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Kelly Barnhill

The Ogress and the Orphans (Paperback)

The Ogress and the Orphans (Paperback)

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER from the Newbery Medal-winning author of THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON

Stone-in-the-Glen, once a lovely town, has fallen on hard times. Fires, floods, and other calamities have caused the townsfolk to lose their library, their school, their park, and all sense of what it means to be generous, and kind. The people put their faith in the Mayor, a dazzling fellow who promises he alone can help. After all, he is a famous dragon slayer. (At least, no one has seen a dragon in his presence.) Only the clever orphans of the Orphan House and the kindly Ogress at the edge of town can see how dire the town's problems are. When one of the orphans goes missing from the Orphan House, all eyes turn to the Ogress. The orphans, though, know this can't be: the Ogress, along with a flock of excellent crows, secretly delivers gifts to the people of Stone-in-the-Glen. But how can the orphans tell the story of the Ogress's goodness to people who refuse to listen? And how can they make their deluded neighbours see the real villain in their midst? The orphans have heard a whisper that they will 'save the day', but just how, they will have to find out ...

Read Kelly Barnhill's The Girl Who Drank the Moon and The Witch's Boy, also available at Chapters.


Publisher: Piccadilly Press
ISBN: 9781800783027
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 307 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm


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