The Windvale Sprites

The Windvale Sprites

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When a storm sweeps through the country, Asa wakes up the next day to find that his town is almost unrecognisable - trees have fallen down, roofs have collapsed and debris lies everywhere. But amongst the debris in his back garden Asa makes an astounding discovery - the body of a small winged creature. A creature that looks very like a fairy.

Do fairies really exist? Asa embarks on a mission to find out. A mission that leads him to the lost journals of local eccentric Benjamin Tooth who, two hundred years earlier, claimed to have discovered the existence of fairies. What Asa reads in those journals takes him on a secret trip to Windvale Moor, where he discovers much more than he'd hoped to . . .
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 127 x 197 x 13mm | 175g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • Illustrations
  • 0571304087
  • 9780571304080
  • 1,032,718

Review Text

'Enchanted by his delightful drawings.' Dinah Hall Sunday Telegraph
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Review quote

'Enchanted by his delightful drawings.' -- Dinah Hall Sunday Telegraph 20111202 [A] charming, finely produced little treasure, told with clarity, wit and lightness -- Nicolette Jones Sunday Times 20111202 [A] little gem of vivid imagination, gentle humour and moral message ... An impressive debutwhich Crook has illustrated himself with atmospheric black and white drawings. Let's hope there's more to come. -- Sally Morris Daily Mail 20111202 [A]n instant classic. Timeless in aspects, it's warm, brisk, no-nonsense and absolutely clear. It's funny without forcing out the jokes, involving while having a for-all-comers simplicity, and effective at everything it tries to do ... [A] quite beautiful book of charming lightheartedness, fine invention and warm, gripping drama. The Bookbag 20111202
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About Mackenzie Crook

Mackenzie Crook is a hugely diverse actor who has played a wide variety of roles, from Ragetti in all three of the record-smashing, swashbuckling Pirates of the Caribbean films, to the wonderful character of Gareth in The Office and the critically acclaimed Konstantin in the Royal Court's version of The Seagull. He has also appeared in a whole host of other works, including films such as Finding Neverland, Brothers Grimm and The Merchant of Venice, as well as in the BBC Radio version of Adrian Mole, and the stage version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in London's West End. His debut children's novel The Windvale Sprites is published by Faber in 2011.
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Rating details

253 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
5 26% (66)
4 40% (101)
3 29% (74)
2 4% (9)
1 1% (3)
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