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The Time of Green Magic

The Time of Green Magic

A magical novel from the Costa award-winning author of The Skylarks' War.

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ISBN 9781529019261
Barcode 9781529019261
Published 10 September 2019 by Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By McKay, Hilary
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ISBN-13 9781529019261
ISBN-10 1529019265
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan Children's Books
Publication Date 10 September 2019
International Publication Date 5 September 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By McKay, Hilary
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Adventure Stories
Animal Stories
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 166g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 999338

Description of this Book

From acclaimed author and Costa winner Hilary McKay comes The Time of Green Magic: a beautiful, spell-binding novel about new families, a magical old house and a mysterious cat . . . When Tom and Polly marry, blending their single parent families together, their children find it hard to relinquish their old lives. Max realizes his birth dad will never come home now, while Abi suddenly finds herself a middle child, expected to share far too much - especially with grubby little Louis. The family start over together, stretching their finances to the limit and renting an eerie, ivy-covered house, big enough for all of them. But when the children are alone there, strange things start to happen. Worried, Louis summons comfort from outdoors, and a startling guest arrives - is it a cat, or an owl, or something else? Abi reads alone, tumbling deep into books. Max loses his best friend and falls in love. Meanwhile, Louis' secret visitor is becoming much too real. And when Max and Abi too start to see the great spotted cat-thing that arrives in the night, it becomes a problem the three of them must find a way to solve - together. But where has the creature come from, and how will he get back?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Hilary McKay has a rare gift for novels about families and their interplay. -- LoveReading4Kids Vivid, hilarious, and heartbreaking, Hilary McKay's radiant characters touch my heart like real people, friends and loved ones I know well. Possibly the finest writer of our time. -- Elizabeth Wein wise and kind and utterly heart-wrenching and full of characters you will give your whole heart to -- Anna James McKay is a superb writer -- Sally Morris * Daily Mail * McKay couples warmth and grace with wry humour like nobody else out there -- Katherine Rundell * The Guardian * Hilary McKay is one of the great writers of children's fiction -- Sarah Hughes * Independent * Picking up a book by Hilary McKay is like slipping on bed socks on a chilly night. She knows how to look after her readers by ensuring that her characters are interesting and loveable from the start . . . -- The Times on <i>The Skylarks' War</i>, selected as Children's Book of the Year

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Author's Bio

Hilary McKay won the Costa Children's Book Award for The Skylarks' War, the Guardian Fiction Prize for The Exiles, and the Smarties and the Whitbread Award for The Exiles in Love and Saffy's Angel respectively. Hilary McKay's Fairy Tales was her first book with Macmillan Children's Books and is a critically acclaimed collection of clever retellings.

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