On her tenth birthday, Ellen wakes up to find a silver crown on her pillow; a few minutes later her house burns up, her parents disappear, and she is launched on an adventure involving a trek through the woods, a castle full of brainwashed captives, and the powerful Hieronymus Machine which wants her crown.
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In real life, Robert C. O'Brien was Robert Leslie Conly. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, attended Williams College and graduated from the University of Rochester. He studied piano at the Eastman School of Music, and at one time considered becoming a musician. Instead, he became a writer and editor for such magazines as Newsweek and National Geographic. He lived in New York City and then in Washington, D.C., and he and his wife had one son and three daughters. His other books for young readers include the Newbery Medal winner Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, which was the basis for the animated film The Secret of NIMH, and Z for Zachariah, which was completed by his wife and daughter with the help of his notes after his death in 1973.
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Book Description Simon Pulse, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0020446519
Book Description Simon Pulse, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0020446519
Book Description Simon Pulse, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-198-91-7256007
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