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Dragon's Green

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IF YOU HAD SECRET MAGICAL POWERS, HOW WOULD YOU KNOW?After the Worldquake, Effie knows about magic - time in her grandfather's library has made sure of that. But there's still much she has to learn. About the Otherworld. And about the Diberi, a secret organisation with plans to destroy the entire universe.Effie and her school-friends are the only ones who can stop them . . . and time is running out.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 21mm | 236g
  • Canongate Books Ltd
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 1782117040
  • 9781782117049
  • 98,176

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The most exciting debut in children's fiction since HARRY POTTER. Immersive, engaging, original; delightful in its details (a bun shop that serves as a portal to Otherworld; a library of Last Editions; a Princess School in which girls are trained to be appealing to dragons); playful, warm and yet thrilling, too -- JOANNE HARRIS An entrancing novel that stands on its prose . . . set in a dystopian future after a massive quake has annihilated modern technology . . . She is far too inventive a writer ever to let us feel we've been here before * * Daily Telegraph * * This tale of magical education is a cracker . . . has its own distinctive style * * Guardian * * Superb fantasy ***** * * Sunday Telegraph * * Lively, inventive, phrase-making fantasy . . . revels in evocative spells, names and descriptions of quaint shops, fabulous food and delicious interiors . . . has something of J.K. Rowling's capacity to delight * * Sunday Times * * Otherworldly . . . 'Getting lost in a book' takes on new meaning * * Mail on Sunday * * In this children's debut from adult fantasy writer Thomas, a young girl inherits a magical library and discovers you can - quite literally - become lost in a book . . . The first book in the Worldquake Sequence augurs well for what is to follow * * Sunday Post * * Full of surprises . . . Spells. Wands. Portals. A child marked out for greatness . . . Effie and her friends, rugby-mad Wolf and swotty Max, are cooler and funnier than anyone at Hogwarts as they rush around trying to collect magical artefacts. In a plot turning on the theft of a library where the chief villain is a book dealer, the real magic, Thomas insists, lies in literature itself * * Financial Times * * Will whisk you off on a spectacular adventure * * The Week * * Deft and stylish . . . Packed with striking images . . . the exciting pace will make this a gleeful companion for many a young teen and upwards * * Literary Review * * In vivid, inviting prose, Thomas deftly evokes an original, intriguing post-technological Earth looming with evil where "books are magic" and memorable misfits become heroes. A compelling new fantasy series with an unlikely heroine, quirky helpers, dragons, portals, witches, and wizards * * Kirkus * * An enthralling tale, set in a sprawling world that swallowed me whole -- Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of THE GIRL OF INK & STARS A magical adventure that fizzes and crackles with enchantment. I was absolutely bedazzled -- HILARY McKAY Lovely fantasy . . . Manages to be both unusual and traditional simultaneously, as well as entirely gripping and beautifully written -- PHILIP WOMACK * * Books for Keeps, Books of the Year 2017 * * Gorgeous and funny - and a lovely celebration of the magic of books! -- Helen Falconer, author of THE CHANGELING PRAISE FOR OTHER BOOKS BY SCARLETT THOMAS:Ingenious and original. . . A cracking good yarn fizzing with intelligence -- PHILIP PULLMAN Entrancing . . . one of the sharpest fantasies I've encountered -- NEIL GAIMANshow more

About Scarlett Thomas

Scarlett Thomas has always loved stories, magic and mysterious places. She tried (and failed) to write her first novel when she was six. Since then she has successfully written lots of novels, but this is her first one for children. She lives near the sea in an old house full of books, and is a professor in the English department of the University of Kent.Dragon's Green is the first volume in the Worldquake Sequence.Worldquake.co.ukshow more

Review Text

The most exciting debut in children's fiction since HARRY POTTER. Immersive, engaging, original; delightful in its details (a bun shop that serves as a portal to Otherworld; a library of Last Editions; a Princess School in which girls are trained to be appealing to dragons); playful, warm and yet thrilling, too JOANNE HARRISshow more

Rating details

533 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 31% (167)
4 42% (225)
3 20% (106)
2 6% (30)
1 1% (5)
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