Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow
Simultanelously published in 2018 by Hachette Children's Group in the UK and Hachette Australia --Title page verso.
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|Library of Congress
||Magic, Schools, Missing persons, Fantasy, Extortion
Description of this Book
The captivating and heart-pounding sequel to the New York Times bestselling and #1 Kids' Indie Next Pick Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow, as heroine Morrigan battles a new evil. Morrigan Crow and her best friend Hawthorne Swift are now proud scholars in the elite Wundrous Society, but life is far from perfect. Does Morrigan have what it takes to prove that she belongs in the Society? Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow was an instant New York Times bestseller, an IndieBound bestseller and a #1 Indies Introduce Pick, with movie rights sold to Fox.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||Whimsical and captivating....For fans of the Harry Potter and Divergent series. --South Coast Today Exciting, whimsical, and colorful, this first book in a planned series will be a favorite with readers who love fantasy and adventure. --A Mighty Girl The magical elements are well-written and clever...but the core of this novel lies in Morrigan's realization of her own value, of being a person worth attention and affection. A dark, mystical, and emotional look at a girl who has a complex relationship with magic in a sophisticated and lushly described world. --The Bulletin Townsend knows how to keep the pages turning in this fast-paced story. --Booklist Townsend's debut novel is a tour de force of fantastical invention, revealing original conceits with each page-turn. --The Horn Book * Readers will leap into this captivating world brimming with witty characters and unforgettable adventures. A perfect fit for fans of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. --School Library Connection, starred review * Readers, like Morrigan herself, will feel at home in this evocative novel where magic and confidence go hand in hand. An excellent and exciting work. --School Library Journal, starred review * [A] spellbinding debut...Morrigan is a captivating heroine, filled with moxie and wit.... Whimsical worldbuilding, humorous dialogue, and colorful supporting characters compliment an adventurous, magic-filled plot that champions bravery, self-confidence, and hope. --Publishers Weekly, starred review Jessica Townsend's Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow is more than just a spectacular debut. Exciting, charming, and wonderfully imagined, it's the sort of delightful, grand adventure destined to be many a reader's favorite book. --Trenton Lee Stewart, New York Times bestselling author of The Mysterious Benedict Society series and The Secret Keepers Imaginative. --The Washington Post Poignant.... A Harry Potter-esque adventure. --Time Magazine Praise for Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow A New York Times BestsellerAn IndieBook Bestseller#1 Kids' Indie Next List Pick#1 Amazon Best Children's Book of the YearPublishers Weekly Fall Flying Start PickTIME Magazine Top YA and Children's Books of the Year PickThe Chicago Tribune Best Children's Books of the Year PickPDX Parent Best Books of the Year PickA Mighty Girl Book of the Year PickB&N Kids Blog Best Books of the Year PickBrightly Best Children's Books of the Year, According to Kids PickIowa Public Radio Best Children's Books to Give PickSouth Coast Today Gift to Wrap Up for the Teen Readers in Your Life Pick
Jessica Townsend lives on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, but has lived on and off in London for a few years. She was a copywriter for eight years, and in a previous role, was the editor of a children's wildlife magazine for Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo.