Christopher Robin was sitting outside his door, putting on his Big Boots. As soon as he saw the Big Boots, Pooh knew that an Adventure was going to happen, and he brushed the honey off his nose with the back of his paw, and spruced himself up as well as he could, so as to look Ready for Anything.–Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne
When the Spoffards inherit a candy shop, they never expected to move in. But there’s something magical and mysterious about the old place. Twins, Oz and Lily, aren’t sure what to think, especially when they meet the strange immortal inhabitants of their new home.
Oz wasn’t too scared of rats in general, but this rat was different—it was smoking.
The cover screams Halloween, don’t you think? This lovely story has rich vocabulary, monsters, chatty bats, magic stew, and a sorceress who has an obsession with clothes. For me, The Robe of Skulls is made of win!
“Who knows, my friend? Maybe the sword does have some magic. Personally, I think it’s the warrior who wields it.”