The Golden Goblet is about a young boy named Ranofer. Ranofer lives with his evil stepbrother, Gebu. Ranofer wants to one day be a master goldsmith, but his evil stepbrother Gebu will not apprentice him to any of the goldsmiths. Instead Ranofer is forced to work at Rekh’s goldsmith’s shop like a simple hireling.
One day Ranofer finds out that someone is stealing gold from the shop and he has a pretty good idea of who is doing it. But what can Ranofer do? If he tells anyone about it, Gebu will simply deny it.
With the help of his friend, Ranofer is able to get rid of one thief. And, much to his delight, Gebu stops stealing from the shop.
Things are starting to look up when, suddenly, Gebu takes him from his job at Rekh’s to being apprenticed in his stone-cutter’s shop.
Ranofer is horrified at having to work as a stone-cutter’s apprentice. To make it worse, Gebu is still getting rich. If he has stopped stealing from Rekh, where is he getting his money?
Together, Ranofer and his friends work on figuring out the mystery behind Gebu’s growing wealth. But they never expected what they found.
I liked The Golden Goblet because it had adventure and some mystery. I also liked the underdog theme in this story.
Author: Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Publisher: Puffin Books, Reprint edition (May 6, 1996)
Age Range: 10-14
Media Type: PaperbackI
What to Expect: Adventure, Underdog-Type Story, Mystery,
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