A Robin McKinley Collection: Spindle's End, The Hero and the Crown and The Blue Sword (Folktales #1-3)

A Robin McKinley Collection Spindle s End The Hero and the Crown and The Blue Sword Folktales Newbery Award winning author and fantasy icon Robin McKinley writes stories that enchant readers Bringing together three of her most popular novels Spindle s End The Hero and the Crown and The Blue S

  • Title: A Robin McKinley Collection: Spindle's End, The Hero and the Crown and The Blue Sword (Folktales #1-3)
  • Author: Robin McKinley
  • ISBN: 9780142302330
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Paperback
  • Newbery Award winning author and fantasy icon Robin McKinley writes stories that enchant readers Bringing together three of her most popular novels Spindle s End, The Hero and the Crown and The Blue Sword this boxed set is the perfect gift for her fans.

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    About " Robin McKinley "

  • Robin McKinley

    Born in her mother s hometown of Warren, Ohio, Robin McKinley grew up an only child with a father in the United States Navy She moved around frequently as a child and read copiously she credits this background with the inspiration for her stories Her passion for reading was one of the most constant things in her childhood, so she began to remember events, places, and time periods by what books she read where For example, she read Andrew Lang s Blue Fairy Book for the first time in California The Chronicles of Narnia for the first time in New York The Lord of the Rings for the first time in Japan The Once and Future King for the first time in Maine She still uses books to keep track of her life.McKinley attended Gould Academy, a preparatory school in Bethel, Maine, and Dickinson College in 1970 1972 In 1975, she was graduated summa cum laude from Bowdoin College In 1978, her first novel, Beauty, was accepted by the first publisher she sent it to, and she began her writing career, at age 26 At the time she was living in Brunswick, Maine Since then she has lived in Boston, on a horse farm in Eastern Massachusetts, in New York City, in Blue Hill, Maine, and now in Hampshire, England, with her husband Peter Dickinson also a writer, and with whom she co wrote Water Tales of Elemental Spirits in 2001 and two lurchers crossbred sighthounds.Over the years she has worked as an editor and transcriber 1972 73 , research assistant 1976 77 , bookstore clerk 1978 , teacher and counselor 1978 79 , editorial assistant 1979 81 , barn manager 1981 82 , free lance editor 1982 85 , and full time writer Other than writing and reading books, she divides her time mainly between walking her hellhounds, gardening, cooking, playing the piano, homeopathy, change ringing, and keeping her blog.

  • 460 Comments

  • There are not enough words to describe how much The Hero and the Crown and the Blue Sword changed me as a child. I went from reading almost entirely non-fiction field guides about animals and dinosaurs to devouring every fantasy book I could get my hands on after reading these.


  • i love robin mckinley. i have read all her books. she just invites me into her stories. one author i read her stories again. I also love older children's lit


  • I read The Hero and the Crown and the blue sword in about 6th grade for school and it started my reading obsession. I am excited to revisit it many many years later.


  • SPOILER ALERT My book review is on The Hero and the Crown it is a fantasy. This book was actually better then I thought it was going to be. This book is about a girl who isn’t liked and she decides she wants to fight the big dragon. Her mom was a witchwoman and now she is heir to the king. Aerin does not have a mom because she was the witchwoman and the reason the witchwoman is not alive is because once she figured out she was going to have a girl she killed her self. She did that because she [...]


  • I read these books ages ago, when female protagonists were not so hip. It's a great fantasy series, but it's been so long since I've read them, I can't fill in many details. Unfortunately that seems to be the case with books I've just finished as well.




  • The Hero and the Crown is the best book I have read. I read it the first time when I was 12 and have read it 4 more times since then. Each time I love it more.


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