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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,201 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Franny Billingsley Narrator: Marian Tomas Griffin Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2010 ISBN: 9780307879523
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“Here in the Cellar,” Corinna says, “I control the Folk. Here, I’m queen of the world.” As Folk Keeper at the Rhysbridge Home, she feeds the fierce, dark-dwelling cave Folk; keeps them from souring the milk, killing the chickens, and venting their anger on the neighborhood; and writes it all down in her Folk Record. Since only boys are Folk Keepers, she has disguised herself as a boy, Corin, and it is a boy and a Folk Keeper she intends to stay.

Yet there comes a moment when someone else knows the truth. Old, dying Lord Merton not only knows she is a girl, but knows some of her other secrets as well. It is at his bidding that she, as Corin, leaves Rhysbridge to become Folk Keeper and a member of the family on Cliffsend, an isle where the Folk are fiercer than ever they were at Rhysbridge.

It is on Cliffsend that Corina comes face to face with herself, with the powers she does have and those she does not have. Who really is she? Why does her hair grow two inches a night? Why does the sea draw her? What does she really want? And what future can and will she choose?


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Quotes & Awards

  • Winner of the 2000 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JulieAnne | 2/3/2014

    " Likely, the most favorite book I have read. And the career I wish I could have chosen. I still strive to be the keeper of the folk. Just in a different manner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neill Smith | 1/28/2014

    " Corinna has pretended to be Corin because only boys can be Folk Keepers, intermediaries between the mischievous spirits known as the Folk and the humans. Corinna knows she has some of the gifts of a Folk Keeper but none of the training so she acquires as much knowledge as she can in a variety of ways in order to keep the Folk appeased. But there is a greater mystery about Corinna that she discovers when she is convinced to become Folk Keeper for Lord Edward. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joant | 1/20/2014

    " This book is a mix of myth, fairytale and suspense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 pdarnold | 12/5/2013

    " Read this waaaaay back in 2009. I remember it being somewhat of a dark fairytale type of story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenn | 11/19/2013

    " Really liked this one. The main character has a fierce determination, which offsets the novels creepiness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clara | 11/6/2013

    " This is a wonderful tween book, possibly too scary for younger children but with magic and wonder enough for grownups too, and the author was a child when she wrote the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea Mccrae | 9/10/2013

    " Fun and intriguing read. Quick and exciting! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annamarie | 8/3/2013

    " A great read. This one was even better than Well Wished "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenne | 12/10/2012

    " A story of seal people and fairies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacqueline | 10/25/2012

    " This book had such great atmosphere! Gripping from the first page. Loved it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beccie | 8/21/2012

    " This one was just okay for me. I loved the author's newest book, Chime ,and this one kept trying to capture the magic and mystique of Chime , but it just never enthralled me. It felt like one of those really dark Grimm's fairy tales. I didn't hate it, but I certainly didn't love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 8/8/2012

    " Reminds me so much of Bird though others might disagree and the plot has almost nothing in common, but the overall feel of the book is the same. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 2/19/2012

    " I really, really, really love the language in this book, even though half the time I didn't really know what was happening. Great story, unusual mythical creatures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Spransys6 | 10/23/2011

    " Cool story about Irish sea people. Along the same lines as the movie "Roan Innish". Magical and wonderful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caitlin | 9/29/2011

    " I liked it. It was cute and good. I kind of lost the story at some points at the very end but that could be because I was very sleepy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fred | 5/2/2011

    " I really enjoyed this, it had a very unique style. For someone who doesn't know general fairy/fey folklore it might seem a bit vague, but the book moves along fine without spelling every little thing out. The main character was great, not your everyday YA heroine, I'd recommend this to anyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 2/27/2011

    " Brilliant, shows how complex a 1st person narrative can be if written as brilliantly as Billingsley does "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 DDog | 2/9/2011

    " I found this in the library in high school and loved it. I was thinking about it today but I had no idea what the title was, so I googled one line of dialogue that has stuck in my head for the last six years and it popped right up in Google Books. It's pretty amazing living in the future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 2/1/2011

    " This is a wonderful book with poetic writing and a mythic story. Snuggle up with it, you'll be glad you did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caitlin | 12/28/2010

    " I liked it. It was cute and good. I kind of lost the story at some points at the very end but that could be because I was very sleepy. "

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About the Author
Author Franny Billingsley

Franny Billingsley is the author of two award-winning children’s fantasy novels, Well Wished and The Folk Keeper, as well as the novel Chime and the picture book Big Bad Bunny.