Folk Keeper by Franny Billingsley

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Published by Tandem Library .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic,
  • Fairy Tales & Folklore - General,
  • Juvenile Fiction,
  • Children"s 12-Up - Fiction - Fantasy,
  • Fairies,
  • Fiction,
  • Orphans,
  • Selkies,
  • Children: Young Adult (Gr. 7-9)

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The Physical Object
FormatSchool & Library Binding
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9851428M
ISBN 10061360640X
ISBN 109780613606400

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The Folk Keeper (Jean Karl Books (Paperback)) Paperback – September 1, by Franny Billingsley (Author)/5(41). Written in the form of a journal, The Folk Keeper is a powerful story of a proud, ferociously self-reliant girl who breaks out of her dark, cold, narrow world into one of joy, understanding, and even the magic of romance.

more/5. Written in the form of a journal, The Folk Keeper is a powerful story of a proud, ferociously self-reliant girl who breaks out of her dark, cold, narrow world into one of joy, understanding, and even the magic of romance/5(41). In the vaguely medieval world of the story, the Folk are mysterious underground creatures whose anger must be kept in check.

This Folk Keepers do this by providing them with food and, when necessary, absorbing their anger and cruelty.4/5. This is a fantasy story, told in the form of a diary kept by a girl named Corinna. She is a Folk Keeper, someone who distracts the Folk, small nasty creatures who live underground, from causing mischief with the animals and agriculture of the humans above s: Ostensibly this book is a 'copy' of Corinna's Folk Record, a book in which she wrote diary-like entries, chronicling her activities as a Folk Keeper.

Corinna is a compelling character. By writing this story as if it were a diary, Billingsley allows the reader to get an intimate glimpse of Corinna.

Corinna is a Folk Keeper. Her job is to keep the mysterious Folk who live beneath the ground at bay. But Corinna has a secret that even she doesn’t fully comprehend, until she agrees to serve as Folk Keeper at Marblehaught Park, a wealthy family’s seaside manor.

The Story Keeper is beautifully written weaving a mystery around Scottish folklore on the Isle of Skye in When Audrey Hart runs away from her London home she wants to find out the truth about her mother's death when Audrey was a small child and they lived on Skye/5. The unique aspect of Folk Keeper Gallery is that Charlie Frye who is an internationally collected Folk Artist is in residence year-round and Susan Frye who is an up and coming Folk artist is also in residence.

Don’t be surprised if you see Charlie with a brush in his hand when you visit. Girls disguised as Boys Whilst reading Sovay, a novel in which the female main character goes on many jaunts disguised as a male (and me finding it fairly unbelievable that no one noticed she wasn't a man), I got to thinking of just how many books this happens in.

Corinna is a Folk Keeper. Her job is to keep the mysterious Folk who live beneath the ground at bay. But Corinna has a secret that even she doesn't fully comprehend, until she agrees to serve as Folk Keeper at Marblehaugh Park, a wealthy family's seaside manor.

There her hidden powers burst into full force, and Corinna's life changes forever Released on: Septem The folk keeper tends to the feared Folk, who lives underground constantly angry and ravenous, spoils the milk, rots eggs and meat, and ruins crops. But when she is summoned to Merton Hall to be its new Folk Keeper, she discovers haunting, dangerous, and liberating secrets that involve the Lord of Merton Hall - and herself/5(11).

Corinna is a Folk Keeper. Her job is to keep the mysterious Folk who live beneath the ground at bay. But Corinna has a secret that even she doesn't fully comprehend, until she agrees to serve as Folk Keeper at Marblehaugh Park, a wealthy family's seaside manor.4/4(20).

Other Books You Might Like Related Book Resources. Discussion Guide The Folk Keeper Discussion Guide Students will engage with Franny Billingsley's The Folk Keeper by writing diary entries based on the book and researching mythical creatures.

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This is a fantasy story, told in the form of a diary kept by a girl named Corinna. She is a Folk Keeper, someone who distracts the Folk, small nasty creatures who live underground, from causing mischief with the animals and agriculture of the humans above ground/5.

The Folk Keeper by Franny Billingsley () is a lovely coming-of-age fantasy novel for middle grade readers. Well-written and interesting, it is the story of Corinna Stonewall, an orphan girl posturing as a boy in order to be a folk keeper - one who wards off cave gremlins from causing mischief in the countryside.

Being a folk keeper is grim and dangerous work, requiring grit and ingenuity. From Billingsley (Well-Wished, ), an inventive and romantic fusion of the selkie tale with that of a nameless, hungry Folk who must be kept at bay.

Corinna is crafty and sullen: she lives in the cellar of a foundling home whose dark and damp she loves, and keeps the Folk quiescent by offerings of food, and circles of iron and : Franny Billingsley.

The Folk are the fierce, wet-mouthed, cave-dwelling gremlins who sour milk, rot cabbage, and make farm animals sick. Still, they are no match for the steely, hard-hearted, vengeful orphan Corinna who prides herself in her job of feeding, distracting, and otherwise pacifying these furious, ravenous creatures.

The Folk Keeper. [Franny Billingsley] -- Orphaned Corinna disguises herself as a boy to pose as a Folk Keeper, one who keeps the Evil Folk at bay, and discovers her heritage as a seal maiden when she is taken to live with a wealthy family. “In The Water Keeper Charles Martin crafts a compelling story with skill and sensitivity.

Open the pages of this book and you’ll enter the world of characters caught up in a real-life drama that grips the heart. As with all of Charles’s books you never finish it—you continue to live there in your own : Nelson, Thomas, Inc. Since only boys are Folk Keepers, she has disguised herself as a boy, Corin, and it is a boy and a Folk Keeper she intends to stay.

Yet there comes a moment when someone else knows the truth. Old, dying Lord Merton not only knows she is a /5(16).

Surely one of the most significant juvenile fantasy novels of the decade, THE FOLK KEEPER is a brilliant novel woven of intricate plot, masterful characterization, and 5/5(6).

The Folk Keeper is a young adult fantasy book by Franny Billingsley. Corinna is a Folk Keeper, charged with the important duty of pacifying The Fair Folk who live beneath Rhysbridge with offerings and protective spells so they won't wither the crops and curse the livestock. It is a difficult position to hold, and she has had to tell many lies to get it: about her gender, disguising.

Corinna is a Folk Keeper. Her job is to keep the mysterious Folk who live beneath the ground at bay. But Corinna has a secret that even she doesn’t fully comprehend, until she agrees to serve as Folk Keeper at Marblehaught Park, a wealthy family’s seaside manor.

There her hidden powers burst into full force, and Corinna’s life changes. The Folk Keeper is a fictional novel, but elements of the story are so vividly and accurately described, that the setting may seem like a real place. To find out how Franny Billingsley did her background research for The Folk Keeper, read her author's note about the book.

Get this from a library. The Folk Keeper. [Franny Billingsley] -- Orphaned Corinna disguises herself as a boy to pose as a Folk Keeper, one who keeps the Evil Folk at bay, and discovers her heritage as a seal maiden when she is taken to live with a wealthy family.

Title: The Folk Keeper Author: Franny Billingsley Genre: Fantasy/YA Publisher: Atheneum (US)/ Bloomsbury (UK) Publication Date First edition: / New edition: April Paperback: pages Stand alone or series: Stand alone Corinna Stonewall is.

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Title of a book, article or other published item (this will display to the public). THE FOLK KEEPER: AUTHOR'S NOTE When I began writing The Folk Keeper inthere were no Folk in my story. I began with a simple idea, inspired by a simple folktale. I had been reading a number of British folktales and found myself returning again and again to the stories of the selkies (or silkies, as they are sometimes called), creatures who swim in the sea in the form of seals, but who.

Written in the form of a journal, The Folk Keeper is a powerful story of a proud, ferociously self-reliant girl who breaks out of her dark, cold, narrow world into one of joy, understanding, and even the magic of romance/5(K). Corinna Stonewall is fifteen years old and an orphan.

She is also Rhysbridge Foundling Home's Folk Keeper - a difficult and dangerous job which consists of looking after and controlling 'the Folk'.

Works Well Wished () OCLC The Folk Keeper () OCLC Big Bad Bunny () OCLC Chime () OCLC Corinna is a Folk Keeper. Her job is to keep the mysterious Folk who live beneath the ground at bay. But Corinna has a secret that even she doesn't fully comprehend, until she agrees to serve as Folk Keeper at Marblehaugh Park, a wealthy family's seaside manor.

There her hidden powers burst into full force, and Corinna's life changes forever. Description: Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Bookseller Inventory # GI5N About this title: Synopsis: Orphaned Corinna disguises herself as a boy to pose as a Folk Keeper, one who keeps the Evil Folk at bay, and discovers her heritage as a seal maiden when she is taken to live with a wealthy family in their manor by the : $ The Folk Keeper Franny Billingsley, Author Atheneum Books $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author.

ARTICLES. Q & A with Franny Billingsley; OTHER BOOKS. The Keeper, a character in "The Gamekeeper", an episode of Stargate SG-1 The Keeper (song), an English folk song associated with hunting "The Keepers", the third single from Santigold's second album Master of My Make-Believe.

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Free shipping for many products!5/5(1).Corinna is one such keeper, who keeps The Folk beneath the Marblehaugh Park estate at bay and from destroying crops and livestock only by plying them with massive quantities of food.

This was one of those books where I was torn between slowly savoring the beauty of the story and prose on each page and feverishly wanting to learn what happened /5(20).The Chronicles of Prydain is a pentalogy of children's high fantasy Bildungsroman novels written by American author Lloyd Alexander.

Henry Holt published one annually from to ; the second earned a Newbery Honor and the last won the Newbery Medal. The five novels follow the protagonist Taran from youth to maturity, most overtly in the fourth book, Taran : Lloyd Alexander.

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