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Weird Mr. Elives' magic shop is full of weird things -- like the human skull Charlie Eggleston steals from a display shelf one day. To Charlie's surprise, he discovers the skull (his name is Yorick) can speak! Even more amazing, Yorick can compel others to tell the truth -- something that proves very inconvenient for a compulsive liar like Charlie! Charlie's new knack for truth telling gets him into a lot of trouble at home and on the playground, especially when he insults his best friend who's recovering from chemotherapy treatments. But when Charlie discovers a dishonest developer is about to convince the community to build an industrial park over a wild swamp, he decides to use the skull's truth powers to do a good deed and save the swamp. Unfortunately Charlie's plan also winds up getting Yorick stolen. Now Charlie must find Yorick and deliver him to his rightful owner before the skull's powers cause everyone even more trouble.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   magical artifact Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid


Terrain    -   Water Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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