The Skull: A Tyrolean Folktale

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It is spooky season, and I was so excited to read a new creepy book from Jon Klassen. I mean who doesn’t love his previous books? Otilla seems to be the bravest character ever. She is running away from something or someone when she finds a creepy house in the woods with a talking skull. It seems that she makes great friends with the skull and that they are actually good for one another. However, I don’t want to spoil the story, so I will say this is a must read!

The book as well as the illustrations are on fire! My favorite part was how Otilla wanted to save the skull from himself. Why? This book also left me with so many questions: how was she so cool to meet a skull and what was she running from? I love it.

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Author Jon Klassen
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 112 pages
Publisher Candlewick Press
Publish Date 11-Jul-2023
ISBN 9781536223361
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Issue August 2023
Category Sequential Art - Kids