The magical bestseller: a classic story to read again
Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2017
Winner of the British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award
Shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize
Beautiful, thrilling and magical, Sunday Times bestselling-author
Kiran Millwood Hargrave's critically-acclaimed first
novel is a modern classic.
'Absolutely loved it from start to finish' TOM
'I read it, I loved it' MALORIE BLACKMAN
'Kiran Millwood Hargrave creates a spellbinding world of magic,
myth and adventure' EMMA CARROLL
Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella dreams of the faraway
lands her cartographer father once mapped.
When her friend disappears, she volunteers to guide the search.
The world beyond the walls is a monster-filled wasteland –
and beneath the dry rivers and smoking mountains, a fire demon
is stirring from its sleep.
Soon, following her map, her heart and an ancient myth, Isabella
discovers the true end of her journey: to save the island itself.
A beautifully written, multi award-winning story of friendship,
discovery, myths and magic for any age – perfect
for fans of Philip Pullman, Frances Hardinge or Katherine Rundell
From the author of Julia and the Shark and The
Mercies, chosen for the Richard & Judy Book Club
Set in an extensive and stunningly-imagined parallel
world imbued with magical realism
A gorgeous gift with intricate star-chart illustrations
throughout - a present for young and old, which will stay with
you long after reading
'One of those timeless stories that feels like a real myth' SAMANTHA
'FANTASTIC!' CARRIE HOPE FLETCHER
'Absolutely stunning' CATHERINE DOYLE
'So beautiful and magical' PIERS TORDAY
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Kiran Millwood Hargrave is an award-winning poet, playwright, and bestselling novelist. Her debut novel for children The Girl of Ink & Stars won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, and the British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year. Her work has been short- and long-listed for other major prizes including the Costa Award, and the CILIP CarMore about Kiran Millwood Hargrave