Oksa Pollock: The Last Hope (Paperback)
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Oksa Pollock: The Last Hope (Paperback)

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Paperback 528 Pages / Published: 27/02/2014
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A New Heroine. An Old Evil. An Unforgettable Adventure. A thrilling new supernatural adventure series. Fuses the excitement, action and extraordinary worlds of Harry Potter, I Am Number Four and Buffy the Vampire Slayer with an inspirational new teen heroine. Oksa Pollock is a normal thirteen-year-old girl, starting a new life in London. New lives, new friends, a new school and new adventures. But bizarre things start happening around Oksa she finds she can produce fire from her hands, move objects with her mind, and even fly. Finally the truth emerges... her family fled Edefia, their magical, hidden homeland years ago. And more than that: Oksa is their queen... Oksa will be thrown into a wilder adventure than she could ever have imagined. She must triumph over her enemies. The whole of Edefia is counting on her. 'Great fun' -- Financial Times 'Fantastic' -- Guardian Children's Books 'The first title from the French children's series combines action, excitement and new worlds.' -- Natasha Harding, The Sun 'A feisty heroine, lots of sparky tricks and evil opponents could fill a gap left by the end of the Harry Potter series' -- Daily Mail A thrilling, magical adventure ... enchanting. -- Booktrust 'An adventure that rivals the Harry Potter books' Bookseller The French Harry Potter. -- Guardian 'Unforgettable and compelling adventures' Armadillo 'Great fantasy novel... will be a classic of the fantasy genre' Cuckoo A fantastic novel... I loved this book... I can't wait for the next one! Whoo hoo!' -- We Sat Down I was instantly drawn into this magical "other" world' -- Serendipity Reviews 'Such a great children's book, and I cannot wait for the next book to be released' Goodreads, 4/5 stars After studying Chinese language and culture, Anne Plichota lived and worked in Korea and China. Her past jobs included working as a Chinese teacher, a nurse's aide, a public letter writer, and most recently a librarian. She enjoys American and Gothic literature and hearing people s stories. She lives in Strasbourg with her teenage daughter. Cendrine Wolf studied sports, and went on to work as a social worker in deprived neighbourhoods. She taught herself illustration, and loves fantasy literature and speed 'in all its forms'.

Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
ISBN: 9781782690351
Number of pages: 528
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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The first title from the French children's series combines action, excitement and new worlds -- Natasha Harding The Sun A thrilling, magical adventure ... enchanting Booktrust The French Harry Potter Guardian A fantastic novel... I loved this book... I can't wait for the next one! Whoo hoo! We Sat Down Full of high-powered story telling that is fast paced and fun to read Cuckoo Review A feisty heroine, lots of sparky tricks and evil opponents could fill a gap left by the end of the Harry Potter series Daily Mail A publishing fairytale... A winning mixture of jeopardy, heartbreak and fantasy Observer Great fun Financial Times Fantastic Guardian Children's Books A feisty heroine, lots of sparky tricks and evil opponents could fill a gap left by the end of the Harry Potter series The Daily Mail An adventure that rivals the Harry Potter books Bookseller Unforgettable and compelling adventures Armadillo Great fantasy novel... will be a classic of the fantasy genre Cuckoo Such a great children's book, and I cannot wait for the next book to be released Goodreads

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“Worth a try”

Some original and entertaining concepts but could possibly do with a better translator as much of the dialogue felt quite stilted. The main character is feisty but very immature which made it hard for me to like her... More

Paperback edition
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“9 to 12 year old read”

Review by Natalya (age 14)

Book one of a series.

This was an amazing book, the characters were very imaginative.

This novel was full of twists and surprises.

Great ending!

Paperback edition
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“Good”

I thought this book was a little bit clunky, this may be due to the translation, and it took a little while to get into this book as there were quite a few new words and it seemed to be quite slow going at first but... More

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