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Horns and Wrinkles

Joseph Helgerson

As her cousin Duke—the bully of Blue Wing, Minnesota—dangles her precariously from a steel bridge 20 feet above the flood-swollen Mississippi, Claire doesn’t expect to softly land on a passing boat or to see Duke floundering in the river. And yet as these unlikely events—and more—suddenly begin to happen, some in the sleepy river town don’t seem at all surprised. But when a rhino’s horn suddenly sprouts from Duke’s face and his parents turn to stone, 12-year-old Claire decides to take action. Tracking down trolls and convincing them to reverse a curse, however, may not be as easy as she thinks. Garnering starred reviews from School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly, Joseph Helgerson’s debut novel Horns & Wrinkles is a captivating American fantasy that features a “touch of the Pinocchio effect” (School Library Journal) and a tenacious, likable heroine whose understated eloquence makes this endearing tale “thoroughly believable” (Publishers Weekly). “Tongue-in-cheek humor brings a delightful zing to the playfully inventive storytelling and fast-paced plot … A new Mississippi River fable has been born.”—School Library Journal, starred review

As her cousin Duke—the bully of Blue Wing, Minnesota—dangles her precariously from a steel bridge 20 feet above the flood-swollen Mississippi, Claire doesn’t expect to softly land on a passing boat or to see Duke floundering in the river. And yet as these unlikely events—and more—suddenly begin to happen, some in the sleepy river town don’t seem at all surprised. But when a rhino’s horn suddenly sprouts from Duke’s face and his parents turn to stone, 12-year-old Claire decides to take action. Tracking down trolls and convincing them to reverse a curse, however, may not be as easy as she thinks. Garnering starred reviews from School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly, Joseph Helgerson’s debut novel Horns & Wrinkles is a captivating American fantasy that features a “touch of the Pinocchio effect” (School Library Journal) and a tenacious, likable heroine whose understated eloquence makes this endearing tale “thoroughly believable” (Publishers Weekly). “Tongue-in-cheek humor brings a delightful zing to the playfully inventive storytelling and fast-paced plot … A new Mississippi River fable has been born.”—School Library Journal, starred review
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As her cousin Duke—the bully of Blue Wing, Minnesota—dangles her precariously from a steel bridge 20 feet above the flood-swollen Mississippi, Claire doesn’t expect to softly land on a passing boat or to see Duke floundering in the river. And yet as these unlikely events—and more—suddenly begin to happen, some in the sleepy river town don’t seem at all surprised. But when a rhino’s horn suddenly sprouts from Duke’s face and his parents turn to stone, 12-year-old Claire decides to take action. Tracking down trolls and convincing them to reverse a curse, however, may not be as easy as she thinks. Garnering starred reviews from School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly, Joseph Helgerson’s debut novel Horns & Wrinkles is a captivating American fantasy that features a “touch of the Pinocchio effect” (School Library Journal) and a tenacious, likable heroine whose understated eloquence makes this endearing tale “thoroughly believable” (Publishers Weekly). “Tongue-in-cheek humor brings a delightful zing to the playfully inventive storytelling and fast-paced plot … A new Mississippi River fable has been born.”—School Library Journal, starred review

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jessica Almasy

Length:

6h 42m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:16


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:53


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:46


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:21


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:20


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:54


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:28


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:34


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:36


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:38


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:51


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:19


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:58


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:06


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:24


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:05


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:46


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:16


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:08


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:58


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:42


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:00


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

12:21


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

10:29


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

10:11


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:54


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

11:02


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:42


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:17


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:35


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:48


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:55


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:03