Bound To Stay Bound

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 Thisby Thestoop and the black mountain
 Author: Gorman, Zac

 Illustrator: Bosma, Sam

 Publisher:  Harper
 Pub Year: 2018

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 318 p., ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 386948 ISBN: 9780062495679
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Mythical animals -- Fiction
 Fantasy fiction

Price: $20.01

[Bk. 1] Thisby is the gamekeeper for the Black Mountain Dungeon, the holding place of all creatures gruesome and grotesque. When the prince and princess arrive for a Royal Inspection, the much too good-looking Princess Iphigenia winds up lost and alone in the tunnels of the dungeon and it's up to Thisby to guide the princess safely past the hordes of minotaurs, wyverns, ghouls, and who-knows-what-else that would love nothing more than to eat the royal highness for dinner.

Thisby Thestoop, Bk. 1

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 6.40
   Points: 11.0   Quiz: 196221

   Kirkus Reviews (02/01/18)
   School Library Journal (11/01/17)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/04/18)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 11/01/2017 Gr 4–6—Thisby Thestoop was adopted by goblins as an infant due to the poor penmanship of a minotaur who had eaten a big lunch and was hoping the goblins would save her for a later meal. Instead, they read the note lying by the infant as an adoption letter; and that's how Thisby came to earn the job of gamekeeper in a dungeon of monsters at Black Mountain. Tweens will instantly connect with innovative, hardworking Thisby and cheer her on as she works to make sure the princess is safe during a royal visit. Simple illustrations are provided throughout the book that help ground readers in the fantastical setting. Overall, the story is an intriguing page-turner. VERDICT An exciting read for those who enjoy fantasy and adventure novels with a strong main character.—April Sanders, Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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