Grimpow by Rafael Abalos
The Invisible Road

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GRIMPOW HAD NO idea who the dead man was, but hidden in his leather bag was a treasure that would change his life forever. Ruby and
emerald encrusted daggers, silver coins, jewels, and a letter with a golden seal depicting a snake swallowing its own tail. And clutched in the man's firm grip - a stone. A stone that will shape Grimpow's destiny. For when he holds it, strange things begin to happen. Visions of places he's never been fill his mind and he's able to read the strange language in the letter, a message meant for someone else entirely.

So begins Grimpow's journey with the stone - a centuries-long journey that has driven sane men crazy, turned peaceful men violent, and made strong men powerless. No man has ever unlocked its secrets. But no boy has ever tried.

About Rafael Abalos

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As a teenager, Rafael Ábalos was an avid reader of adventure stories. A lawyer for many years, he discovered by accident that he loved to write these stories as well. His first book for young readers, Grimpow: The Invisible Road, will be published around the world in 27 countries. He lives and writes in southern Spain.
Published October 9, 2007 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 512 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But when a boy named Grimpow finds a dead nobleman clutching a strange amulet near his home in a remote region of France, he unknowingly becomes the focal point of a centuries-old mission to spread the light of wisdom and enlighten humanity so that the “obscurity of superstition and ignorance wil...

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The Bookbag

You expect any successful idea to be borrowed and for a rash of imitations to be produced further down the line, but even I never expected to find some of the ideas behind The Da Vinci Code to make it into a book for younger readers.

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Fantasy Literature

On the dead knight, Grimpow finds a letter, a seal, and a magical stone which gives him the ability to understand written languages and the desire to find wisdom.

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Curled Up With a Good Kid's Book

When they open the bag, inside it are two daggers with jeweled handles, silver coins, a sealed message, and a mysterious “polished, rounded stone the size of an almond.” Durlib reasons that it must be an amulet the man had worn, and tells the boy to keep it, for: “From now on, this stone will be...

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