Ages 10 - 18 / Teen Fiction / Stories Untold Press
Win a copy of THE CROWNS OF CROSWALD by D. E. Night
for your book club. Enter to win by emailing the publisher (write "KidsBookclubbing" in the subject line).
I write to you from my family's old barn, where the scent of warm sweet hay hits you when you roll back the big green doors. This is my dreaming place. I've always been fascinated by magic in this world, even more so in the worlds that I imagine while I lie here.
Every scrivenist has a story and I can't tell you how thankful I am that you have decided to join Ivy on hers. By you reading this, I know that you must love magic, adventure, and enchanted places as much as I do. The story I share with you was buried in me too long! A story about a spirited girl that sets out on a fantastical adventure despite being unsure of where it will lead.
Ivy Lovely's journey to discover who she is -- despite all the odds and the powerful forces that work against her -- will speak to how stepping into who you really are connects you to your destiny. Hey, it might even save your world. ;)
Thank you for coming along!
"This book is recommended for young teen readers who enjoy darker and more challenging books that have rich storytelling and a significant amount of characters and plots. Readers that enjoy intricate tales in a fantasy world will revel in this original story that can surprise and delight until the very end."
-The Children's Book Review
1. In Croswald, the most magical people (outside of the queenly line) are
scrivenists. How are scrivenists different from classic wizards, such as
Gandalf the Grey or Merlin?
2. If you were in charge of creating a glanagerie scene, what would you
imagine? What would it help you practice? Who would you invite to adventure
3. The royal's crowns are imbedded with powerful stones. Each stone has one
particular power: the Weatheritall Stone can manipulate the weather; a
crown with a Jessel Stone makes the wearer's hands and feet very fast. If
you could choose one power, what would it be? Try and go beyond the powers
of invisibility and flight! Though, with magic, anything is possible.
4. Do you interpret the Wandering Curse as a true curse or a blessing in
5. Imagine there really is a Forgotten Room. Is there something that you'd
like to toss in there? Or, like Ivy, is there something you feel that
everyone else has forgotten about, something you'd like to pull out?
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