The Silver Crown Book Summary and Study Guide

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On the day she turns ten, Ellen Carrol receives a fold-up silver crown. On the same day, her house burns down, her immediate family is killed, and she must begin a trek to her Aunt Sarah's house. Someone wants her crown and they'll stop at nothing to get it. On her way, Ellen meets Otto, a forest-smart 8-year-old, who helps her on her journey, and his mother and she finds a strange black castle where the occupants seem to be brainwashed.
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The review of this Book prepared by Kate

Ellen Carroll Always knew she was a Queen and the silver crown left on her pillow on her tenth birthday confirmns it. But soon people start attacking her and Ellen is forced to flee into the forest. While in the forest she meets up with Otto, a young boy who becomes her frined and travelling companion. But after Otto is captured and taken to the black castle Ellen must find a way to enter the castle, save Otto and destroy the evil Hieronymous machine that is controlling the minds of thousands of people turning them into dangerous and violent criminals.
The review of this Book prepared by Neil Morey

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   a powerful magician Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   overthrowing govt/kingdom Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14)

Main Character

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


Terrain    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests    -   Domed/Underground City Earth setting:    -   20th century    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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