Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow
Mr B's review
This is the story of a girl cursed and feared in her home city who on the eve of her much-predicted death is whisked to safety by a deeply eccentric man who snaffles her away to a bizarre world of huge talking cats, umbrella-based civic transport and a living, breathing hotel. An amazing exercise in world-building and a breathless adventure, with fairly sinister flashes that looks set to become a classic in the vein of Joan Aiken and Diana Wynne-Jones.
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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.
A wonderful, warm-hearted magical adventure [that] will instantly draw you in * S Magazine – Sunday Express * ‘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 * Funny and delightful * The Sunday Times, children’s book of the week * 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 * 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 * The subject of a heated publishers’ auction, Townsend’s debut fully lives up the hype * Mail on Sunday * Townsend’s intensely cinematic writing, quirky humour and superior world-building conjure a genuinely fresh take on magical fantasy * Fiona Noble – The Bookseller * Townsend’s debut fully lives up to its hype * YOU magazine * ‘A full-speed joy of a book; funny, quick-footed, and wildly, magically inventive’ * Katherine Rundell – author of ROOFTOPPERS * 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 * 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 * 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 *
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