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Children's Fiction Adaptations

Into the Goblin Market

by (author) Vikki VanSickle

illustrated by Jensine Eckwall

Initial publish date
Jul 2024
Adaptations, Siblings, Fantasy & Magic
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2024
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3


A picture book ode to Christina Rossetti's classic poem and a clever homage to familiar fairy-tale villains, this story about two sisters will enthrall readers with its beautifully detailed art and enchanting writing.

Millie loves her quiet life on the farm, but Mina longs for adventure.

When the Goblin Market comes to town, Millie knows it's a bad idea. They've been told stories their whole lives about the dangers of the Goblin Market. But Mina just can't resist . . .

When Mina doesn't come back, it's Millie's turn to brave the market to bring her home. She will use all her smarts and all her courage to try to outwit the goblins and save her sister . . . but will it be enough?

This gorgeous and intriguing tribute to both "Goblin Market" by Christina Rossetti and classic fairy-tale villains is also a story about the bond between sisters and a celebration of courage, intelligence and resilience.

About the authors


Vikki VanSickle
écrit des livres et des pièces de théâtre pour les enfants. Elle est
diplômée de théâtre de l'Université de Queens, et de littérature pour
enfants de l'Université de Colombie-Britannique. Elle possède une solide
expérience dans le domaine des camps de vacances : elle travaille dans les
camps organisés par le théâtre local, mais aussi comme conseillère et
directrice d'activités au Camp Rimp Rock de Virginie Occidentale. Elle a
participé à plusieurs comédies musicales, et elle a dirigé, en 2005, la
production de Crazy for You. Ses écrits ont été publiés dans
Chameleon, un magazine pour enfants.


VIKKI VANSICKLE is the author of Words That Start With B, Love Is a Four-Letter Word, Days That End in Y and Summer Days, Starry Nights, which was nominated for a Red Maple Award. She is an active member of the children's literature community, presenting at academic conferences, reviewing books, and managing her popular children's lit blog. Currently, she splits her time between writing and working in marketing and publicity. Vikki lives in Toronto, Ontario. Visit her online at

Vikki VanSickle's profile page

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Editorial Reviews

"A gratifying, happy-ever-after tale of symbiotic sororal cleverness." Kirkus Reviews

""A beautiful blend of classic aesthetics and modern sensibilities with a marvelous message of courage and love. . . . [A] bewitching book." Booklist

"This is a deliciously spooky story inspired by Christina Rossetti’s poem ‘The Goblin Market' and classic fairy tales. It is perfectly matched with black and red block print-type illustrations. This will be a delight to read with children!" Vicky Titcomb, Titcomb’s Bookshop, East Sandwich, MA

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