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    • ISBN:9781510103832
    • Publication date:12 Oct 2017
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Nevermoor

The Trials of Morrigan Crow Book 1

By Jessica Townsend

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Enter the Wundrous world of Morrigan Crow and Nevermoor - the most fantastical children's series of the year.

WINNER OF THE WATERSTONES CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE 2018 YOUNGER FICTION CATEGORY

WINNER OF RED MAGAZINE'S BIG BOOK 'BEST CHILDREN'S BOOK (7-12)' AWARD

International bestselling new series. Enter the Wundrous world of Morrigan Crow and Nevermoor - the most fantastical children's series of the year.

"Exciting, mysterious, marvellous and magical ... quite simply one of the best children's books I've read in years" - Robin Stevens, author of Murder Most Unladylike

"An extraordinary story full of magics great and small" - Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars

"Endlessly inventive, with a fresh delight on every page. Nevermoor rewrites the genre of the Chosen Child novel. This is a special book" - David Solomons, author of My Brother is a Superhero

"A full-speed joy of a book; funny, quick-footed, and wildly, magically inventive" - Katherine Rundell, author of Rooftoppers

"A wonderful, warm-hearted magical adventure" - Sunday Express

"Funny and delightful" - The Sunday Times

Morrigan Crow is cursed, destined to die on her eleventh birthday. But, as the clock strikes midnight, she's whisked away by a remarkable man called Jupiter North and taken to the secret city of Nevermoor.

There she's invited to join the Wundrous Society. Mystery, magic and protection are hers - if only she can pass four impossible trials, using an exceptional talent. Which she doesn't have...

Perfect for fans of the Harry Potter series and His Dark Materials, this series takes readers into an extraordinary world, setting hope and imagination alive.

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  • ISBN: 9781510103825
  • Publication date: 08 Feb 2018
  • Page count: 384
  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
Exciting, mysterious, marvellous and magical . . . quite simply one of the best children's books I've read in years — Robin Stevens, author of Murder Most Unladylike
An extraordinary story full of magics great and small, from the Hotel Deucalion to the Magnificat . . . Townsend has created a book of wunders. In Morrigan Crow I've found a heroine I'm willing to step boldly after, and follow her wherever her adventure takes her next — Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of THE GIRL OF INK AND STARS
Endlessly inventive, with a fresh delight on every page, Nevermoor rewrites the genre of the Chosen Child novel. This is a special book. — David Solomons, author of MY BROTHER IS A SUPERHERO
'A full-speed joy of a book; funny, quick-footed, and wildly, magically inventive' — Katherine Rundell - author of ROOFTOPPERS
Townsend's debut fully lives up to its hype — YOU magazine
Townsend's intensely cinematic writing, quirky humour and superior world-building conjure a genuinely fresh take on magical fantasy — Fiona Noble – The Bookseller
The subject of a heated publishers' auction, Townsend's debut fully lives up to the hype — Mail on Sunday
Utterly mesmerising from start to finish, Nevermoor is a masterful piece of storytelling, full of wonderful characters and world so rich in magical detail you'll think you've actually stepped into it. — Claire Fayers, author of Accidental Pirates: Voyage to Magical North
Jessica Townsend's Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow is more than just a spectacular debut. Exciting, charming, and wonderfully imagined, it's the sort of delightful grand adventure destined to be many a reader's favorite book — Trenton Lee Stewart, author of The Mysterious Benedict Society
Funny and delightful — The Sunday Times, children’s book of the week
'Welcome to your new obsession, Harry Potter fans. This perfectly measured combination of mystery, magic, a loveable heroine and an engrossing plot is one of our favourite children's novels of 2017' — iBooks Review
A wonderful, warm-hearted magical adventure [that] will instantly draw you in — S Magazine - Sunday Express
Charming, magical and the perfect book to lose yourself in during the Christmas break... — The School Run
'This magical debut novel is a dazzling and engrossing feat of imagination' — Daily Express
'Written with a wonderful deadpan humour and sharp dialogue, this is a must for the next Harry Potter generation' — Daily Mail
The plot is fast-paced, there is a pleasing mix of menace and humour and Morrigan is an appealing, compelling hero, always ready to 'step boldly' into the dangerous and enticing world of Nevermoor. — The School Librarian
Winner of the Waterstones Children's Books Prize, Younger Fiction Category. Shortlisted for the IBW Book Award, Children's Fiction.
Jessica Townsend's writing is very satisfying and her pen masterfully creates a magical world which is mostly unique. A demanding, but satisfying, read, but readers will be readers will be rewarded with an absorbing story, with pace, plot and character aplenty. — The Carousel
I was gripped reading this fantastic, magical adventure. — Mini Travellers
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Authors:
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Orchard Books

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Authors:
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Authors:
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Orion Children's Books

Wundersmith

Jessica Townsend
Authors:
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Morrigan Crow's adventures in the magical world of Nevermoor continue . . . The most anticipated sequel of the year - a treat for all fans of magic and 'wunder'. A stunningly designed package - with silver foil, hidden artwork under the jacket and beautifully designed interiors - a perfect gift for all young readers.'An extraordinary story full of magics great and small' Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of THE GIRL OF INK AND STARSImagination, discovery and friendship await Morrigan Crow when she escapes her deadly curse and joins the Wundrous Society. It promises her protection and belonging for life - but then Morrigan doesn't receive the welcome she hoped for...Morrigan is a much-feared Wundersmith. So, instead of the Society helping Morrigan to embrace her power, she is only taught that all Wundersmiths are evil and she must suppress her mysterious ability at all costs.To make things worse, Nevermoor is quickly turning from a place of safety into one of danger. Society members are going missing, someone is blackmailing Morrigan's new friends, turning them against her. And Ezra Squall, the evillest man who ever lived, is determined to lure Morrigan from the Society by promising to reveal the true nature of the Wunder that calls to her, which is becoming ever harder to resist...Has Morrigan's dream of escaping her cursed life ended before it truly began?Perfect for fans of the Harry Potter series and His Dark Materials, this series takes readers into an extraordinary world, setting hope and imagination alive.NEVERMOOR - WINNER OF THE WATERSTONES CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE 2018 YOUNGER FICTION CATEGORY AND RED MAGAZINE'S BIG BOOK 'BEST CHILDREN'S BOOK (7-12)' AWARD

Hodder Children's Books

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Contributors:
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