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The forbidden library

Author: Django Wexler; David Wyatt
Publisher: London : Corgi, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When her father is lost at sea shortly after meeting a very unusual visitor, Alice must leave her home to live with an "uncle" whose rural Pennsylvania estate includes a massive and mysterious library that holds much more than books.
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Genre/Form: Children's stories
Fantasy fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Django Wexler; David Wyatt
ISBN: 9780803739758 9780552572286 0552572284 0803739753 9780552568678 0552568678
OCLC Number: 972516261
Notes: Followed by The mad apprentice.
Target Audience: Primary, intermediate.
Description: 327 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Late one night Alice Creighton hears her father having an argument with a fairy --
a snarling, bald beast with warts and needle-like teeth. It is threatening her father, insisting he accept a mysterious offer, or elsea When Alice's father goes down in a shipwreck, she is sent away to live with distant relative Mr Geryon, owner of a huge, dark library that is off limits to Alice. After meeting a talking cat who is willing to sneak her in, Alice opens a book and suddenly finds herself inside it u and the only way out is by conquering the dangerous creatures within. Alice has stumbled into a world where all of magic is controlled by Readers through books u she must open more books, face increasingly powerful foes, be the lead character in the quest to find a happy ending.
Responsibility: Django Wexler ; illustrated by David Wyatt.

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"Compulsive fantasy with a brave, brilliant heroine." * Metro * "Reminiscent of Corneila Funke's Inkheart and Neil Gaiman's Coraline . . . Wexler ingeniously creates an inventive world with Read more...

 
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