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The Poisons of Caux: The Shepherd of Weeds (Book III) Library Binding – October 11, 2011

4.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
Book 3 of 3 in the Poisons of Caux Series

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Editorial Reviews



Appelbaum's third novel continues to captivate the imagination. As in Philip Pullman's The Amber Spyglass, the main character must save the world while confronting the threats posed by her father.... Caux is a well-designed fantasy world with enough appeal to satisfy younger readers, who will wish for a fourth book.

The closing volume of the trilogy is catnip for fantasy fans young and old. Intrepid Ivy Manx steps up to the destiny plate to trump villains animal (ink monkeys!), vegetable (scourge bracken!) and human (her father!) Appelbaum's fluent prose shimmers with magical threads, like the tapestry into which one of her characters disappears. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

SUSANNAH APPELBAUM comes from a family of doctors and philosophers, which instilled in her both an early fascination and a great deal of caution with bottles marked "poison." The idea for the Poisons of Caux trilogy was born when she lived in an old woodcutter's cottage in French apple country as a child: "Out of the door were ancient forests, wild boars, and new and inviting foods to taste."

Susannah worked in magazine publishing for many years and now lives with her family in the Hudson Valley, New York, and in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, where her garden prefers to grow weeds. To learn more about the author, please visit www.susannahappelbaum.com.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: The Poisons of Caux (Book 3)
  • Library Binding: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (October 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 037595175X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375951756
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,492,210 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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