"Karr's comical, fast-paced novel...is part history lesson and all entertainment." —Publishers Weekly
Disney-Hyperion / 2000
An orphan boy and his mentor, a phrenologist, encounter on adventure after another as they search the world for the skulls of famous historical figures.
In 1839, twelve-year-old Matthew's job as assistant to the phrenologist Dr. Cornwall takes him up and down the Eastern Seaboard and to Europe, as they rob graves and try to find out who is following them and why.