The Wrinkled Crown

The Wrinkled Crown

Written by Anne Nesbet

I want to be friends with the author. Anyone with enough imagination to write this delightful hero story would have to be fun to be friends with.

The story starts in Lourka, a magical village in the wrinkled hills. The heroine, Linny, is about to turn 12. Younger girls aren’t supposed to even touch the musical instruments which are known as lourkas. Linny couldn’t wait, and so she built one. That starts the adventure in motion. She needs to rescue a friend, so she goes on a journey. Linny is joined by her friend, Elias. She meets many people, but it is not clear who she can trust.

Ms. Nesbet does a great job of keeping tension in the story. The readers will be pulled along wondering what will happen next.
This story has magic and adventure. It also is fun. There are many twists and turns to the plot. One large part of the story involves a myth Linny hadn’t ever heard of before. Stories are important in this book. So is following your own sense of self.

Read and enjoy this story. There are sure to be more adventures.

Review by Cheryl Baker, Teacher, Mill Creek Elementary
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 3-8

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The Wrinkled Crown
Written by Anne Nesbet
Harper, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
387 pages
Release Date: November 10, 2015

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1 thought on “The Wrinkled Crown”

  1. Your review has intrigued me. I hadn’t seen this book before, but now I want to check it out. And Anne definitely would be a delightful friend! Who wouldn’t like someone who describes her age as “I am younger than the average dragon, but older than most poodles”. Wonderful!

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