The Verdigris Pawn
The Verdigris Pawn

The Verdigris Pawn

Written by Alysa Wishingrad
9 - 12
Reading age
Page count
Jul 13, 2021
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A boy who underestimates his power . . . A girl with a gift long thought lost . . . A Land ready for revolution . . . The heir to the Land should be strong. Fierce. Ruthless. At least, that’s what Beau’s father has been telling him his whole life, since Beau is the exact opposite of what the heir should be. With little control over his future, Beau is kept locked away, just another pawn in his father’s quest for ultimate power.That is, until Beau meets a girl who shows him the secrets his father has kept hidden. For the first time, Beau begins to question everything he’s ever been told and sets off in search of a rebel who might hold the key to setting things right. Teaming up with a fiery runaway boy, their mission quickly turns into something far greater as sinister forces long lurking in the shadows prepare to make their final move–no matter what the cost. But it just might be Beau who wields the power he seeks . . . if he can go from pawn to player before the Land tears itself apart.

What Kind of Book is The Verdigris Pawn

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What Should I Know As a Parent

Families are unique and have different expectations for the books they choose to read. The following are concepts included in this book that some parents may wish to seek out or avoid.

Note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be concepts in this book that are not included or have been insufficiently or incorrectly detailed here.

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • The story's characters have strong connections to the story's invented board game, Fist. What are the character traits of Beau, Cressi, and Nate?
  • Many characters are not who they seem. What was your reaction to Himself, Barger, and Doone?


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Book Details

Publication Date
July 13, 2021
Page Count
Middle Grade
Reading Age
9 - 12 years

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