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by Vivian Vande Velde
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Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Author:
    Vivian Vande Velde
  • ISBN:
    0152064486
  • ISBN13:
    978-0152064488
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  • Publisher:
    HMH Books for Young Readers; First edition (October 1, 2008)
  • Pages:
    208 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Science Fiction & Fantasy
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  • Rating:
    4.7
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Father," he said, never for a moment mistaking their intention to be to help dig up tree stumps, for . The last of the smile faded from his father's face, but his voice was jovial as he called out to the dozen or fifteen men approaching.

Father," he said, never for a moment mistaking their intention to be to help dig up tree stumps, for several carried staffs or clubs, and all looked grim. What is it? What's wrong? Tell me we're not at war again

Having seen him change from Kendra to the imprisoned and presumably dead Selwyn in front of their very eyes, no one .

Having seen him change from Kendra to the imprisoned and presumably dead Selwyn in front of their very eyes, no one was willing to be the first to get too close. He sat on the bank, gasping for air, for he was not a strong swimmer, and he told Farold, "Id never be able to convince them, anyway. He ran his hands down his arms and wrapped his arms around himself - his own self.

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Trust me," Selwyn continued, "as long as you just continue as before and dont give them any reason to suspect that youve heard any news, all will be well. Not that he had any way to know that for sure. Where is he?" Selwyns father whispered back. He couldnt very well answer, Right here. Safe," he said instead.

Page 3. He would have walked - he wanted the men to be able to tell his family he had gone to his end with dignity - but he tried to pause for one last look at Anora, even though she was still hiding her face, crying, and they thought he was resisting. He was grabbed under each arm and pulled forward so quickly he couldnt get his feet properly under him, so that they dragged behind, and the more he struggled to right himself, the more everyone thought he was resisting.

Trusting Farold would have the sense not to speak, Selwyn lowered his gaze, to look meek and not out for a fight.

Never trust a dead man, . Trusting Farold would have the sense not to speak, Selwyn lowered his gaze, to look meek and not out for a fight. He said, "Begging your pardon. You frightened me half out of my wits.

Never Trust a Dead Man. Author : Vivian Vande Velde. A witch appears with an offer of escape if Selwyn will be her servant. Genres : Fantasy, Mystery. The witch brings Farold back from the dead in the form of a bat–too bad he doesn’t know who really killed him! There’s no choice left for Selwyn except to join forces with his worst enemy, a dead man, to find the real murderer.

Unable to get its balance, it kept flapping its wings, but this caused it to rise slightly off the ground, at which point it would squawk, stop flapping, drop back to the floor, and tumble over. start all over again. Fool?" the bat repeated after Elswyth, its voice tiny but definitely Farold's. Fool? Fool doesn't say the half of it!". Selwyn offered a steadying hand to keep the bat from tipping over

Never Trust a Dead Man. Read. This winner of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery is an entertaining blend of fantasy, whodunit, and comedy (School Library Journal). When Selwyn, a farmer, is accused of murdering his rival, Farold, he is sealed in the village burial cave with Farold’s moldering corpse to await starvation-or worse. Worse comes along quickly in the form of a witch who raises Farold from the dead.

When Selwyn is accused of murdering his rival, Farold, he is sealed in the village burial cave with Farold’s moldering corpse to await starvation—or worse. Worse comes along quickly in the form of a witch who raises Farold from the dead. Selwyn thought he disliked Farold when he was alive, but that was nothing compared to working by the dead man’s side as they search for the real killer.

Wild Python
I was hooked on Vivian Vande Velde after reading "Heir Apparent." "Never Trust a Dead Man" is equally intriguing. Who has not been wrongfully accused at some point in life? Poor Selwyn finds himself accused of the murder of a love rival and nothing he says or does will change the minds of his accusers. Consequently Selwyn is punished but in a bizarre fashion--buried alive in a cave with the victim of his alleged crime. Fortunately, along comes a witch out shopping in the same burial cave for delicacies to make her magic. An unlikely alliance occurs and the fun begins. The victim is brought back to life, sort of, and the two "boys" set out to find the real killer. Set in medieval times, the story is fast-paced, full of mystery, and altogether a fun read.
MEGA FREEDY
One of my favorite books as a teen and still entertaining to read now in my 20s. Vivian Vande Velde is a wonderful writer who draws you in with snappy dialogue, witty humor, and thrilling twists. Never Trust a Dead Man is one of her more upbeat books as she normally writes more suspenseful novels. Some of my favorites are Companions of the Night and Dragon's Bait.
terostr
Great fun to read again and again humorous , and twisty that kept me wondering what next . I couldn't put it down . I wish there was a sequel or five
Giamah
I chose this rating for this amazing book because not only did this book require a mystery that needed to be solved, it was funny and had me laughing to the point with tears in my eyes. I think I also grew a connection to each character ( except Anora and Derain) which made me love the book!;)
Windforge
If you have someone between 8 and 10 years old who you read with, this would be a fun book to read together. It is something of a who-done-it murder mystery set in medieval(?) times, with a little magic and a good amount of humor thrown in. A nice introduction to murder mysteries and detective sleuthing without much in the way of violence or gore. All works out well in the end.
Winenama
As a child, I loved Vivian Vande Velde's stories, and I still enjoy looking back on them as an adult. She is a master storyteller, and this is no exception.

The characters are charming and humorous in their banter, the plot is unpredictable, and the resolution is satisfying.

I count off a star because of all the typos...
digytal soul
Late coming. Worth the wait. My 11 year old loves the Author. Great writing style. One she can follow and become a part of the story.
I find it the mark of a great mystery that its appeal is not solely in suspense and the identity of the culprit and this has much more besides.
PLOT
The story begins in-media res with a mob coming to arrest Selwyn. I like this as a starting place because, for all the reader knows, Selwyn might have done it.
I like how the mystery developed and information was revealed. Selwyn keeps a running tally of suspects and their motivations. There's only one Contrived Coincidence that stretches my Suspension of Disbelief.
CHARACTERS
This is why I like the book so much; characters and their interaction. I did not read this book to find out the killer's identity but to watch the leads interact on their way to their conclusion. Their bickering cooperation is funny and I enjoyed seeing them develop as the town itself was developed through retrospective information.
Twists of character were also a delight. This is the kind of story that opens up a can of worms and makes other things come to light as Selwyn digs deeper for the one truth he's interested in.
POLISH
This story is written from Selwyn's prospective and in limited third person. It works because it is consistent.
I didn't see anything in the way of grammar or spelling errors.
Grade is B+