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The ogre of Oglefort

The ogre of Oglefort

Ibbotson, Eva

When a Hag, an orphan boy and a troll called Ulf get sent to rescue a princess from an ogre, they expect it to be a fairly standard magical mission. But the ogre is depressed, the princess doesn't want to be rescued - and the ogre's dead wife is turning in her grave

Paperback, Book. English. General. Fiction 9+. Children's stories.
Published London: Macmillan Children's, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: Eva Ibbotson
ISBN: 0330513052, 9780330513050
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Originally published: 2010.
Physical Description: 230 p. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Ghouls and ogres Juvenile fiction.; Trolls Juvenile fiction.; Princesses Juvenile fiction.; Orphans Juvenile fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 6.1
Interest Level: MY
Points: 8
Quiz Number: 223842

Author note

Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna, but when the Nazis came to power her family fled to England and she was sent to boarding school. She became a writer while bringing up her four children, and her bestselling novels have been published around the world. Journey to the River Sea won the Nestlé Gold Award and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Some of her other young fiction titles include The Secret of Platform 13, Which Witch? and Dial a Ghost. Eva died peacefully in October 2010 at the age of eighty-five.