Maggie Blue and the Dark World (Hardback)
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Maggie Blue and the Dark World (Hardback)

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Hardback 366 Pages / Published: 04/02/2021
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SUNDAY TIMES CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE WEEK

'A sophisticated magical tale, awash in sinister villains and perplexing plights ... bursting with invention' - Financial Times

'Dreamy and odd, yet razor sharp and terrifying all rolled into one ... The Neverending Story and Spirited Away and Coraline all rolled into one amazing story. If you have fans of manga, fans of headstrong, flawed characters, witty and brave sidekicks and truly gut-wrenching monsters then this is the one for you. I can't recommend it enough.' - Lucas Maxwell, School Librarian of the Year

'The story is every bit as bizarre, brilliant, fantastical and exciting as I'd hoped. Definitely one to watch out for' - Kiran Millwood Hargrave


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A thrilling tale of friendship and courage - Maggie Blue, strongwilled and isolated, sees her enemy from school taken through a window to a parallel world by one of their teachers and determines to follow, whatever the cost. With the help of irascible cat, Hoagy, they discover a world where happiness is being stolen - and they must do everything they can not to be caught up in its web of destruction.

Maggie Blue is an outsider, both at home and at school. She lives with her eccentric aunt Esme, and has no friends other than the irascible Hoagy, a stray cat who can talk to her. When Magge sees Ida, her foe from school, being taken through a window to another world by one of their teachers who has transformed into a wolf, she is determined to save her, whatever the cost. But the dark world is full of danger, a place where happiness is valued above all else, and Maggie discovers that her role is far more important than anyone could have guessed. A thrilling and gripping tale of friendship, courage and the power of being yourself.

Publisher: Guppy Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781913101312
Number of pages: 366
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A sophisticated magical tale, awash in sinister villains and perplexing plights...bursting with invention * Financial Times *
Dreamy and odd, yet razor sharp and terrifying all rolled into one... The Neverending Story and Spirited Away and Coraline all rolled into one amazing story. If you have fans of manga, fans of headstrong, flawed characters, witty and brave sidekicks and truly gut-wrenching monsters then this is the one for you. I can't recommend it enough. -- Lucas Maxwell, School Librarian of the Year
The story is every bit as bizarre, brilliant, fantastical and exciting as I'd hoped. Definitely one to watch out for. -- Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Troubling, exultant, terrifying and magnificent....it seems to create worlds within worlds, connect the climate change to emotional frailty. Furthermore, it is clever, urgent and searing. -- Bookwagon UK
As well as being an incisive critique of capitalism and human greed - especially the devastating impact it has on our environment - Maggie Blue and the Dark World is a fast-paced adventure story, full of humour, bravery and good old-fashioned wickedness. By centring the experience of somebody typically overlooked, it shows readers that we are all worthy of adventures - exactly as we are. -- Cheshire Education Library Service
The characters are so well drawn and delightfully eccentric that one can become totally engaged in this well-developed story...An author worth watching - and a good read for fans of fantasy-based adventures. -- Lovereading for Schools, Book of the Month

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“A magical adventure”

This was received as a gift for our 10 year old daughter, her review is as follows:

"I really liked this book. The characters were magical but they had realistic reactions. It is a gripping story about a girl... More

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“A beautiful adventure through friendship, responsibility and the importance of looking beyond the surface.”

A beautiful adventure through friendship, responsibility and the importance of looking beyond the surface. Exploring complex topics and not spoon-feeding simple answers. Touching about the lonesomeness of childhood... More

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“Fantastical adventure in a kitchen sink reality”

Someone recommended this to me because I love Harry Potter and they said I’d probably like this. They were right. It’s got all the right ingredients for me. Fantastical adventure set against a kitchen sink reality. So... More

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