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Box of Bones Roaring Brook Press Has Bought Marina Cohen S Middle Grade Fantasy Box Of Bones When 12 Year Old Kallie Opens A Mysterious Puzzle Box, Her Life Begins To Entangle With Another World, Where Liah, A Young Bone Carver, Journeys With Her Master To Sell Wares To A Wicked Queen Publication Is Scheduled For Winter 2019.

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  1. says:

    A Box of Bones follows twelve year old Kallie in the modern world and a bone peddler s assistant, Liah, who exists in an alternate world Kallie s narrative is the intriguing and engaging of the two, though it often halts for exposition dumps Unfortunately, Liah s narrative is less developed Further, Liah s chapters are all in italics a needless strain on the eyes hopefully this will be altered prior to publication Kallie and Liah s stories are supposed to overlap, but their connection is forced and unsatisfying Kallie s narrative is littered with meaningless symbols and loose ends, and she arrives at some unfathomable and unsubstatiated conclusions Her personality is the most enjoyable aspect of this book She s regimented, orderly, doesn t believe in stories or imagination, and loves science and math Though it s never expressly stated, she could be a child on the spectrum Her no nonsense attitude makes for some occasionally humorous moments Not quite horror, not quite a mystery, not quite a cohesive story He took off his fedora, flipped it over, and tapped it lightly Out tumbled a tiny box, which he had placed in the palm of her hand It was cube shaped with a variety of ivory colored circular inlays on each face There were circles inside with eleaborate dark designs The box had no hinges and no clasp No apparent way of opening it Kallie s father had taught her never to accept gifts from strangers She d taken the box on reflex, w...


  2. says:

    E ARC from Edelweiss PlusThis author s The Doll s Eye was super creepy, but this just got off to a slow start, which is not what my horror readers want It also spent a lot of time discussing the mother s death, which dragged it down even further Just not what I needed, alth...


  3. says:

    Great middle grade book The story is original and captivating, the characters are nice and grow which is great An amazing thriller mystery book


  4. says:

    When Kallie, a very matter of fact, no nonsense twelve year old gets a mysterious box from a faceless man at a festival, her well ordered life begins to change Her rock steady friend Pole has brought Anna into their fold, and Anna has brought with her a breath of fresh air and whimsy that serves Kallie well, if she allows it Kallie s story is mixed with Liah s story, and their paths converge seemingly into on...


  5. says:

    After reading and enjoying Cohen s book, The Inn Between, with my fourth and fifth graders in our after school book club, I knew I wanted to read her newest book when it was published Cohen was gracious enough to chat with my students via Skype about the book and her writing process The kids were just riveted by her, and they continued to refer to her stories and anecdotes weeks after the chat I truly appreciate that she gave so freely of her time to reach out to my students in such a meaningful way.While The Inn Between had a very creepy and sinister feel to it, I found A Box of Bones to be less eerie and of a mystery Kallie, the main character, is a sixth grader who is given an unusual box made of bone by a faceless man While Kallie tries to unravel the mysteries of the box, she discovers that her own life is also full of mysteries What was once a life of order and routine gets thrown wildly off balance by the box, the new girl at school with her mysterious past, and the secrets surrounding her mother s death Interwoven throughout the narrative is the story of Liah, an apprentice to a masterful bone carver, who must face the wrath of an evil empress Both girls mu...


  6. says:

    This newest release by Marina Cohen will have readers gripping the pages with intensity from beginning to end In this story, Kallie s world of fact collides and begins to mix with the magically complicated world of Leah Both characters are filled with a strong sense of purposea purpose that eventually weaves the girl...


  7. says:

    Often when I read this age range of book I wish it was for an older audience so that I could get meat from it I didn t get the relevance of the Jackal It didn t seem to be good or bad, or even an omen, which I think is what it was meant to be I like the story idea and the characters I would have liked story told in the parallel universe What happened to the past empress and so on the biggest take away for me was the setting I HAD to Google Lake Champlain, Champ, and the bike ferry I am intrigued and desperately want to go I think it s a little unbelievable that she rode her bike over 14 miles with a rescue swim in the middle and then back again when she hadn t ridden in a long while I frequently ride 22 miles round...


  8. says:

    ARC provided by MacMillan Children s Publishing via NetGalley for an honest review What an absolutely marvelous story The characters are sweet and well drawn out The two stories are both wonderful, and a little bit creepy The ending was just perfect and satisfying.Kallie is such a delightful little girl who is very practical and doesn t put up with any nonsense Facts and truth are her comfort, she reads physics books for fun She doesn t know what to make of this faceless man who gives her this box But she soon figures out the secret of the box, and what it contains will eventually change her life I loved Kallie s relationship with her grandfather You could tell from the start that although they believe in different things, they have a bond that is very important and loving Kallie s relationship with her father was also loving, but less demonstrative Anna is a girl in Kallie s story who is the complete opposite of her She delights in making up stories and going on adventures She compliments Kallie and although their relationship is a struggle at first you can tell that this is the beginning of a life long friendship Liah was a very strong willed and smart young lady She takes magic as a ...


  9. says:

    I loved this creepy, alluring middle grade story by Marina Cohen Kallie is very comfortable in her skin, smart, and kind of a loner When Kallie accompanies her grandfather Jess to a Local Festival of Fools she is confronted with some strange goings on beginning with a faceless man giving her a puzzle box As she sets herself the task of unlocking the box s secrets, Kallie is drawn into a mystery of another time and place where Liah is a bone carver in training who must overcome an evil empress with a box of bones What readers will really enjoy about this book is the mystery and eerie plot that set Kallie and her friends investigating Pole and Kallie have grown up together and are very much alike in their personalities It is the new student, Anna and the fantasy book, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe that throw Kallie s belief system into questions and turmoil As the plot thickens and Liah, the bone carver s chapters are int...


  10. says:

    Many thanks to the publisher and author for providing me and our BookJunkies reading group an ARC of this title for review All opinions are my own.This was a fantastic little MG fantasy read Imbued with the power of story telling and featuring fun, believable characters, I really enjoyed this There was magic, there was a side story about the real life problems we face, and there was a message of writing your own story and taking control of your own destiny Kallie is a believer in facts After all, stories are just lies So, when her grandfather takes her to the Festival of Fools a waste of time, in her opinion and she sees a faceless man who gives her a trick box that appears to be inlaid with bone, she figures it must all be an illusion A mask, hidden gears, and plastic But, as she finally gets the box open, and discovers the bone dice inside, she begins to realize there is at stake here Because a story is unfolding, an...

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