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Young Adult Book #12: The Kingdom of Little Wounds

Title: The Kingdom of Little Wounds

Author: Susann Cokal

Publication Date: 2013

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Price: $22.99

Number of Pages: 541

Awards: Prinz Honor

Genre/Subgenre: 582 more words

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The Kingdom of Little Wounds

   

The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal, is what the author calls a “fairy tale about Syphilis”. This dark story mainly follows the lives of three women: The Queen of the Kingdom who seems to be going a bit mad and who’s children are dying from the “french disease” , Ava Bingen, a young seamstress for the queen who makes one little mistake and in turn gets caught up in the horrors of court, and Mini Sorte, a mute slave who rises from the ranks of nursry maid to the queen’s handmaiden. 145 more words

The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal

Title: The Kingdom of Little Wounds
Author: Susann Cokal

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Set in the Scandinavian Renaissance, a kingdom finds itself in the middle of a conspiracy over power. 992 more words

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Book Review: The Kingdom of Little Wounds (Susann Cokal)

I wish I could begin this review of The Kingdom of Little Wounds (Candlewick 2013) with one of the things I loved about the novel. Perhaps I’d start with Susann Cokal’s writing, which combines the controlled rhythms of literary fiction with the extravagant metaphors of fantasy: 1,265 more words

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