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Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5n/a5.060542
Josephine Russing owns 387 pairs of gloves. She's given a new pair every week by her father, a sullen man known best for his insistence that the citizens in town wear gloves at all times.

A world away, the children of Gulm have been taken. No one knows where they might be, except the mysterious and terrifying leader of the land: The Master. He rules with an iron fist, using two grotesque creatures to enforce his terrible reign.

When a peculiar boy named Fargus shows up on Josephine's property and then disappears soon afterward, she follows him without a second thought and finds herself magically transported to Gulm.

After Fargus introduces her to his tough-as-nails friend Ida, the three of them set off on an adventure that will test everything Josephine has ever thought about the rules of the universe, leading to a revelation about the truth of the land of Gulm, and of Josephine's own life back home.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published on February 9, 2010 by Aladdin
ISBN-10: 1416986162
ISBN-13: 9781416986164
3 Book Reviews
  • camisThursday, March 1, 2018 at 8:08 pm
    • emmonshm
      emmonshmThursday, March 6, 2014 at 9:35 am55 stars
      It's a little spooky but if you remember things from the beginning you'll love it! It has a lot of information so make sure to read it all!
      • ikyra_marie
        ikyra_marieFriday, February 14, 2014 at 9:18 am
        Looks like an interesting mystery