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Manuel Sumberac

  • 5 stars across 10 books
    20th February 2020

    Orphans of the Tide

    Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2021, a breathtaking fantasy adventure for fans of His Dark Materials that ... More

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    4th March 2021

    Shipwreck Island

    The breathtaking adventure continues in the sequel to the much-loved Orphans of the Tide . Orphans Ellie and... More

    (21 reviews)
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    1st March 2019

    Monsters in the Mirror

    Darwen Arkwright's world is turned upside down when he is forced to move from a small English town to Atlanta in the Uni... More

    (8 reviews)
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    17th March 2022

    Eternity Engine

    The final instalment in the breathtaking Orphans of the Tide trilogy, which The Times calls 'Unputdownable'. ... More

    (3 reviews)
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    10th October 2013

    Snow Queen: The Hans Christian Andersen Classic Story

    ""And whenever a splinter flew into someone's eye, that poor person saw the world as an ugly and evil place. Even worse,... More

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    23rd June 2014

    A Midsummer Night's Dream: Band 18/Pearl

    Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level One Midsummer Night, Demetrius, ... More

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    12th September 2019

    Reading Champion: Prince Rama and the Demon King: Independent Reading 17

    This story is part of Reading Champion, a series carefully linked to book bands to encourage independent reading s... More

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    4th November 2019

    The Mirroculist Mission

    Eleven-year-old Darwen Arkwright's ordinary life changed forever when he was given a magical mirror, a portal to the won... More

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    12th March 2020

    Reading Champion: Prince Rama and the Demon King: Independent Reading 17

    This story is part of Reading Champion, a series carefully linked to book bands to encourage independent reading s... More

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