Nurk: The Strange, Surprising Adventures of a (Somewhat) Brave Shrew

By: Ursula Vernon

Although Nurk wants to be like his fearless (but long-lost) warrior grandmother, he's not a very brave shrew. He worries about going on adventures: what if he spends his time "wet and cold and hungry and without clean socks"? Then a mysterious letter arrives with a desperate plea for help. It is meant for his grandmother, but Nurk decides that he has no choice but to go in her place. Before long, he finds himself on a dragonfly-prince-saving mission that would intimidate even the biggest, baddest, and bravest of adventurers. Black-and-white art.

ISBN: 9780152063757

JLG Release: Aug 2008


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Topics: Animals , Adventures , Letters , Storms , Journals , Boats , Bravery , Kings , Rescues , Monsters , Defenses , Captives , Escapes , Gratitude , Home

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Nurk is a meek, homebody shrew. After reading a letter meant for his warrior grandmother and taking courage from her old journal, he becomes caught up in a quest to save a dragonfly prince. Nurk's small-scale adventure is an approachable, accessible coming-of-age tale for animal-fantasy lovers. Thick-lined black-and-white illustrations help set the Nurk is a meek, homebody shrew. After reading a letter meant for his warrior grandmother and taking courage from her old journal, he becomes caught up in a quest to save a dragonfly prince. Nurk's small-scale adventure is an approachable, accessible coming-of-age tale for animal-fantasy lovers. Thick-lined black-and-white illustrations help set the scene.

Book Details

ISBN

9780152063757

First Release

August 2008

Genre

Fantasy/adventure.

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

5 1/2" x 8 1/4"

Page Count

144

Accelerated Reader

Level 5.8; Points: 4;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 6.4; Points: 9;

Lexile

Level 920L

Format

Print Book

Edition

-

Publisher

Harcourt

Potentially Sensitive Areas

none

Topics

Animals, Adventures, Letters, Storms, Journals, Boats, Bravery, Kings, Rescues, Monsters, Defenses, Captives, Escapes, Gratitude, Home,

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