Saturday, November 2, 2013
by Philip Reeve
Scolastic Press, 2012. 340 pgs. Fiction
Skarper is a rare thing among the rather slow but extremely aggressive goblin race--he is dead clever and avoids fighting at all costs. But his smarts soon lead him straight into trouble. Before he knows it, Skarper has been cast out by his kind into the human world where he meets Henwyn, a human boy with a brave and noble heart but not a lot of brains. Henwyn wants nothing so much as to be a true hero. Skarper just wants to survive another day of his exile. Together, they make a hilarious team who find trouble and adventure following them wherever they go.