The Forbidden Library

The Forbidden Library

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Late one night Alice Creighton hears her father having an argument with a fairy - a snarling, bald beast with warts and needle-like teeth. The next day her father disappears, never to return. And Alice is sent to live with Master Geryon, an uncle she never even knew existed. Geryon has a dark, mysterious library which is strictly off-limits to Alice. But after meeting a talking cat who is willing to sneak her in, Alice opens a book and suddenly finds herself inside it - and the only way out is by conquering the dangerous creatures more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 132 x 199 x 22mm | 236g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0552572284
  • 9780552572286
  • 1,456,837

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"Compulsive fantasy with a brave, brilliant heroine." Metro "Reminiscent of Corneila Funke's Inkheart and Neil Gaiman's Coraline ... Wexler ingeniously creates an inventive world with interesting creatures and frightening situations." School Library Journal "The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler is a dream come true for book lovers, child and adult alike ... certainly deserving of becoming a classic in the future." BookZone4Boys "Working in the grand tradition of children's fantasy, Wexler's off to a promising start" Kirkus Reviews "A charming, adventuresome fantasy from a promising new author" Booklistshow more

About Django Wexler

Django Wexler graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh with degrees in creative writing and computer science, and worked for the university in artificial intelligence research. Eventually he migrated to Microsoft and Seattle, where he now lives with two cats and a teetering mountain of books. When not planning Shadow Campaigns, he wrangles computers, paints tiny soldiers, and plays games of all sorts. @DjangoWexlershow more

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2,255 ratings
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4 39% (878)
3 28% (639)
2 6% (146)
1 2% (39)
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