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The Raconteur's Commonplace Book: A Greenglass House Story

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Delightful, eerie stories reveal hidden truths.

Book Kate Milford Fantasy 2021
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

Stand Alone Book Perspective

I have not read the previous 4 Greenglass House Stories which may have enhanced this one. This book is not for a sensitive or easily scared 10 year old. There is a lot of advanced vocabulary and strong reading comprehension would be helpful. Most of the characters are adults except for one young girl. This is a compilation of short stories that eventually weave together.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Fans of the Greenglass House series will be glad to finally get their hands on this infamous collection of stories, which do not disappoint. The Raconteur's Commonplace Book stands firmly on its own, too. New readers will enjoy this as an introduction to the wildly imaginative world of Nagspeake and the colorful characters who inhabit it. Seeing it all through the eyes of Maisie, who's only described as "young," makes it easy for a range of ages to relate as she pieces things together.

Some familiar characters reappear and lots of new ones are introduced, but all are steeped in mystery and intrigue. The stories within the story conjure an amazingly rich and deep folklore woven among the many intriguing layers of the characters who do the telling.

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