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by Bruce Coville

Free eBook The Skull of Truth: A Magic Shop Book (Magic Shop Series) download ISBN: 0671023438
Author: Bruce Coville
Publisher: Aladdin (January 1, 1999)
Language: English
Pages: 208
Category: Books for Children
Subcategory: Growing Up and Facts of Life
Size MP3: 1331 mb
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Rating: 4.8
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It really wan't what I expected when reading one of Coville's Magic Shop Books, but I loved it nonetheless

It really wan't what I expected when reading one of Coville's Magic Shop Books, but I loved it nonetheless. Just because the book is more serious I would recommend it to older children or having a parent read the story first.

It really wan't what I expected when reading one of Coville's Magic Shop Books, but I loved it nonetheless

It really wan't what I expected when reading one of Coville's Magic Shop Books, but I loved it nonetheless.

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Magic Shop is a series of children's fantasy novels by author Bruce Coville. The books revolve around the mysterious magic supplies store run by an old man named . Each book follows a child who stumbles into the store and acquires a magical being or object of tremendous magical strength and abilities.

Summary: Small for his age but artistically talented, twelve-year-old. In the first, he found a human skull that looked almost real. The Skull of Truth," read a hand-lettered label underneath it. Next to the skull was a collection of Chinese rings. A thousand different hues seemed to shimmer across its glistening surface.

I liked this book because it had some odd characters. The new librarian and the man who owned the magic shop. After coming across the skull of truth a boy is unable to lie. Upper elementary THEMES- lying, truth, friendship, right vs. wrong. errudd, November 26, 2013.

Magic Shop is a series of books by Bruce Coville about children who run away from trouble and find Mr. Elives Magic Shop, where they find strange objects in and a moral. Magic Shop is a series of books by Bruce Coville about children who run away from trouble and find Mr. The series includes the following books: Jennifer Murdley's Toad. Jennifer Murdley had no idea what she was getting into the day she bought the big toad from the strange man who ran Elives’ Magic Shop.

For use in schools and libraries only. Charlie, a sixth-grader with a compulsion to tell lies, acquires a mysterious skull that forces its owner to tell only the truth, causing some awkward moments before he understands its power. Format:Library Binding. ISBN13:9781439596623. Release Date:April 2009.

The Skull of Truth by Bruce Coville - The Book Nut: A Book Lover's Guide. Nuts Of all the BUNNICULA books this supposedly final (another book came along years later) book in the series is probably the most forgettable

The Skull of Truth by Bruce Coville - The Book Nut: A Book Lover's Guide. Nuts Of all the BUNNICULA books this supposedly final (another book came along years later) book in the series is probably the most forgettable. Yes, I know, sad right? But of each of the other books in the series I have very specific memories, moments that made me feel this or that emotion

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HOLD ON TO YOUR SKULL! When Charlie Eggleston stumbles into Mr. Elive's mysterious magic shop, he's looking for a phone so he can call his parents. What he finds is a wise-cracking skull that leads him into the adventure of a lifetime. Along the way, Charlie will learn some unexpected lessons about truth, love, friendship, and bad haircuts. And what he finds at the end of his journey, not even the Skull of Truth could have anticipated.
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Lailace
I loved reading this book in the series. It has a special parable told near the end that sums up how to live your life so that it seems like you're in heaven. Adults and children live it. My grandson is 9 and is very much hooked in the Magic Shop series. The best one is Jeremy Thatcher Dragon Hatcher.
Cheber
My son and I love Bruce Coville. The Skull of Truth is no exception.
Gna
This book is a tiny slow getting started, but once the reader is indulging thoroughly, there's no getting away. A great read for elementary-aged readers who are curiously considering adventures away from the parents. A totally safe way they can get that without the process of physically being in danger.

Terrific for a parent to share with the child at bedtime. No gore or anything remotely gross, other than a skull.
Gindian
I purchased this as an Accelerated Reader book for my 8-year-old; we both found it delightful. Yorick was a perfect image for his imagination and the fantastic quality of the story kept him constantly involved; I found the book both entertaining and thought-provoking. The truths that the skull forces people to tell gave us the opportunity for a number of real-life discussions. Coville is a terrific writer for all ages -- unlike many writers of "youth" books, he goes beyond the obvious yucky stuff that interests 8-year-old boys and brings so much more to life (even to a discussion of Shakespeare and the Tragedy of Hamlet!)
Connorise
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Skull of Truth is definitely one of my favorites in this series right next to Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher. It really wan't what I expected when reading one of Coville's Magic Shop Books, but I loved it nonetheless. It was just a lot more series than all the other ones, and there were tons of "messages" all of which were more obvious than in the other books. Just because the book is more serious I would recommend it to older children or having a parent read the story first. There are discussion about a boy having cancer and loosing his hair, as well as the main character's uncle being homosexual. There was also a flashback in which a boy's head was dunked into a boiling cauldron; he was alright, but it turned his hair white. While I was reading this part I thought it was a bit dark, especially because I thought he was going to die, as this was a flashback to someone's death. It was also a little strange for a children's book to mention that someone's grandmother was a stripper! I am not sure what Coville was thinking when he wrote this. I have no problems with any of this, but parents may not be ready to discuss these issues with their children, so I didn't want anyone to be surprised by the unusual content in the book.

I adored the characters, especially the skull, whose name we find out to be Yorick. He is so annoying that he is funny, but at first some might think he was pretty scary. Who wouldn't be scared of finding a human skull and having to carry it around only to find out that it can talk too! I loved how we really get to know him, especially after he tells the story of how he died. Made the story feel much more personal. Charlie is the main character who changes a lot as the story progresses. His character felt really personal as well because we learn a lot about him and his family, as well as reading about how he handles his friends illness and his uncle's homosexuality. Also, the rats, Jerrome and Roxanne, were awesome! I love them! You don't get to know too much about them in this book, but they are pretty interesting characters in Juliet Dove, Queen of Love.

I thought the story itself was terrific. It really teaches children about lying and telling the truth and how sometimes it may hurt to tell the truth, but that it is the better thing to do. There are many other lessons that children learn while they are reading this book, and I think that is the biggest reason why I love these Magic Shop Books.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book in the series, but it is really different from the rest of them so far; I haven't read them all yet. I strongly encourage you to read this book before giving it to your child to make sure you are comfortable with it. I would suggest that it may be more appropriate for older readers. However, I still loved the book and can't wait to read the rest of the books in the series.
Jockahougu
I remember the Skull of Truth being mentioned in the book, "Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher," and I wanted to find out what was the story behind that item and I was glad to find that this had it's own book. The book is what you'd expect, it has another kid who is running from bullies and ends up in Elives' Magic Shop and buys a magic artifact and it ends up messing up his life, but he learns a lot and is a better person for it after it's all over. It's true that's how you can describe all the "Magic Shop" books, but still it's a good formula for these stories.

In this book there are nods to the previous books, "Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher," and "Jennifer Murdley's Toad," and I admit that made me smile. I liked this one a little less than Dragon Hatcher, but a little more than Jennifer Murdley's Toad. If you liked these books as a kid, they will keep you entertained for a little while as you read them as an adult and put a smile on your face.

Check it out!
Dagdarad
I started listening to the Full Cast Audio recording of Bruce Coville's SKULL OF TRUTH and couldn't bring myself to stop, so I listened straight through. I advise getting the book also, for the illustrations and to savor bits like, “We’re all slaves to curiosity.”
I loved the Hamlet references , the folktale, and the lessons on the nature of truth. “There are many kinds of truth, Charlie, and that story is true in a very deep way.” So are the books of the Magic Shop series. Thanks, Bruce Coville for excellent books and proof that Mr. Elives.