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The skull : a Tyrolean folktale  Cover Image Book Book

The skull : a Tyrolean folktale / Jon Klassen.

Klassen, Jon, (author,, illustrator.). Manning-Sanders, Ruth, 1888-1988 (creator.). Jacques, Robin, (creator.).


"This is an old story. It is about a girl named Otilla who runs away. It is also about a house in the woods, and a skull who lives there, and a secret the skull has, and the night that Otilla finds out what that secret is."-- Front jacket flap.

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  • ISBN: 9781536223361
  • ISBN: 1536223360
  • Physical Description: 105 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"The original retelling of this tale was found in A book of ghosts and goblins, written by Ruth Manning-Sanders and illustrated by Robin Jacques (New York: Dutton, 1969)."
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.1 0.5 519795.
Subject: Orphans > Juvenile fiction.
Skull > Juvenile fiction.
Courage > Juvenile fiction.
Skeleton > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Folklore > Austria > Tyrol > Adaptations.
Genre: Horror fiction.
Folk tales.

Available copies

  • 13 of 23 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Caruthersville Public. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Caruthersville Public Library.


  • 7 current holds with 23 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Caruthersville Public Library JF KLA (Text) 38417100653197 Juvenile Fiction On holds shelf -

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