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The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge

Written by M T Anderson and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin
Published by Candlewick Press
Goodreads Rating - 4.1 / 5.0
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Uptight elfin historian Brangwain Spurge is on a mission: survive being catapulted across the mountains into goblin territory, deliver a priceless peace offering to their mysterious dark lord, and spy on the goblin kingdom—from which no elf has returned alive in more than a hundred years. Brangwain’s host, the goblin archivist Werfel, is delighted to show Brangwain around. They should be the best of friends, but a series of extraordinary double crosses, blunders, and cultural misunderstandings throws these two bumbling scholars into the middle of an international crisis that may spell death for them—and war for their nations. Witty mixed media illustrations show Brangwain’s furtive missives back to the elf kingdom, while Werfel’s determinedly unbiased narrative tells an entirely different story. A hilarious and biting social commentary that could only come from the likes of National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson and Newbery Honoree Eugene Yelchin, this tale is rife with thrilling action and visual humor . . . and a comic disparity that suggests the ultimate victor in a war is perhaps not who won the battles, but who gets to write the history.

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Who Wrote The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge

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M T Anderson

M. T. Anderson is the author of Feed, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; the National Book Award–winning The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party and its sequel, The Kingdom on the Waves, both New York Times bestsellers and Michael L. Printz Honor Books; Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad; Landscape with Invisible Hand; and many other books for children and young adults. He lives near Boston, Massachusetts.

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Who Illustrated The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge

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Eugene Yelchin

Eugene Yelchin is the author and illustrator of Spring Hare, TheHaunting of Falcon House, Arcady's Goal, and the Newbery Honor book Breaking Stalin's Nose. He has also illustrated several books for children, including Crybaby, Who Ate All the CookieDough?, and Won Ton. He lives in California with his wife and children.

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
0763698229
ISBN 13:
9780763698225
Publication Date:
September 25, 2018