The Ogre of Oglefort by Eva Ibbotson

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Ivo the orphan, together with the Hag of Dribble, Ulf the Troll, and Brian the Wizard, sets out to save Princess Mirella from the dreaded Ogre of Oglefort. But when the rescuers arrive at the castle, they are shocked to find that the princess doesn't want to be saved; she wants the ogre to turn her into a bird so she can escape an arranged marriage. And the Ogre isn't nearly the fearsome creature he once was--in fact, he's rather depressed. Now the rescuers have a new goal: save Princess Mirella from her tyrannical royal family and help restore the Ogre and his castle to the fearsome (but fun) paradise it used to be.
 

About Eva Ibbotson

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Eva Ibbotson based Delderton on a boarding school she attended as a child. Today she lives in northern England.Kevin Hawkes lives in Gorham, Maine.
 
Published August 18, 2011 by Puffin Books. 252 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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At a meeting for Unusual People, three partially-asleep norns assign the Hag, a troll, a self-doubting wizard and a open-hearted orphan to go to “an island as big as England and Scotland and Wales all put together” to rescue Princess Mirella from a flesh-eating ogre.

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Ibbotson (Journey to the River Sea) turns stereotypical portrayals of fairy tale figures on their head in this hilarious account of a princess's rescue. The fun begins when a clan of displaced magical

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Ibbotson (Journey to the River Sea) turns stereotypical portrayals of fairy tale figures on their head in this hilarious account of a princess's rescue.

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Meghan Cox Gurdon reviews "The Ogre of Oglefort" by Eva Ibbotson.

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Ibbotson posthumously bequeathed them "The Ogre of Oglefort," which has won accolades in Britain but is only now appearing in the U.S. As the title suggests, the book takes us into the imaginative realm of ogres and princesses but also, it being a creation of the droll Ms.

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