The Robe of Skulls

By Vivian French
Illustrated by Ross Collins

An exuberant, hilarious and wildly entertaining fairy tale with a cast of characters who are good, bad and very, very ugly.

All is not well in the crumbling castle high above the mountain village of Fracture. The sorceress Lady Lamorna has her heart set on a new robe. A very expensive new robe. To get the cash she will stop at nothing, including kidnapping, blackmail and more than a little black magic. But she reckons without the heroic Gracie Gillypot, not to mention a gallant if rather scruffy prince, two chatty bats, the wickedest stepsister ever, a troll with a grudge – and some very Ancient crones.

  • A fast-paced, action-packed adventure to enthral boys or girls who like their fairy stories with a twist.

About the author

Vivian French is a professional storyteller and an acclaimed children's author. She is the author of the Read and Wonder non-fiction books Caterpillar Butterfly (shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler Award) and Growing Frogs, as well as the bestselling Tiara Club series. Vivian lives in Edinburgh.

About the illustrator

Ross Collins is an acclaimed author and illustrator, winner of the 1994 Macmillan Prize for Illustration. His popular children's titles include Germs, The Three Grumpies by Tamra Wright and the Little Hero series by John Grant. He lives in Glasgow.


2008: Hillingdon Primary School Book of the Year Award

Groups of children in 30 of the London Borough of Hillingdon's primary schools choose their favourite book of the year. - Shortlisted

2008: Hounslow Junior Book Award

Children from eight primary schools take part in the inaugural Hounslow Junior Book Awards. - Shortlisted

2008: Royal Mail Scottish Children's Book Awards

Now the biggest UK children’s book prize, the Royal Mail Awards are an innovative nationwide reading project in which children and young people from every corner of Scotland read and vote for their favourite books in 3 age group categories. - Shortlisted

2008: Stockton Children's Book of the Year

Stockton - Winner

ISBN: 9780744583618
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: July 15, 2007
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 208pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $12.99
New Zealand RRP: $14.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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