, and finds a big house, and in it lives a scared and lonely skull
The Kids Books Curator
The Skull
Kooky
If you're looking for the most intriguing read of the year then it's right here. Not only intriguing but eerily, kooky yet warm and gentle in the most dis... READ MORE
Busy Busy Learning
The Skull
Blank wide-eyed stares and skulls galore
A great little creepy read. Read at the insistence of the same friend who recommended Godfather Death, it's a fantastic short winter read. I know so many a... READ MORE
Tamara Acarali