The Ogre of Oglefort

The Ogre of Oglefort

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When a Hag, an orphan boy and a troll called Ulf get sent to rescue a princess from an ogre, they expect it to be a fairly standard magical mission. But the ogre is depressed, the princess doesn't want to be rescued and the ogre's dead wife is turning in her grave. The Norns who rule their fates decide to take things in hand will the Ogre meet a bloody end, or will he get a happy ending?
Publisher: London : Macmillan Children's Books, 2010
ISBN: 9780230746473
0230746470
9780330513050
9780142421352
Branch Call Number: J IBBO
Characteristics: 230 p. : ill.

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m2 Oct 31, 2011

Wow! Was I disappointed in this one. Eva Ibbotson is my favorite children's writer -- and this one reads like a quick rough draft playing with or getting ready for (or rehashing) Island of the Aunts. My guess is that it was not Eva Ibbotson's idea to publish this, but somoeone else's after her death (or at least that's what I am telling myself.)

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