The Last of the High Kings

By Kate Thompson
Publisher Greenwillow Imprint Greenwillow ISBN


Awards and Honors 2008 Horn Book Fanfare, Best Fiction for Teens

The Last of the High Kings

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"Jenny had never had a friend before . . . There was the púka, of course, but he was more like a teacher or a kindly old uncle than a friend." When the púka-a large, shape-shifting goat-asks eleven-year-old Jenny to befriend a ghost, she agrees; after all, the ghost is sad and lonely. For thousands of years, the ghost has guarded a mountaintop beacon from horrible monsters . . . such as the púka, Jenny begins to suspect. So, she wonders: is the púka actually kind or just using her to get to the ghost? Glossary.
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