Discover the Newbery Honor winner Doll Bones
, from Holly Black, the cocreator of the Spiderwick Chronicles. AKirkus Reviews
Best Book. A School Library Journal
Best Book. A Booklist
Editors Choice Books for Youth. A Publishers Weekly
Best Childrens Book. A NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing. A 2013 Goodreads Choice award nominee. APeople Magazine
Best New Kids Book. Six starred reviews!
Winner of a 2014 Newbery Honor Medal.
Zach, Poppy, and Alice have been friends forever. And for almost as long, theyve been playing one continuous, ever-changing game of pirates and thieves, mermaids and warriors. Ruling over all is the Great Queen, a bone-china doll cursing those who displease her.
But they are in middle school now. Zachs father pushes him to give up make-believe, and Zach quits the game. Their friendship might be over, until Poppy declares shes been having dreams about the Queenand the ghost of a girl who will not rest until the bone-china doll is buried in her empty grave.
Zach and Alice and Poppy set off on one last adventure to lay the Queens ghost to rest. But nothing goes according to plan, and as their adventure turns into an epic journey, creepy things begin to happen. Is the doll just a doll or something more sinister? And if there really is a ghost, will it let them go now that it has them in its clutches?Doll Bones
is a winner of the Newbery Honor, is the recipient of six starred reviews, was on four Best Book lists, and was called "perfect" byThe New York Times