Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Watts, Leander.
New York : Houghton Mifflin, 2005
ISBN 0618448977
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King Ivars and his daughters are exiled from their homeland and must find their way in the New World.  Their new home is under an evil curse and they must find a way to escape the curse.  King Ivars works with his charms while his daughter Thea tries to find a way to save their home.  Add in Roddy, a ropemaker's apprentice and Scalander, a dark creature who vows to kill King Ivars, you have the making of a historical fantasy.
SUBJECTS:     Supernatural -- Fiction.
                        Crows -- Fiction.
                        Kings, queens, rulers, etc. -- Fiction.
                        Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
                        Immigrants -- Fiction.
                        German Americans -- Fiction.
                        Child labor -- Fiction.
                        Human-animal relationships -- Fiction.
                        New York (State) -- History -- 1775-1865 -- Fiction.
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