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The Folk Keeper
Franny Billingsley
Children's Fiction BILLING

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From Publishers' Weekly:

In our Best Books of 2001 citation, PW wrote, "Billingsley draws on storytelling traditions yet invents a thoroughly original subterranean world inhabited by menacing creatures called Folk. Hang on for a hair-raising ride." Ages 10-14. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Gr 5-8-A young orphan charged with placating the volatile Folk, believed to control her people's fate, discovers the world of the sea and begins to understand her mysterious heritage. A gripping gothic romance and selkie tale rolled into one. (Oct.) (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters Corinna Stonewall
Age: 15
Disguises herself as a boy so that she can serve as Folk Keeper; is never cold; her hair grows two inches every night while she sleeps; self-reliant; solitary.

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