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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:
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She is never cold, she always knows exactly what time it is, and her hair grows two inches while she sleeps. Fifteen-year-old Corinna Stonewall—the only Folk Keeper in the city of Rhysbridge—sits hour after hour with the Folk in the dark, chilly cellar, “drawing off their anger as a lightning rod draws off lightning.” The Folk are the fierce, wet-mouthed, cave-dwelling gremlins who sour milk, rot cabbage, and make farm animals sick. Still, they are no match for the steely, hard-hearted, vengeful orphan Corinna who prides herself in her job of feeding, distracting, and otherwise pacifying these furious, ravenous creatures. The Folk Keeper has power and independence, and that’s the way she likes it.

One day, Corinna is summoned by Lord Merton to come to the vast seaside estate Cliffsend as Folk Keeper and family member—for she is the once-abandoned child he has been looking for. It is at Cliffsend that Corinna learns where her unusual powers come from, why she is drawn to the sea, and finally, what it means to be comfortable in her own skin. Written in the form of a journal, The Folk Keeper is a powerful story of a proud, ferociously self-reliant girl who breaks out of her dark, cold, narrow world into one of joy, understanding, and even the magic of romance.

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  • Winner of the 2000 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by pdarnold | 12/5/2013

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

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