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Elidor

Elidor

Roland, Helen, Nicholas and David, four Manchester children, are led into Elidor, a twilight world almost destroyed by fear and darkness.

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ISBN 9780007274789
Barcode 9780007274789
Published 11 November 2008 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Garner, Alan
Series Essential Modern Classics
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ISBN-13 9780007274789
ISBN-10 0007274785
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins
Publication Date 11 November 2008
International Publication Date 1 September 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Garner, Alan
Series Essential Modern Classics
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Science Fiction
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 190g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Children's stories
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 40430

Description of this Book

Roland, Helen, Nicholas and David, four Manchester children, are led into Elidor, a twilight world almost destroyed by fear and darkness. On a gloomy day in Manchester, Roland, Helen, Nicholas and David are lured into a ruined church, where the fabric of time and place is weak enough to allow them into the twilight world of Elidor. It is a place almost destroyed by fear and darkness, and the children are charged with guarding its Treasures while a way is sought to save the dying land. Then the evil forces find a path through to this world!

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Funny and wise Cressida Cowell, author of 'How to Train Your Dragon' Praise for The Phantom Tollbooth: 'An altogether remarkable book, one that should delight any bright child, and that will be no burden for a parent to read aloud. Related with unflagging wit and a marvellous sense of the fun to be had with words, this book will be enjoyed by children for years to come.' Spectator Praise for Elidor: 'Each detail, ordinary or sinister, establishes atmosphere, background or character exactly. Elidor is a remarkable book: intelligent, rich and terrifying.' TLS Praise for The Sword in the Stone: 'One of the most significant books in my life...One of the greatest and most influential fantasy novels of the last hundred years. Garth Nix
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Alan Garner was born and still lives in Cheshire, an area which has had a profound effect on his writing and provided the seed of many ideas worked out in his books. His fourth book, 'The Owl Service' brought Alan Garner to everyone's attention. It won two important literary prizes -- The Guardian Award and the Carnegie Medal -- and was made into a serial by Granada Television. It has established itself as a classic and Alan Garner as a writer of great distinction.

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