The Lost Magician


‘If you can imagine it, it exists … somewhere.’

The new spellbinding fantasy adventure from the award-winning author of The Last Wild trilogy.

1945. They have survived the Blitz, but when Simon, Patricia, Evelyn and Larry step through a mysterious library door, it is the beginning of their most dangerous adventure yet. They discover the magical world of Folio, where an enchanted kingdom of fairy knights, bears and tree gods is under threat from a sinister robot army.

The many stories of the Library are locked in eternal war, and the children’s only hope is to find their creator – a magician who has been lost for centuries.

What they discover will change not just their own lives, but the fate of the world, for ever …

Publisher: Quercus Children's Books
Published: 06/09/2018
ISBN: 978-1786540515

Awards


TEACH PRIMARY BOOK AWARD 2019 (KS2)
A TIMES CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR
A SUNDAY TIMES CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR
AN OBSERVER BEST CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018
EDITOR'S CHOICE, THE BOOKSELLER
A SUNDY EXPRESS BEST CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018
BOOK OF THE WEEK, THE WEEK JUNIOR
BOOK OF THE DAY, BOOKTRUST
SHORTLISTED ALEXANDRA PALACE BOOK AWARD 2019
LONGLISTED, CHESHIRE SCHOOLS BOOK AWARD 2019

Quotes


***** “A brilliant story by a master storyteller”

THE BOOKBAG

“You’ll be on the edge of your seat … an original, and imaginative war cry for the importance of reading and the magic of libraries”

M.G. LEONARD

“Expertly handled and written with charm, passion and fervour”

THE GUARDIAN

‘A beautiful homage to Narnia… fantastical but with real heart’

BOOKTRUST

“A phenomenal adventure story”

THE INDEPENDENT

“An unrelenting imagination, cleverly mixing nostalgia and modernity”

THE TIMES

“Masterly storytelling – both entertaining and profound”

NICOLETTE JONES, SUNDAY TIMES

“A wonderful story – if any book has the power to separate children from their screens, it’s this.”

Marianne Levy, THE i PAPER

“Artistically daring…you want to cheer”

Amanda Craig, NEW STATESMAN

” A wonderful tribute to Narnia, CS Lewis and the magic of books and reading”

SUNDAY EXPRESS

“A major new voice”

THE OBSERVER

“The most clever and ambitious children’s book this year”

Fiona Noble, THE BOOKSELLER