Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows

Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows : Wednesday Weeks: Book 1

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In a world of magic, can science save the day?

Wednesday Weeks never wanted to be a sorcerer's apprentice. She'd rather study science than magic. But when her cloak-wearing, staff-wielding grandpa is captured by a power-hungry goblin king, Wednesday must find a way to embrace her magical heritage and rescue him from the dreaded Tower of Shadows.

Luckily, she's not alone. Her best friend Alfie is a prime-number fan and robotics expert who's all-in on Wednesday's epic plan involving parallel universes, swords of power, and a wise-cracking talking skull.

But it's going to take more than science, magic, and the world's cutest robot to take down this bad guy. Because the goblin king is playing for the ultimate prize - and Wednesday and Alfie just walked into his trap...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 140 x 198 x 19mm | 230g
  • Lothian Children's Books
  • Australia
  • English
  • 0734420196
  • 9780734420190

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'Beyond wonderful storytelling, this book shows us that human imperfections are often our greatest strengths.'--[ONLINE] Others, The Salvation Army 4.5 stars--NATIONAL [PRINT] Helix Magazine 'Independent readers who love a story that combines magic and science with great adventure will adore this new series that does just that.'--[ONLINE] OZTL Network I rate this book 5 stars.--NATIONAL [PRINT] Kookie Magazine Inclusion--NATIONAL [PRINT], Total Girl Magazine, [AUDIENCE: 41,291, ASR: AUD 813.25] Review + Giveaway, NATIONAL [Print]--National Geographic Kids Review, [Online]--Australian Book Review Review, [Online]--Dark Matter Ezine Review, [Online]--Kids Book Review Review, [Online]--Rebel Readers Alliance Review, [Online]--Writing WA Review, NATIONAL [Print]--Magpies Magazine Review, WA [Print]--Play, The West Australian This is an awesome and humorous book for children 8 years old and over.--WA [PRINT], West Australian [AUDIENCE: 135,996, ASR: AUD 2,419]
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About Denis Knight

Cristy Burne (Author)

Children's author Cristy Burne has worked as a science communicator for nearly 20 years across Australia, Japan, Switzerland, the UK, US, South Africa and beyond. She has performed in a science circus, worked as a garbage analyst, and was a reporter at CERN when they turned on the Large Hadron Collider, but her favourite job is working to embrace the intersection between science, technology and creativity. Her books include To The Lighthouse and Off The Track, and a non-fiction book, Zeroes and Ones, which was a 2019 CBCA Notable Book. In 2020, she told the story of the inventor of spray-on skin in Aussie STEM Stars: Fiona Wood. Cristy is a popular presenter across Australia and overseas.

Denis Knight (Author)

Science fiction and fantasy author Denis Knight is a computer programmer who grew up geeking out about the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams. He has also worked as a technical writer, a delivery boy, a tutor, and, for one glorious summer, a tour guide on Rottnest Island. His favourite foods are lasagna and donuts, and his favourite Arnie movie is Eraser. He knows how to ride a motorbike and use a chainsaw, although not both at the same time. He lives in Western Australia with his wife, his two children, and his extensive collection of The X-Files DVDs. He has never been stalked by a laundry kraken, eaten by space wasps or abducted by aliens - as far as he knows.
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4 46% (22)
3 19% (9)
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