Author: Millwood Hargrave, Kiran
Brand: Chicken House Ltd
Number Of Pages: 240
Release Date: 05-05-2016
Details: Product Description
The magical bestseller: a classic story to read again and again
Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize Winner of the British Book Awards Children's Book of the YearShortlisted for the Branford Boase AwardShortlisted for the Jhalak Prize
Beautiful, thrilling and magical, Sunday Times bestselling-author Kiran Millwood Hargrave's debut novel has all the makings of a modern classic.
'Absolutely loved it from start to finish'
'I read it, I loved it'
'Kiran Millwood Hargrave creates a spellbinding world of magic, myth and adventure'
Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella dreams of the faraway lands her cartographer father once mapped. When her friend disappears, she volunteers to guide the search. The world beyond the walls is a monster-filled wasteland - and beneath the dry rivers and smoking mountains, a fire demon is stirring from its sleep. Soon, following her map, her heart and an ancient myth, Isabella discovers the true end of her journey: to save the island itself.
A beautifully written, multi award-winning story of friendship, discovery, myths and magic for any age – perfect for fans of Philip Pullman, Frances Hardinge or Katherine Rundell.
Set in an extensive and stunningly-imagined parallel world imbued with magical realism.
A gorgeous gift for readers young and old - will stay with you long after reading.
I read it,
I loved it. Gripping, enjoyable and a book which is beautifully written and designed. (Malorie Blackman, author of
Noughts and Crosses)
Lovely book (and beautifully presented) ... very much my cup of tea. (Frances Hardinge, author of
The Lie Tree)
... loved it. One of those
timeless stories that feels like a real myth. (Samantha Shannon, author of
The Bone Season) This book is one of the most aesthetically pleasing books I've ever had the fortune to hold, let alone read ... it s
FANTASTIC! (Carrie Hope Fletcher) A fine mix of
magic and adventure with a captivating heroine enthralling and engrossing by turns. (Celia Rees, author of
The Girl of Ink & Stars was a mesmerising, enchanting debut, full of
adventure and fire and heart. It reads like a fairytale that's 1000 years old ... an absolute jewel of a book, as vivid and real and the maps inside it. It s a classic in the making and I know I ll be re-reading it again and again. (Melinda Salisbury, author of
The Sin Eater s Daughter)
Kiran Millwood Hargrave creates a
spellbinding world of magic, myth and adventure. The story holds you like a labyrinth and won't let you go. (Emma Carroll, author of
Frost Hollow Hall)
A spellbinding adventure from a wonderful new voice in children s fiction.
Beautiful storytelling. (Abi Elphinstone, author of
enthralled, entranced and devastated all at once. So beautiful and magical (Piers Torday, author of
The Last Wild)
I loved this book and its
beautiful poetic writing. (Peter Bunzl, author of
Absolutely stunning. Magical, vivid, lyrical and touching. (Catherine Doyle, author of
The Storm Keeper's Island)
Charming and adventurous ... It s a classic adventure with twists and turns and a bold, fearless heroine. And if you like your books as beautiful as the writing,
you're in for a treat. (Harriet Reuter Hapgood, author of
The Square Root of Summer)
Millwood Hargrave is a name we will be hearing more from; her ideas are original, her imagination impressive and the book jacket is my
favourite of the year so far. (
poised between sweetness and darkness, this is a novel that revels in the power of myth and storytelling. (
Imaginative and spellbinding, this debut is full of
magic and wonder. (
Philip Pullman fans will love this poetic fantasy novel. (
... a magical debut novel that is
beautiful in both its presentation and spellbinding tale of maps, myth and friendship. (
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Package Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.2 x 1.0 inches