The Other Alice
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The Other Alice

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What happens when a tale with real magic, that was supposed to be finished, never was? This is a story about one of those stories . . .

Midge loves riddles, his cat, Twitch, and - most of all - stories. Especially because he's grown up being read to by his sister Alice, a brilliant writer.

When Alice goes missing and a talking cat turns up in her bedroom, Midge searches Alice's stories for a clue. Soon he discovers that her secret book, The Museum of Unfinished Stories, is much more than just a story. In fact, he finds two of its characters wandering around town.

But every tale has its villains - and with them leaping off the page, Midge, Gypsy and Piper must use all their wits and cunning to work out how the story ends and find Alice. If they fail, a more sinister finale threatens them all . . .

A rich and twisting tale of magic, riddles and the power of imagination, from a classic author.

'An exciting, original, gripping adventure, embroidered with riddles and curses, laced with dry wit, and which gallops along at a terrific pace'Daily Mail
'Beautifully written... a true testament to the power of storytelling' Guardian
'A story brimming with magic, riddles and extremely mischievous ink. Wonderful storytelling' Abi Elphinstone, author of the Dreamsnatcher series
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 21mm | 250g
  • Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1471124274
  • 9781471124273
  • 25,673

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A fast-paced, tautly woven story stuffed full of imagination, magic and adventure... a punchy adventure that also delves into the power of imagination -- Julia Eccleshare * lovereading.co.uk * The thrilling intensity of the plot will certainly give you the chills, even on a warm summer's day... a fantastic five star read for me; really engrossing and one of the best books that I've read so far from Michelle Harrison. * Mr Ripley's Enchanted Reads * I've hailed Michelle as the new Enid Blyton and I still stand by my words. She weaves fantasy with ease into a contemporary setting. This book is pure magic! * Serendipity Reviews * A real beauty - with characters who come to life & a girl full of stories. Enthralling. -- Imogen Russell Williams Beautifully written...a true testament to the power of storytelling * The Guardian * An exciting, original, gripping adventure, embroidered with riddles and curses, laced with dry wit, and which gallops along at a terrific pace
* Daily Mail *
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About Michelle Harrison

Michelle Harrison is a full-time writer. She is a former bookseller and editorial assistant. Originally from Grays in Essex, she has a degree in illustration, and lives in Oxfordshire with her partner. Her debut novel THE THIRTEEN TREASURES won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize in 2009. She has since published two sequels, THE THIRTEEN CURSES and THE THIRTEEN SECRETS, as well as her teen novel UNREST.
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Rating details

249 ratings
4.26 out of 5 stars
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4 26% (65)
3 18% (45)
2 2% (4)
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