Dark, magical and exciting, Cat Weatherill's new fantasy takes the legend of the Pied Piper and gives it an unexpected twist.Mari and her brother Jakob have followed the enchanted music and are now trapped in a world of wild magic. A world as cruel as it is beautiful. And all the time, they are being stalked by a fearsome beast, who needs one of the children to break a centuries-old curse.But the price of breaking the curse is a terrible one . . . A spellbinding and wild adventure, full of unexpected magic and danger.
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 128 x 196 x 24mm | 199.58g
- 05 Jul 2007
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
[Her] tales appeal to the reader's emotions, pitching genuinely loveable characters into dazzling worlds * The Times Educational Supplement * Just wonderful . . . A magical and moving debut -- on Barkbelly * The Times * Here is fantasy with a child's voice, with sentences that slip into poetry and sound effects that bring the pages to life * The Times Educational Supplement * Just wonderful . . . A magical and moving debut -- on Barkbelly * The Times *
About Cat Weatherill
Cat Weatherill is a performance storyteller, performing internationally at storytelling and literature festivals, on national radio and television and at schools throughout the country. Her first book for Puffin, Barkbelly, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award. She has also written Snowbone for the Puffin list.