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The good witches of Wadingburn are worried - there's a new witch in town with a bag of magic bones, and she's so evil she makes their toes ache. The good witches of Wadingburn are worried - there's a new witch in town with a bag of magic bones, and she's so evil she makes their toes ache.


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The good witches of Wadingburn are worried - there's a new witch in town with a bag of magic bones, and she's so evil she makes their toes ache. The good witches of Wadingburn are worried - there's a new witch in town with a bag of magic bones, and she's so evil she makes their toes ache.

30 review for The Bag of Bones

  1. 5 out of 5

    Calista

    I enjoyed this book. I want to read them all. This is set in a magical kingdom ruled by Queen Bluebell the 28th. She has to announce her heir and her daughter is missing. the witches are typically silly, yet one shows up using deep magic which is black magic and things start happening. Gracie lives with the crones who weave the web of time and they see black magic spreading all over the web. Gracie sets off to fix everything. There are trolls, bats, rats and witches in this book. There is also a I enjoyed this book. I want to read them all. This is set in a magical kingdom ruled by Queen Bluebell the 28th. She has to announce her heir and her daughter is missing. the witches are typically silly, yet one shows up using deep magic which is black magic and things start happening. Gracie lives with the crones who weave the web of time and they see black magic spreading all over the web. Gracie sets off to fix everything. There are trolls, bats, rats and witches in this book. There is also a prince. This book was simply a fun read. I enjoyed it. The characters are fun, the world is a little dark and a little creepy and it feels safe. The characters are quirky and there is plenty of magic. The dark witch feels bad without being too scary. Great for middle grade readers.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Chris

    Gracie, Marlon, and Prince Malcom are back, with some new characters to deal with. As Queen Bluebell is planning to name her successor to the throne of Wadingburn, something is a foot. Deep magic is back (the forbidden magic in the 5 kingdoms), and it could be that it is only stoppable by a Trueheart. Another fine adventure for our characters awaits in book 2, and expecting more to continue with them through book 5 (last one in the series, I believe).

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sand-Witch

    I will never not love this book. Everything is written out so smoothly and it all fit together like a puzzle at the end. I love how all the characters play a part in the story no matter if they were human or troll or bat or whatever. I felt like the characters weren’t just put in there to be used. This was an easy and incredibly enjoyable book that I really liked. Some people may find it childish but who cares about them. Good night :)

  4. 5 out of 5

    Carter

    Summary: Truda Hangdrail an evil practicer of dark magic is forbidden from the Five Kingdoms, but she comes to visit her granddaughter who lives in the kingdom. When she gets to the village she realizes that Queen Bluebell is going to make a big announcement and she needs to stop it before she can. I really liked this book because I like stories that seem made up but could seem them actually happening like in the olden days, the way the story was written was very smooth and you can clearly see t Summary: Truda Hangdrail an evil practicer of dark magic is forbidden from the Five Kingdoms, but she comes to visit her granddaughter who lives in the kingdom. When she gets to the village she realizes that Queen Bluebell is going to make a big announcement and she needs to stop it before she can. I really liked this book because I like stories that seem made up but could seem them actually happening like in the olden days, the way the story was written was very smooth and you can clearly see the plot that is happening the author does not give us any unnecessary scenes in the story. I recommend you reading this book.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Nikki in Niagara

    Reason for Reading: Next in the series. Summary: The evil witch Truda Hangnail, practitioner of Deep Magic (not permitted in the Five Kingdoms) comes to visit her granddaughter and takes control of the local group of witches shrinking them down to the size of rats. Loobly, one of the witch's servants, escapes and sets off to get the help of the Ancient Crones. Meanwhile, it is Queen Bluebell's 80th birthday celebration and since she has no female heirs she will be naming her future successor at Reason for Reading: Next in the series. Summary: The evil witch Truda Hangnail, practitioner of Deep Magic (not permitted in the Five Kingdoms) comes to visit her granddaughter and takes control of the local group of witches shrinking them down to the size of rats. Loobly, one of the witch's servants, escapes and sets off to get the help of the Ancient Crones. Meanwhile, it is Queen Bluebell's 80th birthday celebration and since she has no female heirs she will be naming her future successor at the party. But Truda Hangnail has a diabolical plan to crash the party and become the Queen of the Five Kingdoms herself! Comments: A fun sequel to The Robe of Skulls! Lots of new characters are introduced but all the familiar ones from the first book find there way into this story as well. The bats Marlon and Alf join in on the first page, then the twin brother princes make their appearance, as well as the Ancient Crones. Our heroine (from book one) Gracie Gillypot and Gubble the troll finally make a late appearance halfway through the book. A quick, easy read with lots of magic and dastardly doings. Truda Hangnail is all badness and as in the first book the bad are bad and the good are good keeping the story a fun romp through a fantasy world. I really enjoyed the new main character, Loobly. She's outwardly so timid and yet she sticks up for herself every time it counts. Her fondness for rats is amusing as well. This is one of those books that's just plain 'a whole lotta fun'. While the plot may have been predictable (to me) I had a great time getting there. I love these characters. I love the Scottish author's sense of humour and I love Ross Collins illustrations. Looking at the author's website, I see a third book has already been published in the UK, called The Heart of Glass. No sign of it on this side of the ocean yet but hopefully it will be a summer 2010 release.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Cemeread

    Bag of Bones is the second book in the Tales from the Five Kingdoms series and it's another good story. I felt readers would need to read the first book Robe of Skulls to really know what is going on in this one since there really isn't any explanation for why things are the way they are or background on the characters. Something is brewing in this story. Deep magic isn't practiced in the Five Kingdoms, but a witch gets in that does try to practice deep magic. I say try because her spells don't Bag of Bones is the second book in the Tales from the Five Kingdoms series and it's another good story. I felt readers would need to read the first book Robe of Skulls to really know what is going on in this one since there really isn't any explanation for why things are the way they are or background on the characters. Something is brewing in this story. Deep magic isn't practiced in the Five Kingdoms, but a witch gets in that does try to practice deep magic. I say try because her spells don't always work the way she wants. Of course, this can only be trouble as the crones' loom begins to stain. There is a ball planned where Queen Bluebell is to announce her successor. The only problem is her only child ran away years ago. Gracie,Gubble,Prince Marcus, Marlon and his nephew Alf are all part of the action again. I do wish Marlon had more lines. He was so funny in the first book, but has a smaller part in this second one. There are a few new characters which include an orphan named Loobly and some rats. Some of the rats are kind of funny. Once again it is very clear who the good and bad characters are. The deep magic witch will have you routing for the good guys even more than Lady Lamora did. Bottom Line: Bag of Bones , the second of the Tales from the Five Kingdoms series,is another good read with likable characters you'll cheer for and characters you'll love to despise. It's humorous and has a twist on a classic fairy tale with a prince who would never fit into the Disney realm. I recommend it to both boys and girls. Even children who aren't reading chapter books yet can enjoy this story if it's read aloud.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jay

    I would talk in a laid back stoner's voice for Marlon. For Alf, I'd use a high-pitcher, very exuberant "little kid" voice. For Truda Hangnail, I'd get to use my creaky witchy voice. Do I have a troll voice?!? This book would be a great read aloud. So many fun characters and a story that bounces along, following after a whole Love Boat's worth of different story strands that, in the end, all come together nicely. Sure, the characters are rather fixed in a flat photo version of reality, but it does I would talk in a laid back stoner's voice for Marlon. For Alf, I'd use a high-pitcher, very exuberant "little kid" voice. For Truda Hangnail, I'd get to use my creaky witchy voice. Do I have a troll voice?!? This book would be a great read aloud. So many fun characters and a story that bounces along, following after a whole Love Boat's worth of different story strands that, in the end, all come together nicely. Sure, the characters are rather fixed in a flat photo version of reality, but it does give the story a nice black and white, good versus evil slant that can be a lot of fun. There are a few characters who walk around in shades of gray, but it's usually the gray of ignorance rather than the gray of depth. Since I have not been reading these aloud, but have been reading them because my son really liked them, I am uncertain whether I will continue. There are lots of non "fairy tale feel" books still calling to me... but being able to talk about these with my son has a lot of allure, too.

  8. 5 out of 5

    April

    Another book in the Five Kingdoms series that's so much fun and an awesome read! These are so much fun when you want a bit of light-hearted ness and yet still a gripping story you just can't seem to put down. I find myself smiling whenever I've read these so far - and I totalky plan to read the entire series! Every character is such a blast to read about - even the ones who are causing trouble! I love all the names French comes up with for all her characters, they fit the characters so well. I m Another book in the Five Kingdoms series that's so much fun and an awesome read! These are so much fun when you want a bit of light-hearted ness and yet still a gripping story you just can't seem to put down. I find myself smiling whenever I've read these so far - and I totalky plan to read the entire series! Every character is such a blast to read about - even the ones who are causing trouble! I love all the names French comes up with for all her characters, they fit the characters so well. I mean who thinks to name a girl Loobly? But it's so clever, each name has a reason - sometimes it's about personality, like Mrs. Cringe, one of the nastier mean-hearted witches. Read these books, you will quickly fall under their spell like I have! :D

  9. 4 out of 5

    Arief Mulyanto

    The ilustration makes the story more live.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    Not quite as good as Robe of Skulls, but still a good adventure. One thing that bothered me is that Gracie said Loobly was left at the orphanage 17 years ago. When Loobly was left, she was old enough to say "Loobly Dirty," which would now make her at least 18. Well, Loobly is certainly not 18, plus that wouldn't fit the rest of the story. I suppose it was probably just an error that snuck into the text. Anyway, though, I'm excited to continue the series. Not quite as good as Robe of Skulls, but still a good adventure. One thing that bothered me is that Gracie said Loobly was left at the orphanage 17 years ago. When Loobly was left, she was old enough to say "Loobly Dirty," which would now make her at least 18. Well, Loobly is certainly not 18, plus that wouldn't fit the rest of the story. I suppose it was probably just an error that snuck into the text. Anyway, though, I'm excited to continue the series.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Lynn

    It may have been a little helpful to have read the first in the series, but I was able to guess a lot about it. I'm still trying to decide which of my students would enjoy this - it's not really scary or silly, rather it meanders back and forth between seriousness and fun. The many characters were a bit tough to follow, especially with similar names and similar personalities. Not sure if the entire series is a good value. Will have to check with some of my student readers!w It may have been a little helpful to have read the first in the series, but I was able to guess a lot about it. I'm still trying to decide which of my students would enjoy this - it's not really scary or silly, rather it meanders back and forth between seriousness and fun. The many characters were a bit tough to follow, especially with similar names and similar personalities. Not sure if the entire series is a good value. Will have to check with some of my student readers!w

  12. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    While this book lacked the spark that The Robe of Skulls had, it was still a delightful read. The chatty bats were joined by flirty rats, and the adventure was as absurd as ever. I only wish Gracie had shown the same Trueheartedness we saw in her before and that the pieces of the story had come together a little less awkwardly.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Judy

    Definitely a page-turner. Addictive. Engaging characters. I agree with reviewer Annie Dalton who says it takes the traditional fairytale elements and makes them into a completely contemporary children's story. This should appeal to kids who have a low tolerance for classic tales because their writing style seems out of date. Definitely a page-turner. Addictive. Engaging characters. I agree with reviewer Annie Dalton who says it takes the traditional fairytale elements and makes them into a completely contemporary children's story. This should appeal to kids who have a low tolerance for classic tales because their writing style seems out of date.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Chloe Pearl

    My sister and I loved 'Robe of Skulls', so we asked our mom to get us 'Robe of Skulls' on tape. She told us that we should get 'The Bag of Bones', because it was the second book and it was probably just as great, if not better, than the first book. We complained a lot, but at the end, we loved it (obviously. It's always like that). One thing, what kind of name is Loobly? My sister and I loved 'Robe of Skulls', so we asked our mom to get us 'Robe of Skulls' on tape. She told us that we should get 'The Bag of Bones', because it was the second book and it was probably just as great, if not better, than the first book. We complained a lot, but at the end, we loved it (obviously. It's always like that). One thing, what kind of name is Loobly?

  15. 5 out of 5

    Keli

    I do like this series. And now there's the beginnings of romance as the two main characters are starting to age. It's not as compelling as some J and YA series that I've read. But it's fun and I'll read the next one and, probably, any others that come after that. I do like this series. And now there's the beginnings of romance as the two main characters are starting to age. It's not as compelling as some J and YA series that I've read. But it's fun and I'll read the next one and, probably, any others that come after that.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Phoebe

    Another fun adventure in the Five Kingdoms series, this time with a hideous old witch bent on taking over a throne. Fortunately, the two bats, the Ancient Crones, Prince Marcus, and Gracie save the day. Delightful.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Liz Yardley

    This book is fun. There are some convenient magic scenes, which detract from it, but on the whole it's pace and liveliness makes it a damn good read. The use of animal characters is excellent. Kids will have fun with this book. This book is fun. There are some convenient magic scenes, which detract from it, but on the whole it's pace and liveliness makes it a damn good read. The use of animal characters is excellent. Kids will have fun with this book.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Mayrocks

    just as fun as The Robe of Skulls: The First Tale from the Five Kingdoms (Tales from the Five Kingdoms), this sequel longer and fuller. Vivian French seems to be getting into her stride. I bet in the next book that she'll break in to a full run and continue like that for the rest of the series. just as fun as The Robe of Skulls: The First Tale from the Five Kingdoms (Tales from the Five Kingdoms), this sequel longer and fuller. Vivian French seems to be getting into her stride. I bet in the next book that she'll break in to a full run and continue like that for the rest of the series.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Cecilia Rodriguez

    Truda Hangnail has aspirations of taking over and becoming Queen. The only thing in her way, are the castle rats and an orphan named Looby. Gracie and her friends also return to lend a helping hand. A funny story.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Stacy268

    To be reviewed at tweendom a bit later!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jasmine Leigh

    I am already bothered by the fact that this book shares a similar title with a King novel, so far not as funny or involved at the first installment in this series

  22. 5 out of 5

    Brett

    As good as the first one. Can't wait for more. As good as the first one. Can't wait for more.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Ang

    This one was just as silly and fun as the first book "The Robe of Skulls". Cant wait to read the third book. This one was just as silly and fun as the first book "The Robe of Skulls". Cant wait to read the third book.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Winter Ashurst

    Only read the first 2 chapters. I just didn't get what they were saying. Only read the first 2 chapters. I just didn't get what they were saying.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Kait

    Such a fun cute and and adorable read. :D

  26. 4 out of 5

    Alyssa

    It was a great book. There is a evil witch. She wants to be queen. She even gathered an army of rats if they don't make queen. I suggest you read it. It was a great book. There is a evil witch. She wants to be queen. She even gathered an army of rats if they don't make queen. I suggest you read it.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Clare Tissiman connolly

    Very enjoyable trip into a world where dreams come true good people win and are friends with helpful rats and bats that have silly names - back to reality now well closer maybe...

  28. 5 out of 5

    Lucy

    A brilliant follow up to 'The Robe of Skulls', I am eager to see how Gracie Gillypot's journey continues through the next three books surrounding the Five Kingdoms! A brilliant follow up to 'The Robe of Skulls', I am eager to see how Gracie Gillypot's journey continues through the next three books surrounding the Five Kingdoms!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Erika Baewer

    Awwww! I seriously wish these were little cartoon movies <3

  30. 4 out of 5

    PottWab Regional Library

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