Guardians of Magic

Guardians of Magic

4.04 (378 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.04 (378 ratings by Goodreads)
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Guardians of Magic is the first title in the brilliant magical adventure series from the creator of Goth Girl, Chris Riddell. With gorgeous two-colour illustrations throughout and a special full-colour guide to the giants in the book, this fantastic hardback is a perfect gift.

For as long as anyone can remember, children have made a wish on a cloud horse, never quite believing that their wishes will come true. But times are changing. The future of magic is in danger. Enemies are working together to destroy it - especially the magic of nature and its most powerful source, The Forever Tree. Unless three brave children fight back and believe in the impossible, soon magic and the cloud horses will be gone. Zam, Phoebe and Bathsheba don't yet know how powerful they are . . .

In Guardians of Magic the Costa award-winning, 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate Chris Riddell weaves together a magical quest. This is the first title in The Cloud Horse Chronicles series.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 161 x 205 x 33mm | 744g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 144727797X
  • 9781447277972
  • 170,011

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Riddell's characteristic wit and humour shine through * Woman and Home * A soaring tale of enchantment and adventure with truly magical illustrations. A new book by Chris Riddell is something to celebrate, especially one that gives his unique imagination free rein, as this does * LoveReading4Kids, October 2019 Book of the Month * An absorbing, original and supremely entertaining read * BookTrust * Any new book by the magnificent Chris Riddell is a huge cause for celebration and Guardians of Magic is certainly no exception. An exquisitely produced book, lavishly illustrated of course, leaves the reader in no doubt about the treat that awaits them . . . This story is simply a delight. Highly recommended! * Readingzone * Inventive and witty. Rich with fairytale allusions, this should delight both kids and adults * Woman's Weekly * Exhilarating and original, this marks the beginning of an intriguing new fantasy trilogy * Children's Books Ireland's 2019 recommended reads * Chris Riddell is inventive and witty. Rich with fairytale allusions, this should delight both kids and adults. * Women's Weekly Book Club * First in a new series, with three young heroes in the fairy-tale land of Thrynne, where magic is under threat. -- Imogen Russell Williams * Metro * If you love magic and fairytales, you'll LOVE this * Shout magazine *
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About Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. He has enjoyed great acclaim for his books for children. His books have won a number of major prizes, including the 2001, 2004 and 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children's Book Award 2013. His work for Macmillan also includes the bestselling Ottoline books, The Emperor of Absurdia, and, with Paul Stewart, the Muddle Earth books, the Scavenger series and the Blobheads series. Chris has been honoured with an OBE in recognition of his illustration and charity work. He lives in Brighton with his family.
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Rating details

378 ratings
4.04 out of 5 stars
5 35% (131)
4 38% (144)
3 24% (91)
2 3% (10)
1 1% (2)
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