The Song of Seven (Hardback)
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The Song of Seven (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 03/11/2016
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A exciting adventure by the author of the international bestseller The Letter for the King SEVEN PATHS. SEVEN UNLIKELY FRIENDS. ONE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURE. Deep in the woods, in a crooked house full of stairs, a young boy is kept prisoner by his uncle. He cannot meet other children, or have any friends. He holds the key to a secret. Meanwhile, in a quiet village, Frans the schoolteacher invents incredible stories of perilous deeds, shipwrecks, desert islands, and haunted castles to entertain his pupils, in which he is the hero. Then one stormy evening, a mysterious letter blows onto his doormat, summoning him to a meeting. Suddenly, Frans is on a real-life mission, one in which he will encounter magicians, secret passages, conspiracies, hidden treasure, a black cat with green eyes and a sealed parchment which predicts the future. He will learn the secret of the Seven Ways. He will find seven allies. And he will make a fearsome enemy. The adventure has begun...

Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
ISBN: 9781782691105
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 200 x 148 mm


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A cracking adventure... so nail-biting you'll need to wear protective gloves The Times The book itself is like a song, or incantation; a wandering, winding ballad with occasional joyous percussion, to the spell of which the reader can't help but succumb Guardian A magical, strange, gripping tale Spectator Compelling... Dragt maintains pace and suspense as Frans stumbles from one challenge to the next, with the author's own black and white vignettes adding just the right aura of foreboding. Adventure stories of this calibre are a rarity; this one will delight those who are already Dragt fans or serve as an excellent introduction to the two longer novels The School Librarian A lovely present for a young person from 10 upwards and beyond to grown-ups who will be as enchanted as I was! Reading Zone The Song of Seven is an engaging adventure which twists and turns... The Song of Seven offers a challenging read for those who enjoy something a little different North Somerset Teachers' Book Award An extremely cleverly constructed story NBD Biblion A fantastic story, exciting and mysterious Chicklit.nl A riveting story The Bay An engaging adventure with many twists and turns; a story where reality becomes blurred, a clever mix of the ordinary with the magical... Readers will surely enjoy this latest offering from one of the Netherland's best writers for childrenn Outside in World A fantastic new book from a legendary writer... gloriously written with tons of plot twists and turns, and a barrel-load of excitement Read it Daddy (blog) Praise for The Letter for the King: A Sunday Times, Metro and Times Book of the Year; 'A true page-turner' Sunday Times; 'Thrilling' Daily Telegraph; 'A pulse-pounding epic' Metro; 'Spellbinding' Financial Times; 'A cracker' Spectator. Praise for The Secrets of the Wild Wood: A Daily Telegraph and Sunday Times Book of the Year; 'Action-packed drama' Daily Mail; 'Thrilling' Metro; 'A spellbinding tale that will appeal to the young and old' The Lady .

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Hardback

“An intriguing mystery, ghost story and treasure hunt, all wrapped into one exciting adventure”

I was so excited when I discovered that Pushkin Press had brought out English translations of Dutch children's classics The Letter for the King and The Secrets of the Wild Wood by Tonke Dragt, because – finally –... More

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