The Deptford Mice: The Dark Portal

The Deptford Mice: The Dark Portal

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The first story in the breathtakingly original and utterly captivating Deptford Mice trilogy. In the sewers of Deptford there lurks a dark presence which fills the tunnels with fear: Jupiter, an evil being who aims to take over the world. Worshipped by the fearsome rats, Jupiter's dreams could well come true. Can the mice ever survive against such evil? Or have they lost the comfortable world they once knew for ever ...This stunning trilogy commences with The Dark Portal, in which Albert Mouse squeezes through the Grill and disappears. Realising that he has been captured by the rats of the sewers, Albert's children, Audrey and Arthur, embark on a treacherous journey to find him.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 151 x 175 x 16mm | 210g
  • Hodder Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0340930349
  • 9780340930342
  • 722,261

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'Jarvis is a great writer, in command of his intricate plotting.' -- Scottish Sunday Herald 'Jarvis is a real story teller ...' -- Carousel 'Robin Jarvis knows how to win readers over and hold them in a tight grip.' -- Young Post
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About Robin Jarvis

Robin Jarvis studied graphic design in Newcastle and then worked in television and advertising making model monsters and puppets. He has been a full-time writer and illustrator for some time, and has a large following among children and adults. Robin's books are consistent bestsellers and he has won several awards for his work. The Dark Portal was runner-up for the Smarties Prize in 1989.
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2,294 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
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4 36% (825)
3 25% (571)
2 7% (158)
1 3% (71)
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