Scepter Of The Ancients, Skulduggery Pleasant Book 1

Summary:

Gordon Edgely, a world-renowned author of mysteries and the macabre, is dead. Uncle Gordon bequeathed his mansion and wealth to his 12-year-old niece, Stephanie. When Stephanie heard rumors that Uncle Gordon did not die of natural causes, she decided something needed to be done. On the day of her uncle’s funeral, she met Skulduggery Pleasant, ace detective, Gordon's friend, and a walking, talking, skeleton. Together, they will work on the case and put those rumors to rest.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Pre-teens and teens alike will enjoy this fast-paced fantasy adventure.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Parent Reaction

The author knows his audience, young teen readers, and the topics that they enjoy reading. Skulduggery Pleasant is a fast paced, macabre, adventure story. The enjoyment and tone of the work is created and sustained by the sparkling repartee that permeates the entire work.

Type of Book:
This is the book that launches the Skulduggery Pleasant fantasy adventure for pre-teens.
Educational Themes:

One of the primary goals of education is to teach reading and to keep learners, regardless of grade, engaged in reading. To accomplish that goal, schools and parents need to have reading material that is valuable, informative, and enjoyable. This book meets all those criteria.

Reading Level:
5.6
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 to 14
Recommended Age To Read Together:
9 to 12
Age of child:
Review pending.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is a fun book to read. It is well written and will provide hours of worthwhile and enjoyable reading.

Title Scepter of the Ancients
About

Skulduggery Pleasant, Book 1

Author Derek Landy
Publisher HarperTrophy, Imprint HarperCollins Publishers © 2008
ISBN 9780061231179
Material Hard Cover
Cost $7.99
Genres Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Humor
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