The Various : The Touchstone Trilogy
A gritty and captivating story of courage and strength against terrible odds, this is the story of Midge, abandoned with her eccentric uncle during the holidays, and her adventures with the Various, a band of earthily realistic fairies. The existence of the Various, who are strange, wild and sometimes even deadly, has been kept secret since the beginning of time, but when their world begins to clash with that of human beings, their livelihood is threatened with extinction. This is a wonderfully imaginative story of love and loyalty, and is the first in a powerful trilogy.
- Paperback | 448 pages
- 129 x 198 x 26mm | 317g
- 05 Aug 2004
- Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Corgi Childrens
- London, United Kingdom
"A charming story" Saxon Bullock The Times 20051015
"A charming story" The Times "An exciting and absorbing novel ... completely believable" Carousel "The story unfolds, with its mixture of fantasy and real life, in a most engaging and enthralling way" Oxford Times "A well paced, absorbing fantasy ... Augarde builds up the complex backstory to a brilliantly-handled climax" -- Saxon Bullock SFX
About Steve Augarde
Steve Augarde has worked as an illustrator, paper-engineer and semi-pro jazz musician. He has written and illustrated over 70 picture books for younger children, as well as producing the paper-engineering for many pop-up books. He has also provided the artwork and music for two animated BBC television series. Steve is married with two daughters.