Hyacinth and the Stone Thief

Hyacinth and the Stone Thief

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The hilarious second book in a middle-grade fantasy trilogy about the magical rivers that run through the sewers of London and shape history in ways you'd never learn in school. Magic is real. History is about to be squashed. Now that Hyacinth Hayward knows about the enchanted rivers under London, she's determined to find out more. Unfortunately, London isn't cooperating. Instead, Hyacinth stumbles on a new adversary--a girl who is trying to steal all the ancient stones that keep the city in balance. A girl with glowing, magical fingers, whose entire body is tattooed with spells. A girl called Minnie Tickle. (What? Were you expecting something more . . . fearsome?) To stop her, Hyacinth will need help from stone itself--specifically, a giant talking lion statue and his talking statue friends. Can this enthusiastic but scattered company defeat Minnie before London sinks like a stone?
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 139.7 x 209.55mm | 567g
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0399553231
  • 9780399553233

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Praise for Hyacinth and the Secrets Beneath "A wild ride that's fun, freaky, outlandish, and suspenseful." --Booklist

"A rollicking adventure with a lulu of an ending. . . . Middle graders will adore clever Hyacinth and enjoy the other humorous characters, the puns . . . and the suspenseful narrative." --Kirkus Reviews "Jacob Sager Weinstein uses plentiful humor to hold together the boisterous plot." --Shelf Awareness
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About Jacob Sager Weinstein

JACOB SAGER WEINSTEIN is the author of Hyacinth and the Secrets Beneath. He has written for the New Yorker, McSweeney's, HBO, and the BBC. Along with his wife and their two children, he lives in London, where he frequently talks to statues. None of them have talked back yet, but he remains hopeful. His website is jacobsagerweinstein.com, and he is @jacobsw on Twitter.
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57 ratings
4.07 out of 5 stars
5 37% (21)
4 35% (20)
3 26% (15)
2 2% (1)
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