The Graverobber's Apprentice by Allan Stratton reads like a novel length fairy tale. Hans washed ashore in a wooden box and was adopted by a grave robber. He meets Angela, a young countess who is trying to avoid a cruel marriage. The two team up to defeat evil and meet interesting characters along the way.
I did guess part of the plot (which I will not reveal here because I hate spoilers). I still found this a fun read and have in mind the type of students I will recommend it to: strong fifth grade readers and above.
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