The Whisperer

The Whisperer

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In this adventurous retelling of "The Prince and the Pauper," the lives of a runaway royal and a carnival worker become intertwined as each is compelled to fight for his life and family. Fans of "The Sixty-Eight Rooms" and "Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy" won t want to miss this.
Lute is a prince, next in line to the throne. Griff is a poor carnival worker who does the heavy lifting while the malevolent ringmaster orders him about. But there s something special about Griff: he can hear the thoughts of everyone around him. And one day, he begins to connect with Lute s mind, even though they ve never met and are miles apart.
When Lute must run for his very life, Griff may be the only one who can help him. In a journey over land and sea, these heroes battle deadly foes and make unlikely allies, including a host of magical creatures and their caretaker, a bitter old dwarf, and a mysterious lady pirate. When the boys finally come together, they will learn they are connected in ways they could never have imagined, ways that may save them or cost them both their lives."
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 142 x 211 x 33mm | 499g
  • English
  • 0553498274
  • 9780553498271
  • 1,512,260

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"A gripping, first-rate tale of a prince and a pauper."
"Kirkus Reviews"starred review"
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About Fiona McIntosh

Fiona McIntosh was born and raised in Sussex, England, and also spent some early-childhood years in West Africa. She left a career in public relations in London to travel and settled in Australia in 1980. Since then, she has written twenty-three adult and six children s novels, and her books are bestsellers worldwide and in various languages. She lives in South Australia with her family but roams the world for story ideas and research. Visit her at"
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498 ratings
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4 37% (183)
3 22% (112)
2 5% (26)
1 3% (17)
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