The Puppets of Spelhorst (B&N Exclusive Edition)

The Puppets of Spelhorst (B&N Exclusive Edition)

The Puppets of Spelhorst (B&N Exclusive Edition)

The Puppets of Spelhorst (B&N Exclusive Edition)

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The magical mind of Kate DiCamillo paired with Julie Morstad’s gorgeous illustrations makes for an unforgettable narrative about five puppets intent on changing their lot in life.

This Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition includes a special full-color illustration and gold-tipped edges!

From master storyteller Kate DiCamillo comes an original fairy tale—with enchanting illustrations by Julie Morstad—in which five puppets confront circumstances beyond their control with patience, cunning, and high spirits.

Shut up in a trunk by a taciturn old sea captain with a secret, five friends—a king, a wolf, a girl, a boy, and an owl—bicker, boast, and comfort one another in the dark. Individually, they dream of song and light, freedom and flight, purpose and glory, but they all agree they are part of a larger story, bound each to each by chance, bonded by the heart’s mysteries. When at last their shared fate arrives, landing them on a mantel in a blue room in the home of two little girls, the truth is more astonishing than any of them could have imagined. A beloved author of modern classics draws on her most moving themes with humor, heart, and wisdom in the first of the Norendy Tales, a projected trio of novellas linked by place and mood, each illustrated in black and white by a different virtuoso illustrator. A magical and beautifully packaged gift volume designed to be read aloud and shared, The Puppets of Spelhorst is a tale that soothes and strengthens us on our journey, leading us through whatever dark forest we find ourselves in.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781536236354
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 10/10/2023
Edition description: B&N Exclusive Edition
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 2,398
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Kate DiCamillo is one of America's most revered storytellers for children. She is a former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and a two-time Newbery Medalist for The Tale of Despereaux and Flora & Ulysses. Born in Philadelphia, she grew up in Florida and now lives in Minneapolis.


Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date of Birth:

March 25, 1964

Place of Birth:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


B.A. in English, University of Florida at Gainesville, 1987
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