North Child

North Child

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This is a beguiling epic of magic, love, loss and betrayal based on the traditional fairytale "East of the Sun, West of the Moon". The lyrical writing and bold sweep of the story as Rose travels north will cast a spell over every reader. "A rich tapestry that will resonate with readers...The stuff of epic tale-telling, replete with high drama and compelling characterisations." - Booklist. Rose was born into the world facing north, and as a north child, superstition says that she will be a wanderer, travelling far from home. This prophecy is fulfilled when she is taken on the back of a white bear to a mysterious empty castle, where a silent stranger appears to her night after night. When her curiosity overcomes her, she loses her heart, and must journey to a land east of the sun and west of the moon to reclaim it.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 136 x 214 x 39mm | 546g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0746068379
  • 9780746068373
  • 298,978

Review quote

'An enchanting retelling of a traditional fairytale, this beautifully written story completely swept me away' - Becky Stradwick, Borders; 'Told through the voices of its main characters, North Child is compelling storytelling. Usborne has unearthed another gem' - Newham Bookshop 'A beautifully spun tale of friendship, betrayal, loyalty and love. North Child is one of those rare books that you absolutely cannot put down yet at the same time you relish every sentence of every chapter to make it last as long as possible. Stunning!' - Children's Core Range Manager, Ottakar's 'This is epic stuff for teenage girls who've grown out of Harry, but want a story to really hunker down with' - The Guardian Family Special 'Anyone who enjoys a good adventure story, well-told and interesting, will find it hard to escape from North Child until the last page is reached' - Books for Keeps; 'In my book North Child deserves to become a classic. It is enchanting' - Newbury Weekly News 'North Child will enchant, amaze and delight all who venture within its pages' - Worcester News 'An irresistible winters tale... The cast of magical characters and the stunning world building is spellbinding. A romantic adventure of true friendship that will sweep you off your feet' - South Wales Evening Post
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About Edith Pattou

Author biography Edith Pattou is the author of two highly acclaimed fantasy novels in the US, the first in the Songs of Eirren series: Hero's Song, an International Reading Association Young Adult's Choice, and Fire Arrow, a Booklist Top Ten Fantasy Novel of the Year
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Rating details

32,791 ratings
4.14 out of 5 stars
5 44% (14,531)
4 33% (10,668)
3 18% (5,823)
2 4% (1,336)
1 1% (433)

Our customer reviews

"i'm tweleve and i was so addicted to this book IT made me cry laugh happy and the happy ending was wonderful, i didnt think i was going to actually read it until i did and now i never want to read again as it was the best book ive ever ever had my mum is buying it for me to give to my child for there birthday. i am now going to read all of her books and see if anywill top it."show more
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