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Maximillian Fly

Maximillian Fly (Hardback)

By Sage, Angie

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Maximillian Fly, a roach-human hybrid, helps two young humans escape from the Bartizan's eye, only to find himself a key player in a deadly war between roaches and humans --

ISBN 9780062571168
Barcode 9780062571168
Published 1 July 2019 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780062571168
ISBN-10 0062571168
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date 1 July 2019
International Publication Date 25 July 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Sage, Angie
Category Animal Stories
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Racism, Sexism & Prejudice
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 31mm
Weight 454g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
Library of Congress Brothers and sisters, Science fiction, Cockroaches, Survival
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 985160

Description of this Book

The bestselling author of the Septimus Heap series, Angie Sage, delivers a gripping and darkly humorous tale of Maximillian Fly-a human with cockroach features-whose quiet life is upended when he aids two human children in their escape from an oppressive governing power. Perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket and Adam Gidwitz. Maximillian Fly wants no trouble. Yet because he stands at six feet two, with beautiful indigo wings, long antennae, and more arms than you or me, many are frightened of him. He is a gentle creature who looks like a giant cockroach. This extraordinary human wants to prove his goodness, so he opens his door to two SilverSeed children in search of a place to hide. Instantly, Maximillian's quiet, solitary life changes. There are dangerous powers after them and they have eyes everywhere. But in this gray city of Hope trapped under the Orb, is escape even possible? Maximillian Fly is a masterful story brimming with suspense, plot twists, and phenomenal world building. This compelling novel delves into family dynamics and themes of prejudice, making the case for tolerance, empathy, and understanding.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for the Septimus Heap series: Youngsters will lose themselves happily in Sage's fluent, charismatic storytelling -- Booklist A deliciously spellbinding series opener. -- Kirkus Reviews <strong>(starred review)</strong> Readers will be indubitably hooked-worrying, laughing, and gasping over the nonstop adventures of this engaging troupe. -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) <strong>(starred review)</strong> Sage at her best; it's full of fun, adventure, humor, irony, friendship, loyalty, and nonstop action. -- School Library Journal
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

ANGIE SAGE was born in London and grew up in the Thames Valley, London, and Kent. She loves the sea, spooky old houses, and time traveling (the easy way, by reading history books). Angie has created many books for children, including the New York Times bestselling series Septimus Heap and Araminta Spookie. She lives in England. Visit her online at www.angiesage.com and on Twitter @AngieSageAuthor.

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