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Gorman, Zac

Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain

(3) 4-6 Illustrated by Sam Bosma. Twelve-year-old girl Thisby is gamekeeper for a castle dungeon's resident monsters. But after Prince Ingo is kidnapped, she joins snobbish Princess Iphigenia to rescue him and thwart an ancient evil. Thisby and Iphigenia initially clash but slowly become friends while facing the dungeon's perils together. Sly humor, engaging characters, and unusual creatures make this series-starting fantasy shine. Black-and-white illustrations capture key moments.

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