Harklights (Paperback)Tim Tilley (author)
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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
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 187 x 129 mm
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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
““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
“Good read, gentle and scary.”
Thank you to the publishers for this review copy.
I had heard this could be a future classic?
It has a lovely cover design and great illustrations throughout.
When I started reading it... I thought Olive Twist? As I... More
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