The Graverobber’s Apprentice by Allan Stratton
HarperCollins, 2012. 9781554688258.
Interest level: Grades 5 and up.
13 year old Hans learns he was washed ashore in a wooden box as a baby and adopted by grave robber, Knobbe the Bent. Fate throws him together with young Countess Angela Von Schwanenberg, who’s fleeing the evil intentions of Arnulf and his dreaded necromancer. Their quest to discover Hans’ identity and rescue Angela’s parents allows for adventure, intrigue and skill. Together they learn anything is possible with luck and imagination.