The Orchard of Hope

The Orchard of Hope

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A quest to save hope. A kingdom under a spell. A wizard in training.

The sequel to The Orphanage of Miracles is filled with engaging characters, magic, adventure, and unusual circumstance. It's a story that will both entertain and inspire the reader. Kelsey, a strong-willed and high spirited young girl, embarks upon another adventurous quest - this time to save hope, which is being stolen from the orchard. While the kingdom is still under the spell of the evil sorcerer who distorts reality in order to gain control, the king begins training someone who he believes can ultimately defeat the sorcerer: a young boy named Nicholas, who's being mentored by an elderly and eccentric wizard who's either a genius or crazy. It's up to Nicholas to interpret the training he receives and figure out how to work with his friends to save the world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 16mm | 421g
  • English
  • 3 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 1940894239
  • 9781940894232

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Neftzger's skillful wordplay and imaginative worldbuilding set this book apart. In a style reminiscent of Norton Juster s The Phantom Tollbooth (1961), it abounds with unexpected relationships between language and reality. For example, a wise woman wears a dress woven from the fibers of knowledge and sewn together with the threads of learning, while a shop of memories sells hope-filled dreams. Emotions and beliefs, Nicholas' sorcery instructor tells him, color much more of the perceived world [than] any one of us can imagine....Things spoken in love always become reality. Neftzger's themes of perception and agency are refreshingly sophisticated, and watching them play out within the kingdom's surreal logic is this book's greatest joy. --Kirkus Reviews
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