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The Ship of Stolen Words

The Ship of Stolen Words

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A group of goblins steal a boy's ability to apologize in this lively middle-grade fantasy from Nebula Award-winning author Fran Wilde

No matter how much trouble Sam gets in, he knows that he can always rely on his magic word, "sorry," to get him out of a pinch. Teasing his little sister too much? Sorry Hurt someone's feelings in class? Sorry Forgot to do his chores? So sorry But when goblins come and steal his "sorry," he can't apologize for anything anymore. To get his "sorry" back and stop the goblins from stealing anyone else's words, Sam will have to enter the goblins' world and try and find the depository of stolen words.
There, he meets Tolver, a young goblin who's always dreamed of adventure. Tolver longs to use the goblin technology--which can turn words into fuel to power ships--to set off and explore, but his grandma warns him that the goblin prospectors will only bring trouble.
Together, Tolver and Sam will have to outsmart the cruel prospectors and save the day before Sam's parents ground him forever


Author: Fran Wilde
Publisher: Amulet Books
Published: 06/01/2021
Pages: 400
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 8.10h x 5.80w x 1.30d
ISBN: 9781419749506
Audience: Young Adult

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 04/12/2021
Kirkus Reviews 04/15/2021
Booklist 05/15/2021 pg. 51
School Library Journal 06/18/2021 pg. 1

About the Author
Fran Wilde is the award-winning author of Riverland, which won the 2020 Andre Norton Nebula Award, and The Bone Universe trilogy, which won the Andre Norton Award and the Compton Crook Award. She also writes for publications, including the Washington Post and Tor.com. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, daughter, dog, and a LOUD parakeet.

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