The Volume of Possible Endings

A Tale of Fontania

From the Series Tales of Fontania

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Dorrity is the only child in magic-free Owl Town. When she finds an enchanted book with dire predictions, she must face her enemies. And who is the strange boy who has appeared in the Beastly Dark?

This stand-alone pre-teen adventure/fantasy novel is the third book in the Tales of Fontania series of novels, following The Traveling Restaurant (which received a starred review in Kirkus: “A heaping plateful of adventure, spiced to perfection with dangers, deft humor and silly bits.”) and The Queen and the Nobody Boy.

Filled with humor, action, adventure, and magic, this is a truly gripping read featuring a large and memorable cast of characters.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Language English
Publication Date 2015-03-01
Text Type Fiction—Science Fiction/Fantasy
BISACS JUV001020, JUV037000
Dewey [Fic]
Lexile 650
ATOS Reading Level 4.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 170818
Accelerated Reader® Points 10.0
Features Original artwork, Reviewed, Table of contents, and eSource


School Library Journal

“With just the right balance of escapade, mystery, and fantasy, Else’s companion to The Traveling Restaurant (Gecko Pr., 2012) hits all the right notes for a fast-paced romp of an adventure.”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“An entertaining romp, more comical than scary and with a poignant but hopeful close.” —Kirkus Reviews

Author: Barbara Else

Barbara Else is the author of the award-winning children's novels The Traveling Restaurant, The Queen and the Nobody Boy, and The Volume of Possible Endings. Barbara lives in Wellington, New Zealand.

Illustrator: Sam Broad

Sam Broad lives in Wellington, New Zealand, and is a printmaker, painter, and automatist.

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Tales of Fontania

The books in the award-winning Tales of Fontania series are riveting, stand-alone adventure stories for middle school readers. They combine fantasy, steampunk, adventure, science, bravery, and magic. Each book features extraordinary children, challenging journeys,… View available downloads →