The Crooked Sixpence - THE UNCOMMONERS (Paperback)Jennifer Bell (author), Karl James Mountford (illustrator)
Welcome to a world where nothing is quite as it seems . . .
Dive head first into the world of Lundinor in this magical adventure story for anyone with a Hogwarts-shaped hole in their life.
When their grandmother Sylvie is rushed to hospital, Ivy Sparrow and her annoying big brother Seb cannot imagine what adventure lies in store. Returning to Sylvie's house, they find it has been ransacked by unknown intruders - before a mysterious feather scratches an ominous message onto the kitchen wall. A very strange policeman turns up on the scene, determined to apprehend them . . . with a toilet brush. Ivy and Seb make their escape - only to find themselves in a completely uncommon world, where ordinary objects have amazing powers. The forces of evil are closing in fast, and Ivy and Seb must get to the bottom of a family secret . . . before it's too late.
Complete with stunning interior illustrations by cover artist Karl Mountford.
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 266 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm
The Crooked Sixpence moves at the speed of magic . . . peeling away the mundane surface of the world to reveal something richer and deeper. Bell's world is part Tim Burton, part J.K. Rowling . . . This is a terrific debut -- Soman Chainani, author of THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL
This is a fast-paced and exciting adventure, featuring a Victorian-style otherworld, that will appeal to fans of the Harry Potter and Chrestomanci series . . . the book will appeal to both girls and boys. This is an extremely enjoyable read and a well-deserving addition to the magical fantasy genre -- Andrea Rayner * booksforkeeps.co.uk *
A wonderfully intriguing mystery . . . Uncommonly good! -- Chris Bradford, author of THE YOUNG SAMURAI series
Weird, whacky and utterly wonderful. Go to Lundinor. You won't ever want to come back -- Joshua Khan, author of SHADOW MAGIC
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“A charmingly uncommon book”
Imagine taking all the fun parts of Diagon alley, add some dark mysterious family history and a backwards talking bell. This is the Crooked Sixpence.
I thoroughly enjoyed the clever world building of Lundinor and... More
“A magical new series......”
Great fun, I really enjoyed this - it reminded me of Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter books.
Great characters, a fantastic concept - uncommon objects are capable of doing much more than their common counterparts - and... More
“Exciting Uncommon Adventures Alert!”
Very good, hit all the right spots & did fill the Hogwarts hole for a read.
Ivy, 11 & her brother Seb, 14 are in hospital after their granma has a fall. The parents are on their way from jobs in London so... More
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