The Bag of Bones by Vivian French
The Second Tale from the Five Kingdoms (Tales from the Five Kingdoms)

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When the quill writes GO GO GO frantically on the wall, and the House of the Ancient Crones heaves Gracie Gillypot outside onto the path, it can mean only one thing: there’s Trouble in the Five Kingdoms. This time it’s in the form of a beady-eyed, green-tongued witch named Truda Hangnail, who with her banished Deep Magic has vowed to succeed Queen Bluebell on the throne. Now that her horrible spell has shrunk the good witches of Wadington to the size of, well, rats, can anything stop her? Will the strengths, smarts, and charms of a spunky trueheart, a sweet-natured orphan, a scruffy prince, a substantial troll, and two squabbling bats be enough to foil her insidious plot?
 

About Vivian French

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Vivian French is the author of more than two hundred books, including the first four books in the Five Kingdoms series, as well as Polly's Pink Pajamas; Yucky Worms; Caterpillar, Caterpillar; Growing Frogs; T. Rex; A Present for Mom; and I Love You, Grandpa. She lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
 
Published August 9, 2011 by Candlewick. 258 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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The Five Kingdoms almost come in for a spot of trouble in this airy sequel to Robe of Skulls (2008), when a witch from beyond the More Enchanted Forest arrives with evil intentions and a bagful of forbidden Deep Magic.

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I felt readers would need to read the first book Robe of Skulls to really know what is going on in this one since there really isn't any explanation for why things are the way they are or background on the characters.

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