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    • Publication date:30 Oct 2018
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Wundersmith

The Calling of Morrigan Crow Book 2

By Jessica Townsend

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Return to the magical world of Nevermoor, where Morrigan Crow's adventures continue. The most anticipated sequel of the year - a treat for all fans of magic and 'wunder'. A stunningly designed package - with gold foil, hidden artwork under the jacket and beautifully designed interiors - a perfect gift for all young readers.

NEVERMOOR - WINNER OF THE WATERSTONES CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE 2018 YOUNGER FICTION CATEGORY
Return to the magical world of Nevermoor, where Morrigan Crow's adventures continue. The most anticipated sequel of the year - a treat for all fans of magic and 'wunder'. A stunningly designed package - with gold foil, hidden artwork under the jacket and beautifully designed interiors - a perfect gift for all young readers.

Morrigan may have defeated her deadly curse, passed the dangerous trials and joined the mystical Wundrous Society, but her journey into Nevermoor and all its secrets has only just begun. And it's important to remember that not all magic is used for good . . .

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.

Biographical Notes

JESSICA TOWNSEND sometimes lives in London, and sometimes on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, where she grew up. She was previously a copywriter and the editor of a children's wildlife magazine for Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo. Her pet fascinations include public transport and secret societies, ancient cities and underground places, hotels and museums, Halloween and Christmas, old maps and giant cats - all of which have weaselled their way into her books. She is the author of the Nevermoor series and won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize Younger Fiction Category with her debut novel: Nevemoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow.

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  • ISBN: 9781510103849
  • Publication date: 30 May 2019
  • Page count: 384
  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
Extraordinary world-building — Guardian

Praise for NEVERMOOR: THE TRIALS OF MORRIGAN CROW:

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
Townsend's intensely cinematic writing, quirky humour and superior world-building conjure a genuinely fresh take on magical fantasy — Fiona Noble – The Bookseller
There is more extraordinary world-building, as well as tough ethical decisions, in Wundersmith (Orion), Jessica Townsend's superlative follow-up to the unmissable Nevermoor. Once accepted into the Wundrous Society, Morrigan Crow believes life will be filled with excitement and new skills - instead, as a rare and dreaded Wundersmith, she is taught to shun her powers and see herself as corrupt. Meanwhile, the evil Ezra Squall, the only other Wundersmith she knows, tempts her with his forbidden knowledge — The Guardian
Wundermith has masterful storytelling, twisty plotting, a thrilling magical world and universally important themes. There are magnificats and magnificubs, brolly rails and celestial beings, creepy Bonesmen and the dreaded Hunt of Smoke and Shadow... Ideal reading for anyone who loves Harry Potter. — BookTrust
Fans of Harry Potter won't be able to resist this fast-paced, funny and inventive series, which will sweep you away into the enchanting magical world of Nevermoor. — The Week Junior
This has light and dark, twists, inventiveness and big themes of prejudice and resistance. — The Sunday Times
The perfect series for young Harry Potter fans. — Irish Independent
Townsend is a brilliantly suspenseful storyteller who never lets the pace slacken. — The Daily Telegraph