Harklights (Paperback)
  • Harklights (Paperback)
  • Harklights (Paperback)
  • Harklights (Paperback)
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Harklights (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages
Published: 13/05/2021
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Waterstones Says

Blessed with an evocative, timeless feel, Tilley’s masterful debut centres on Wick, a boy desperate to escape the oppressive Harklights orphanage, and the miniature protectors of the forest who offer him a tantalising chance of freedom.

Waterstones Childrens Book of the Month for May 2021

Wick has always lived in the dark and dreadful Harklights Match Factory and Orphanage, working tirelessly for greedy Old Ma Bogey. He only dreams of escaping, until one day a bird drops something impossible and magical at his feet - a tiny baby in an acorn cradle...

As midnight chimes, Wick is visited by the Hobs, miniature protectors of the forest. Grateful for the kindness shown to their stolen child, they offer Wick the chance of a lifetime - escape from Harklights and begin a new life with them in the wild...

Winner of the Joan Aiken Future Classics Prize, Harklights is a magical story celebrating family, friendship and the natural world, filled with a message of hope for our times.

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781474966603
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 187 x 139 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Classical storytelling with distinctive, atmospheric graphics. - The Observer

A magical, nature-loving narrative with a fairytale quality - The Times, Best Children's Book for Summer 2021

A charming fairytale adventure with an enduring ecological message - Peter Bunzl, author of Cogheart

A beautifully written and illustrated magical adventure of little folk - Piers Torday, author of The Last Wild

A beautifully crafted tale, magical & gripping - Andy Shepherd, author of The Boy Who Grew Dragons

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Terence, Bookseller Newry

“Oliver Twist Meets The Borrowers in Farthing Wood”

Oliver Twist meets The Borrowers in Farthing Wood, with Old Ma Bogey who is the biggest school villain since Miss Trunchbull.
Harklights is perfect for 9-10 year olds who enjoy stories as varied as Podkin One Ear to... More

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“"we care more for what we know"”

A lovely choice for our Children's Book of the Month title - really enjoyed it. Harklights is a fairytale adventure set between two places that couldn't be more different - a drab, grey factory and orphanage... More

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““We should start with the trees. Trees are always a good place to begin.””

Tim Tilley’s Harklights simply glows with wild magic. There’s real warmth and wonder in these pages as we follow orphan hero, Wick, on his journey to find a sense of belonging. You can really tell that Tim Tilley is... More

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