The Silver Arrow (Hardback)
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The Silver Arrow (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 03/09/2020
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Fantasy author Grossman’s debut book for children is a bewitching story of two siblings, a steam train with a mind of its own and an assortment of creatures who really need to get home. 

Kate wasn't expecting much when she wrote to her wealthy estranged uncle to ask for a birthday present. Certainly she wasn't expecting a colossal steam train called the Silver Arrow to arrive on her doorstep.

Despite parental misgivings, curiosity overwhelms Kate and her brother Tom and they climb aboard, only for the train's engine to roar into life. Soon they reach a train station where an assortment of strange and beautiful creatures are waiting with tickets in their mouths, and Kate and Tom begin to understand that their job will be to see them safely home - if they can.

Lev Grossman's first children's book is a journey you'll never forget: a rip-roaring adventure from desert plains to snow-covered mountains and everything in between. Packed with exciting creatures from the indignant porcupine to the lost polar bear and the adorable baby pangolin, The Silver Arrow is a classic story about saving our endangered animals and the places they live.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781526629401
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 342 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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'Grossman's gorgeous middle-grade debut is vivid and amusing, and despite delightful shades of Dahl's whimsy and Pinkwater's wry directness, it's a world all its own. This gentle introduction to the complexities of life on this planet is a critical reminder not to despair over the enormity of human responsibility but to face it with joy and marvel at the magic that the world holds. It's a kind and clear message that all children-and their grownups-should take to heart' - Booklist

'Both cozy and inspiring, this eco-fable conveys both grim truths and a defiant call to action' - Kirkus

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“'...Tom’s birthday is coming up and I’m thinking of getting him a submarine.’”

‘Get some rest,’ he called. ‘Tom’s birthday is coming up and I’m thinking of getting him a submarine.’

Small hardback – published both in the UK and in America – but the English edition has American spelling and... More

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“Train adventure with a message”

Wow, this was a great read and could be a future classic. Kate and Tom receive a mysterious train as a gift, and end up on an adventure taking the animals on board the train back to their homes. It reminded me a... More

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“Modern classic in the making.”

The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman is a tale about two ordinary children living ordinary lives with their ordinary parents who find themselves on an extra-ordinary adventure. It is sure to be a favourite of children in... More

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