The Royal Woods

The Royal Woods

Book - 2007
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All it takes is one look -- one look for 12-year-old Sydney and her nine-year-old brother Turk to know that everything had changed. The farm where their Uncle Frank and Aunt Lily used to live was gone, and along with it, their dreams of a happy ever-after.

Now what? With their mother dead and their father buried under his grief, Sydney and Turk decided to hop a freight train and go west. The farm was their destination, but in its place is a strange new subdivision: The Royal Woods.

Rather than return home and admit defeat, Sydney and Turk embark on the adventure of a lifetime. With a homeless eccentric and an illegal immigrant as their only friends -- and some neighborhood bullies making things a little difficult -- the pair struggle to make a life for themselves in their odd new surroundings.

The Royal Woods is an often fantastical, always engaging yarn that turns more than a few fairy tale conventions on their heads. Writing with a wink and a nod to Frank L. Baum's The Wizard of Oz and movies like Big Fish, Matt Duggan offers a smart, page-turning tale for young adult readers.
Publisher: Toronto : Key Porter Books, 2007.
ISBN: 9781552638262
155263826X
Characteristics: 218 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm.

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CAT_200
Mar 16, 2012

I loved this book! I loved all of it. I would totally recomend it!

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jasmin_3333
Apr 20, 2009

This book is a very inspiring book. It tells about 2 kids going in the woods, and then living in other people's houses without paying, and nobody finds out. Then they deside to go back, and they take thier friend Shep with them. Then they come to a problem, they can't find anything to travel back in so they see a big red hot air baloon. They all jump into it, amd run away back. Then after a long while they relize they back where they started.

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m1chae1
Apr 20, 2009

Great great book it was my 2rd favorit book it was very intesting and I would recomend it to all most anyone and its just a great book that's why its my 2rd favorit book and I rank it at 4 and a half stars! And I love the chaters and my favorite chater is shep the crasy bird man but hes a little crasy only about his clothes and I gess about how he cant stop wiseling!

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yoda3000
Apr 15, 2009

the book was very intresting

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ARE
Apr 11, 2009

the suspense really builds in this book

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silverreader
Apr 07, 2009

This book don't have a happy ending :(

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Lmach
Apr 07, 2009

One of the most boring books I've ever read almost as boring as loser!

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simranjit10
Apr 07, 2009

This book is soooo good, and I think that everyone should get to read it. Like how did the kids go into the car wash without having a car or something to cover them. This book is really good! I am pretty sure I will be voting for this book!

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mustangstar
Apr 04, 2009

Can't believe that 2 kids went in to the car wash! Without a car!!!!!!

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CREAMZ
Apr 01, 2009

good book???

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