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The Gypsy Crown

Author: Forsyth, Kate

Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children

Format:Hardcover

Scratch & Dent Copy

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Overview:

The Gypsy Crown : Emilia Finch and her cousin Luka are gypsies. For them, that means they live a strongly traditional life, rich with story, music, dance, and magic, governed by the laws of the clan and the ways of the road. To the repressive Puritanical government of 17th century England, however, the gypsies are thieving, fortune-telling vagrants who are most likely allies of the devil. While the Finches have managed to steer clear of trouble, it finds them when they decide to raise dowry money for one of their daughters, by performing in Kingston square one ill-fated market day. A series of terrible events lands the family in jail, charged with murder. Only Emilia and Luka manage to escape, promising to bring back help and free them. The only problem is - how? Emilia believes in the legend of the charms: it is said that the luck of the Rom has turned sour ever since a long-ago gypsy matriarch broke her chain of charms, giving one charm to each of her five children. Since then, the gypsies have been persecuted and the families have dispersed. If they can gather the charms from the families, Emilia thinks, the strong magic of the Rom will somehow bring her family freedom. Luka, on the other hand, is more practical - he wants to enlist the help of the other clans to help the Finches escape. Emilia and Luka must race through the countryside, navigating a hornets' nest of Rom-hating Puritans, Royalist spies, and traitors, if they are to complete their quest before the magistrate delivers a death sentence. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent version and accordingly MAY NOT have a dust jacket.


Category   Subject
Young Adult Fiction   Fantasy

ISBN 13:9781423104940
ISBN 10:1423104943
Format:Hardcover
Language:English
Pages:386
Size:8.40" l x 5.80" w x 1.50" h
Ages: 12+
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