Jessica Townsend - Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow - Hachette Children's Group

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

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By Jessica Townsend

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  • £9.99

Enter the Wundrous world of Morrigan Crow and Nevermoor - the most fantastical children's debut of the year. Featuring a 'hidden' illustration beneath the stunning cover, both sprinkled with gold, this is the perfect gift for all adventurous young readers.

An international bestselling series - enter the Wundrous world of Morrigan Crow and Nevermoor. Featuring a 'hidden' illustration beneath the stunning cover, both sprinkled with gold, this is the perfect gift for all adventurous young readers.

"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 Jupter North and taken to the secret city of Nevermoor.

There she's invited to join the Wundrous Society. Mystery, magica 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.

Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.

Biographical Notes

Jessica Townsend lives on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, but has dipped in and out of London life over the past decade, tucking the best and strangest parts of the city into the corners of her brain for future fictional use. 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, ancient cities, hotels, Christmas, opera singers, Halloween, secret societies and gigantic cats - all of which have weaselled their way into Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow, her first novel and a city that feels like it belongs entirely to her. (Except now it belongs to you, too.)

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  • ISBN: 9781510104389
  • Publication date: 12 Oct 2017
  • 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
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