Goblin Secrets by William Alexander

Goblin Secrets

Zombay #1

William Alexander

223 pages first pub 2012 (editions)

fiction fantasy middle grade adventurous mysterious fast-paced


In the National Book Award-winning Goblin Secrets, a boy joins a theatrical troupe of goblins to find his missing brother. In the town of Zombay, there is a witch named Graba who has clockwork chicken legs and moves her house around--much like the...

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adventurous 100%
mysterious 75%
dark 50%
emotional 25%
lighthearted 25%
sad 25%
tense 25%


fast 75%
slow 25%

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Loveable characters?

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Diverse cast of characters?

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