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    • ISBN:9781784294526
    • Publication date:06 Sep 2018

The Lost Magician

By Piers Torday

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'If you can imagine it, it exists ... somewhere' The new spellbinding fantasy adventure from the bestselling, award-winning author of The Last Wild trilogy.

'If you can imagine it, it exists ... somewhere' The new spellbinding fantasy adventure from the bestselling, award-winning author of The Last Wild trilogy.

1945. They have survived the Blitz, but when Simon, Patricia, Evelyn and Larry step through a magical library door, they walk into an enchanted kingdom of fresh adventure and danger. A bewitching wonderland of fairies, bears and tree gods, which is now under threat from the silver robots of the Unreads. The many stories of the Library are locked in eternal war, and the children's only hope is to find the mysterious Librarian. What they discover will change not just their own lives, but the fate of the world, for ever ...

'One of the best writers for children working today'
The Guardian

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  • ISBN: 9781784294502
  • Publication date: 02 May 2019
  • Page count: 384
  • Imprint: Quercus Children's Books
Gripping, original and memorable — Francesca Simon on The Last Wild trilogy
Written in vivid and urgent style ... As thrilling as James and the Giant Peach ... The Last Wild may be as critical to the new generation as Tarka the Otter — The Times on The Last Wild trilogy
A must-read: brings to mind the smarts and silliness of Roald Dahl — New York Post on The Last Wild trilogy
An excellent, punchy adventure tale with vivid characters and an impassioned eco message — Financial Times on The Last Wild Trilogy
Wildly inventive, moving and gripping ... full of suspense without ever sacrificing warmth — The Guardian on The Last Wild Trilogy
A whimsical yet thoughtful tale that brings to mind the smarts and silliness of Roald Dahl and Norton Juster — New York Post on The Last Wild Trilogy
Torday's story is alternately sombre, thrilling, and silly, filled with eccentric human and animal characters with distinctive voices — Publishers Weekly on The Last Wild Trilogy
Heartbreaking, surprising, uplifting - Mouse's snowbound journey is one you'll remember for a long, long time. There May Be a Castle proves that stories matter. They really do — The Bookbag
Full marks [...] for a story not afraid to take on some of the fundamentals of life while still managing to preserve the lightest of touches — Books For Keeps
Piers Torday...is the new master of books for children who like magic and modernity with their lust for adventure. — The Times
Original in its accurate representation of the actual experience of children and its satirical approach to the fantastical...this novel works emotional truth and tension into its adventure and comedy — The Sunday Times
A gripping, memorable adventure which celebrates the power and scope of our imagination — The School Run
Piers Torday ... is the new master of books for children who like magic and modernity with their lust for adventure ... Torday understands the lot of the younger sibling, the power of the imagination to heal and the strong, irregular rhythms of grief — The Times
Piers Torday continues to demonstrate that he is one of the best writers for children working today — The Guardian
A moving and very original children's book ... investigating the subject of love and loss in the way a child can understand — Hexham Courant
Mouse wakes up in a magical world complete with a full-sized version of his beloved toy horse — Scottish Daily Express
A gripping, memorable adventure which celebrates the power and scope of our imagination — TheSchoolrun.com
A magical new adventure from the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction prize. We're loving the cover illustration too by Rob Biddulph — WRD About Books
The narrative is skillfully strung together and the ending deeply surprising, challenging the norms of what might be expected in a children's novel, which is all to the good. — Philip Womack, Literary Review
A remarkable story of about love and loss from the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize — Hexham Courant
It's an adventure set on the moors. It's very funny but the end was unexpectedly emotional and it stays with you — Ham & High
Shows the power of imagination to help us conquer fear, and the importance of friends and family even if they are not physically present, or indeed are a toy horse and a robot dinosaur. An outstanding book and a future classic — School Librarian
Gripping, original and memorable
Written in vivid and urgent style ... As thrilling as James and the Giant Peach ... The Last Wild may be as critical to the new generation as Tarka the Otter
A must-read: brings to mind the smarts and silliness of Roald Dahl
An excellent, punchy adventure tale with vivid characters and an impassioned eco message
Wildly inventive, moving and gripping ... full of suspense without ever sacrificing warmth
A whimsical yet thoughtful tale that brings to mind the smarts and silliness of Roald Dahl and Norton Juster
Torday's story is alternately sombre, thrilling, and silly, filled with eccentric human and animal characters with distinctive voices
Heartbreaking, surprising, uplifting - Mouse's snowbound journey is one you'll remember for a long, long time. There May Be a Castle proves that stories matter. They really do
Full marks [...] for a story not afraid to take on some of the fundamentals of life while still managing to preserve the lightest of touches
Piers Torday...is the new master of books for children who like magic and modernity with their lust for adventure.
Original in its accurate representation of the actual experience of children and its satirical approach to the fantastical...this novel works emotional truth and tension into its adventure and comedy
A gripping, memorable adventure which celebrates the power and scope of our imagination
Piers Torday ... is the new master of books for children who like magic and modernity with their lust for adventure ... Torday understands the lot of the younger sibling, the power of the imagination to heal and the strong, irregular rhythms of grief
Piers Torday continues to demonstrate that he is one of the best writers for children working today
A moving and very original children's book ... investigating the subject of love and loss in the way a child can understand
Mouse wakes up in a magical world complete with a full-sized version of his beloved toy horse
A gripping, memorable adventure which celebrates the power and scope of our imagination
A magical new adventure from the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction prize. We're loving the cover illustration too by Rob Biddulph
The narrative is skillfully strung together and the ending deeply surprising, challenging the norms of what might be expected in a children's novel, which is all to the good.
A remarkable story of about love and loss from the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize
It's an adventure set on the moors. It's very funny but the end was unexpectedly emotional and it stays with you
Shows the power of imagination to help us conquer fear, and the importance of friends and family even if they are not physically present, or indeed are a toy horse and a robot dinosaur. An outstanding book and a future classic
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