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Wundersmith

Wundersmith

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
– 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 STARS

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.

“Extraordinary world-building” Guardian

“Masterful storytelling, twisty plotting, a thrilling magical world and universally importsnt themes … idefal reading for anyone who loves Harry Potter” Booktrust

“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

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Genre: Children's, Teenage & Educational / Children's / Teenage Fiction & True Stories / Fantasy & Magical Realism (children's

On Sale: 30th May 2019

Price: £6.99

ISBN-13: 9781510103849

Reviews

The perfect series for young Harry Potter fans.
Irish Independent
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
Extraordinary world-building
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
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
Townsend is a brilliantly suspenseful storyteller who never lets the pace slacken.
The Daily Telegraph
This has light and dark, twists, inventiveness and big themes of prejudice and resistance.
The Sunday Times