The Midnight Guardians (Paperback)
  • The Midnight Guardians (Paperback)
  • The Midnight Guardians (Paperback)
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The Midnight Guardians (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages
Published: 05/11/2020
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Waterstones Says

In Blitz-bombed London, Col’s childhood imaginary friends – a six-foot tiger, a well-dressed badger and a tiny knight – suddenly spring to life to help him in the quest to save his sister in this heartfelt story of enchantment and hope.

Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award 2021

Waterstones Children's Book of the Month for November 2020

Sometimes at the darkest hour, hope shines the brightest...

When Col's childhood imaginary friends come to life, he discovers a world where myths and legends are real. Accompanied by his guardians - a six-foot tiger, a badger in a waistcoat and a miniature knight - Col must race to Blitz-bombed London to save his sister.

But there are darker forces at work, even than the Nazi bombings. Soon Col is pursued by the terrifying Midwinter King, who is determined to bring an eternal darkness down over everything.

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406391183
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 357 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Beautiful... A magical, big-hearted adventure full of wit and warmth. One of the best children's books I've read for ages. - Anna James

Spectacular... A story of real and rare power - The Midnight Guardians is one of the best books I've read in years. - Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The Midnight Guardians is timeless story-telling with a magical heart; a tale of enchantment and friendship in the cold of adversity; has all the charm of the The Box of Delights, all the magic and fellowship of The Lord of the Rings, all the warmth of a timeless story, told between friends round a winter fire. It’s also brilliantly inventive — funny where it needs to be, and true in the way all good stories are. - Thomas Taylor

A real triumph of the imagination, bleeding the appeal of a classic adventure with Montgomery’s heart and humour. - Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

Imagine a delicious milkshake made with the blended ingredients of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Lord of the Rings, Five Children on the Western Front, and a special pinch of additional magic. There you have The Midnight Guardians. Drily humorous at times, utterly terrifying at others, this tale will whisk you away to another time that is both instantly recognisable and completely alien.The Midnight Guardians is a classic in the making, and I loved every second of it. - The School Librarian

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Gavin Hetherington

“A Fast-Paced Adventure Set During WW2!”

An exciting middle grade adventure set during the Blitz that I predict will be a future classic.

Col has been evacuated out of a war-torn London to live with his Aunt Claire, leaving behind his sister after losing... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 42

“Fast paced & full of adventure”

It's Christmas 1940 and Col, more than anything else, is looking forward to seeing his sister again. With his mum having left when he was young and his dad having recently died in 'an incident', Rose... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 34

“Everything I wanted when I was 10”

Like others, I raced through this. I massively enjoyed the characters of the story, and I cared about what happened to them. With echoes of so much, from Narnia, to Jumanjii, I feel it encapsulates so much that's... More

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