Skull: A Tyrolean Folktale
Skull: A Tyrolean Folktale

Skull: A Tyrolean Folktale

Written and illustrated by Jon Klassen
6 - 9
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Jul 11, 2023
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A #1 New York Times bestseller! Caldecott Medalist and New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Jon Klassen delivers a deliciously macabre treat for folktale fans. Jon Klassen’s signature wry humor takes a turn for the ghostly in this thrilling retelling of a traditional Tyrolean folktale. 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.

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    July 11, 2023
    Candlewick Press (MA)
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