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The Resource The assassination of Brangwain Spurge, M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin

The assassination of Brangwain Spurge, M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin

Label
The assassination of Brangwain Spurge
Title
The assassination of Brangwain Spurge
Statement of responsibility
M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Uptight elfin historian Brangwain Spurge is on a mission: survive being catapulted across the mountains into goblin territory, deliver a priceless peace offering to their mysterious dark lord, and spy on the goblin kingdom — from which no elf has returned alive in more than a hundred years. Brangwain’s host, the goblin archivist Werfel, is delighted to show Brangwain around. They should be the best of friends, but a series of extraordinary double crosses, blunders, and cultural misunderstandings throws these two bumbling scholars into the middle of an international crisis that may spell death for them — and war for their nations. Witty mixed media illustrations show Brangwain’s furtive missives back to the elf kingdom, while Werfel’s determinedly unbiased narrative tells an entirely different story. A hilarious and biting social commentary that could only come from the likes of National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson and Newbery Honoree Eugene Yelchin, this tale is rife with thrilling action and visual humor . . . and a comic disparity that suggests the ultimate victor in a war is perhaps not who won the battles, but who gets to write the history
Summary
Elf historian Brangwain Spurge is sent to goblin country to deliver a peace offering to their dark lord and spy on the goblin kingdom, but he and his goblin host commit a series of blunders that might bring their nations to war
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Character
Illustration
Award
ALA Notable Children's Book, 2019
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10690125
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Anderson, M. T
Dewey number
[FIC]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
10-14
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
760
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Yelchin, Eugene
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elves
  • Goblins
  • Scholars
  • Spy stories
  • aTween fiction
  • YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
  • YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Satire
  • YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
The assassination of Brangwain Spurge, M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21560182
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
516 pages
Isbn
9780763698225
Lccn
bl2018185990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1022199938
Label
The assassination of Brangwain Spurge, M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21560182
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
516 pages
Isbn
9780763698225
Lccn
bl2018185990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1022199938

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