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    DescriptionA brilliant, twisted, spirited anti-fairy tale from the amazing Chris Wooding Poison has always been a willful, contrary girl, prone to being argumentative and stubborn. So when her sister is snatched by the mean-spirited faeries, she seeks out the Phaerie Lord to get her back. But finding him isn't easy, and the quest leads Poison into a murderous world of intrigue, danger, and deadly storytelling. With only her wits and her friends to aid her, Poison must survive the attentions of the Phaerie Lord, rescue her sister, and thwart a plot that's beyond anything she (or the reader) can imagine. . . .


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    Title
    Poison
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Wooding
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 435 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780439755702
    ISBN 10: 0439755700
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FXX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: SCI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12500
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T General Subject: 217
    B&T Book Type: JF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: YFG
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Subject Code: CK
    Libri: I-CK
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 66
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV013070
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: X18300000
    BISAC V2.8: JUV034000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV037000
    LC classification: PZ7.W860368 POI 2005
    Edition statement
    Orchard Books.
    Publisher
    ORCHARD BOOKS
    Imprint name
    ORCHARD BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 September 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Chris Wooding began writing at the age of 16, and his first novel Crashing was published when he was 19. Since that time, he's written dozens of novels in several genres, notably the award-winning The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray; Poison; Storm Thief; the Malice series; and the graphic novel, Pandemonium.
    Review quote
    Booklist 8/05 Wooding, Chris. Poison. Sept. 2005. 288p. Scholastic/Orchard, $16.99 (0-439-75570-0). Gr. 6-9. Although Wooding's second stand-alone youth fantasy has its share of violent deaths and other terrifying episodes, the title refers not to a deadly toxin but to its eponymous violet-eyed heroine. Quick-witted, fierce, and fed up with living in a community where residents view misfortune as inevitable, Poison fights back when her baby sister is spirited away by "phaeries." She faces obstacles both physical and mental. In one pivotal scene, she meets her own creator, an all-powerful storyteller whose revelations prompt ruminations about self-determination and the nature of reality. Some readers won't appreciate the shift from familiar quest-story action to quiet, more metaphysical upheavals, and Poison doesn't emerge triumphant in the way that many will expect. Still, Wooding's serpentine plotting and lush, imaginative writing have something to offer to both the more mature audience of The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray (a 2004 Booklist Top Ten Fantasy for Youth) as well as slightly younger genre fans. Try this particularly on readers who enjoyed Angie Sage's Magyk (2005). -Jennifer Mattson HB 9/05 Chris Wooding Poison 273 pp. Orchard/Scholastic 9/05 ISBN 0-439-75570-0 $16.99 g (Middle School, High School) Wooding's first novel, The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray (rev. 11/04), was electrifying and deeply atmospheric; his second is even more so. When the self-named Poison's little sister is stolen by a ghoulish monster called the Scarecrow, she sets out to confront the Phaerie Lord to demand her sister's return. On her way she encounters the dangerous rotting man, Lamprey; the terrifying and cannibalistic Bone Witch, who guards the entrance to the fairy realm; and other antagonists including the malevolent part-spider, part-woman Lady Asinastra and the devious Scriddle. Such charismatic and well-imagined foes might have upstaged a lesser hero, b