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The Edge Chronicles 5: Stormchaser
  • Author : Paul Stewart,Chris Riddell
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781446498231
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Twig Verginix has now realised his dream of becoming a sky pirate, exploring the skies of the Edge as a crew-member of The Stormchaser. That is until Cloud Wolf forbids him from coming on the dangerous quest to collect stormphrax – a valuable substance created inside the heart of a Great Storm. Twig refuses to leave his beloved skyship and smuggles himself on board The Stormchaser – but can the ship, and its crew – survive the destructive force of the Great Storm itself? Stormchaser is the second book of the Twig Saga – second trilogy in The Edge Chronicles, the internationally best-selling fantasy series, which has featured on the UK and the New York Times best-seller lists and sold more than 3 million copies. There are now 13 titles and four trilogies in the series, but each book is a stand-alone adventure, so you can read The Edge Chronicles in any order you choose.

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    The Edge Chronicles 5: Stormchaser
  • Author : Paul Stewart
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780552569651
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Twig Verginix has now realised his dream of becoming a sky pirate, exploring the skies of the Edge as a crew-member of The Stormchaser. That is until Cloud Wolf forbids him from coming on the dangerous quest to collect stormphrax – a valuable substance created inside the heart of a Great Storm. Twig refuses to leave his beloved skyship and smuggles himself on board The Stormchaser – but can the ship, and its crew – survive the destructive force of the Great Storm itself? Stormchaser is the second book of the Twig Saga – second trilogy in The Edge Chronicles, the internationally best-selling fantasy series, which has featured on the UK and the New York Times best-seller lists and sold more than 3 million copies. There are now 13 titles and four trilogies in the series, but each book is a stand-alone adventure, so you can read The Edge Chronicles in any order you choose.

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    Stormchaser
  • Author : Paul Stewart,Chris Riddell
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN : 9780552554237
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Airships
  • In his continuing adventures, Twig, now sixteen years old, joins the crew of his father's sky pirate ship and embarks on a dangerous mission to collect the powerful stormphrax, a substance that purifies water and also prevents the city of Sanctaphrax from floating away.

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    Edge Chronicles: Stormchaser
  • Author : Paul Stewart,Chris Riddell
  • Publisher : David Fickling Books
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780307522481
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • THE TWIG TRILOGY, Book II Sixteen-year-old Twig is eager to begin his new life as a sky pirate on board the famous Stormchaser. The crew's quest: to collect stormphrax—the precious, magical substance formed at the heart of a storm—in order to save the floating city of Sanctaphrax. Only a sky ship as powerful as the Stormchaser, piloted by a man as fearless as Cloud Wolf, could risk entering such a storm. . . .

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    Midnight Over Sanctaphrax
  • Author : Paul Stewart,Chris Riddell
  • Publisher : Paw Prints
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN : 1442035625
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book Midnight Over Sanctaphrax

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    Beyond the Deepwoods
  • Author : Paul Stewart,Chris Riddell
  • Publisher : Paw Prints
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 1442032642
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Books
  • Twig leaves the safety of the Deepwoods, where he lives among the Woodtrolls, to discover his true heritage and encounters some unforgettable, and dangerous, characters along the way. Reprint.

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    The Curse of the Gloamglozer
  • Author : Paul Stewart,Chris Riddell
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Pages : 381
  • ISBN : 9780385750769
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Apprenticed to the Most High Academe of Sanctaphrax, a floating city of scholars, gossip, and treachery, fourteen-year-old Quint runs increasingly dangerous errands, which eventually bring him to a place of gruesome monsters that threaten his life and those of his friends.

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    The Twig Trilogy
  • Author : Paul Stewart
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 1032
  • ISBN : 9780385613453
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Children's stories
  • Three stories from The edge chronicles featuring the hero Twig.

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    The Edge Chronicles 8: Vox
  • Author : Paul Stewart,Chris Riddell
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781446498255
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When young librarian knight Rook Barkwater is taken captive and forced to work for Vox Verlix – nominally the Most High Academe, but no more than a prisoner in reality – he stumbles across a terrible truth. Vox is brewing a plot to destroy the goblins and the shrykes at a stroke, so that he can seize control of the Edgeworld for himself. Can Rook foil Vox's plan and save the lives of his librarian friends and colleagues? Vox is the second book of the Rook Saga – third trilogy in The Edge Chronicles, the internationally best-selling fantasy series, which has featured on the UK and the New York Times best-seller lists and sold more than 3 million copies. There are now 13 titles and four trilogies in the series, but each book is a stand-alone adventure, so you can read The Edge Chronicles in any order you choose.

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    Clash of the Sky Galleons
  • Author : Paul Stewart,Chris Riddell
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN : PSU:000061577961
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Quint leaves his studies at the Knights Academy in Sanctaphrax to assist his father, Wind Jackall, in his obsessive and dangerous quest to track down and bring to justice the evil Turbot Smeal.

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    Far-Flung Adventures: Corby Flood
  • Author : Paul Stewart,Chris Riddell
  • Publisher : David Fickling Books
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780307495419
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The second magical, funny, and fabulously illustrated story in the Far Flung Adventures from the authors of Fergus Crane and the Edge Chronicles. Corby Flood and her family are about to set sail on the rather ramshackle cruise ship, the S.S. Euphonia. Her boisterous brothers might not have noticed that anything is wrong, but Corby is highly observant and has a lot of time for note-taking and eavesdropping. Onboard, among the odd passengers and eccentric crew, there is a strange group of men in bowler-hats who call themselves The Brotherhood of Clowns. There's also a melancholy wailing sound coming from the hold. It's strictly out of bounds but Corby can't help investigating. What could be inside the crate she discovers down in the hold? As the ship arrives at its destination, Corby must enlist the help of some very well mustachioed locals to uncover the contents of the crate and the dark secrets of the menacing Clowns...

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    Fergus Crane
  • Author : Paul Stewart,Chris Riddell
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN : 9780440866541
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Adventure and adventurers
  • Nine-year-old Fergus Crane's life is filled with classes on the school ship Betty Jeanne, interesting neighbors, and helping with his mother's work until a mysterious box flies into his window and leads him toward adventure.

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    Choker
  • Author : Elizabeth Woods
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780857072870
  • Reader Reviews : 32
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Sixteen-year-old Cara Lange has always been a loner, even more so since she moved away from her best and only friend, Zoe, a few years ago. Cara mostly spends her time avoiding the popular girls who call her 'choker' after a humiliating incident in the cafeteria, and watching Ethan Gray from a distance, wishing he would finally notice her. Then one day Cara comes home and finds Zoe waiting for her. Zoe's on the run from problems at home, and Cara agrees to help her hide. With Zoe back, Cara's life changes overnight. Zoe gives her a new look and new confidence, and before she can blink, Cara is flirting with Ethan and getting invited to parties. And best of all, she has her best friend to confide in again. But just as quickly as Cara's life came together, it starts to unravel. A girl goes missing in her town, and everyone is a suspect ~ including Ethan. Worse still, Zoe starts behaving very strangely, and Cara begins to wonder what exactly her friend does all day when she's at school. You're supposed to be able to trust your best friend no matter what, but what if she turns into a total stranger?

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    Rabbit's Wish
  • Author : Paul Stewart
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781448189038
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Rabbit and Hedgehog are the best of friends, even though Rabbit is awake all day, but Hedgehog is only awake at night. Rabbit finds himself wishing that Hedgehog could stay up all day, just once. Will Rabbit's wish come true?

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    The Stone Pilot
  • Author : Paul Stewart,Chris Riddell
  • Publisher : Corgi Childrens
  • Pages : 79
  • ISBN : 0552554391
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Edge, The (Imaginary place)
  • An exclusive story, tracing the history of Maugin the Stone Pilot, who Twig meets in STORMCHASER. Maugin is a termagent trog, destined to change from a beautiful delicate creature into the fearsomely impressive adult termagant at her first blooding, due very soon. But an ill-fated trip above ground to release her prowlgrin pet into the wild ends with her capture by mercenary Deepwoods slavers. Maugin's subsequent sale to a terrifying scientist - for use in some kind of macabre experiment - could be the end of her - but for the actions of a young sky pirate, Quint Verginix. When Quint takes her on board his father Wind Jackal's skyship, Maugin experiences a world a million miles away from her underground home and begins a new future as a Stone Pilot. A wonderful accompaniment to the series and a must for any Edge Chronicles fan. Told in the first person, we finally discover how the delicate young trog came to be so far from home.

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    Far-Flung Adventures: Corby Flood
  • Author : Paul Stewart,Chris Riddell
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9780385750974
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The second magical, funny, and fabulously illustrated story in the Far Flung Adventures from the authors of Fergus Crane and the Edge Chronicles. Corby Flood and her family are about to set sail on the rather ramshackle cruise ship, the S.S. Euphonia. Her boisterous brothers might not have noticed that anything is wrong, but Corby is highly observant and has a lot of time for note-taking and eavesdropping. Onboard, among the odd passengers and eccentric crew, there is a strange group of men in bowler-hats who call themselves The Brotherhood of Clowns. There's also a melancholy wailing sound coming from the hold. It's strictly out of bounds but Corby can't help investigating. What could be inside the crate she discovers down in the hold? As the ship arrives at its destination, Corby must enlist the help of some very well mustachioed locals to uncover the contents of the crate and the dark secrets of the menacing Clowns...

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    The Immortals
  • Author : Paul Stewart,Chris Riddell
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Pages : 680
  • ISBN : 9780385752305
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • 9 yrs+

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    Cloud Wolf
  • Author : Paul Stewart,Chris Riddell
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN : 0552547492
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Children's stories
  • Read and download full book Cloud Wolf

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    Ottoline and the Purple Fox
  • Author : Chris Riddell
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781447277934
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Ottoline is back in Ottoline and the Purple Fox, a beautifully illustrated adventure from former Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell. Ottoline and Mr Munroe love puzzles, clues and mysteries. One day, they meet an enigmatic purple fox, who offers to take them on a night-time urban safari. The fox shows them all the hidden animals of the city and Ottoline makes notes on them in her field notebook. Mr Munroe is making notes too - on the anonymous poems he finds stuck to lampposts on their journey. Who is the secretive poet, and how can he and Ottoline help them mend their broken heart?

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    Phantom of Blood Alley
  • Author : Paul Stewart
  • Publisher : David Fickling Books
  • Pages : 201
  • ISBN : 9780385751346
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • While searching out adventure in the streets of 19th century London, Barnaby Grimes finds himself on the trail of a mad chemist with a talent for disappearing into thin air.

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    Edge Chronicles 7: The Last of the Sky Pirates
  • Author : Paul Stewart,Chris Riddell
  • Publisher : David Fickling Books
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780375892776
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • THE ROOK TRILOGY, Book I Rook Barkwater lives in the network of sewer chambers beneath Undertown, the bustling main city of the Edgeworld. He dreams of becoming a librarian knight—one of those sent out to explore the mysteries of their world. Somewhere out there lie the secrets of the past—including the lost floating city of Sanctaphrax—and, maybe, hope for a future free from the fear of tyranny. When his chance comes, Rook grabs it! Breaking all the rules, he sets out on a journey to the Free Glades and beyond. His luck and determination lead him from one peril to another until, buried in the heart of the Deepwoods, Rock encounters a mysterious character—the last sky pirate—and is thrust into a bold adventure that dares to challenge the might of the dreaded Guardians of the night. . . .

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    The Lost Barkscrolls
  • Author : Chris Riddell,Paul Stewart
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9781446498309
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • These exciting tales are ideal for those new to the Edge or as an addition to the collection of any fan. They feature stories from each of the Edge trilogies: one from the time of Twig, one from the time of Quint, Twig's father, and one from the time of Rook, Twig's grandson. Meet well-known characters from the Edgeworld and get a tantalising glimpse into the last Edge novel ever - released in 2009. The collection also includes a beautiful fold-out timeline of the Edgeworld and CLOUD WOLF and THE STONE PILOT, World Book Day stories that fans have repeatedly asked to see again.

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    Barnaby Grimes: Curse of the Night Wolf
  • Author : Chris Riddell,Paul Stewart
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781448101092
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Barnaby Grimes is a tick-tock lad, running errands in his city, day and night, and 'high-stacking' around the rooftops in search of new mysteries to solve. In this first adventure, Barnaby is attacked one night by an enormous dog. He kills it - but that's not the end of this particular mystery . . . as Barnaby finds himself swept up in a world of crooked doctors, poor and ill-advised patients, strange tonics and very expensive furs... Could there be more to the seemingly respectable Dr Cadwallader and the tonics he doles out to the poor? Is there a link between the tonic and the huge dogs - or possibly wolves - that are roaming the city at night? When Barnaby's old acquaintance Benjamin goes missing, Barnaby fears the worst for him, and decides to dig deeper... A fantastic romp through a Dickensian-style city, with a wonderful new hero in the guise of Barnaby. This new series from the bestselling dream team of Stewart and Riddell is a must for all fans of the Edge Chronicles - but also for fans of Horowitz and Shan, as they move into new territory and deliver a brilliantly exciting thriller-horror for boys.

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    The Last of the Sky Pirates
  • Author : Paul Stewart,Chris Riddell
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 9780552554268
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Children's stories
  • Rook Barkwater Lives In The Network Of Sewer-Chambers Beneath Undertown, The Bustling Main City Of The Edgeworld. He Dreams Of Becoming A Librarian Knight - One Of Those Sent Out To Explore The Mysteries Of Their World. Somewhere Out There Lie The Secrets Of The Past - Including The Lost Floating City Of Sanctaphrax - And, Maybe, Hope For A Future Free From The Fear Of Tyranny. When His Chance Comes, Rook Grabs It! Breaking All The Rules, He Sets Out On A Journey To The Free Glades And Beyond. His Luck And Determination Lead Him From One Peril To Another Until, Buried In The Heart Of The Deepwoods, Rook Encounters A Mysterious Character - The Last Sky Pirate - And Is Thrust Into A Bold Adventure That Dares To Challenge The Might Of The Dread Guardians Of The Night-

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    Freeglader
  • Author : Paul Stewart
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN : 9780552554282
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Children's stories
  • Fleeing from the ruins of New Undertown, Rook Barkwater and his colleagues - the librarian knights, Felix Lodd and his banderbear friends - must lead the escaping population to a new life in the Free Glades. But perils aplenty are ahead for the crowd - no

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    Feast or Famine? Food and Children’s Literature
  • Author : Bridget Carrington
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 9781443863544
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • In November 2013, the joint annual conference of the British branch of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY UK) and the MA course at the National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature (NCRCL) at Roehampton University took as its focus ‘Feast or Famine? Food in Children’s Literature’. Food is central to both children’s lives and their literature. The mouth-watering menu of talks given to the conference delegates is richly reflected in this book. Speakers examined the uses of food in children’s books from the nineteenth century to the present day, and in a wide variety of genres, from ancient fable to twenty-first-century fantasy. From the contributions to this collection, it is shown that food within literature not only reflects the society, culture and time in which it is prepared, but also is widely used by authors as a means to instruct their juvenile readers, and to deliver moral messages.

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    Vox
  • Author : Paul Stewart,Chris Riddell
  • Publisher : Bluefire
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0440421314
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Rook Barkwater, the young librarian knight, attempts to stop Vox Verlix, the Most High Academe, in his plot to take over Edgeworld once again.

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    The Edge Chronicles: The Sky Chart
  • Author : Paul Stewart,Chris Riddell
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 9781448194315
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A digital exclusive short story starring Quint, from Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell's bestselling Edge Chronicles. Quint is in urgent need to money to repair his skyship, the Stormchaser. So when Multinius Gobtrax offers him a job creating a sky chart of the Deepwoods, he eagerly accepts - on the condition that his wife Maris can go with him. But Maris has a secret that she must keep hidden from their superstitious new captain at any cost. After all, it is considered very bad luck to give birth onboard a skyship . . .

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    Hugo Pepper
  • Author : Paul Stewart,Chris Riddell
  • Publisher : Galaxy
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 140566228X
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Children's stories
  • This is the tale of a small boy, Hugo Pepper, and his exploits. Hugo arrives home in Firefly Square, after being raised in the frozen North by reindeer herders, to discover a group of very special friends, and a dastardly enemy.

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    Lost Hero, The (Heroes of Olympus, The, Book One)
  • Author : Rick Riordan
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 9781423145400
  • Reader Reviews : 138
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Jason has a problem. He doesn't remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently she's his girlfriend Piper, his best friend is a kid named Leo, and they're all students in the Wilderness School, a boarding school for "bad kids." What he did to end up here, Jason has no idea—except that everything seems very wrong.

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    Pirate Diary
  • Author : Richard Platt
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9780763678500
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • "Platt weaves vast quantities of nautical information into a text as lively as it is absorbing." - Publishers Weekly (starred review) Curious about life on a pirate ship? Check out PIRATE DIARY: THE JOURNAL OF JAKE CARPENTER, an account of adventure on the high seas as told by a feisty nine-year-old carpenter’s apprentice, circa 1716. Historically accurate illustrations of ship and crew, a map of Jake’s travels, and a detailed glossary and index vividly reveal the fascinating - and harsh - life of a pirate in the eighteenth century. Ships ahoy!

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    The Edge Chronicles 11: The Nameless One
  • Author : Paul Stewart,Chris Riddell
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781448157747
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Cade Quarter has never met his uncle, the infamous ‘descender’ Nate Quarter, who years ago committed heresy by lowering himself over the cliff-face of the Edge. But Nate has returned, and the Academy of Flight is looking for revenge against all of his supporters – including Cade. So now Cade has to run. With no money and nowhere else to go, Cade’s only option is to stow away aboard the Xanth Filatine – a mighty sky-ship bound for the city of Hive. But getting onto the ship is only the beginning of his troubles, as he runs afoul of thieving goblins, brutal skymarshals, and the threat of ‘skyfiring’ . . . The Nameless One is the first book of the Cade Saga – fourth trilogy in The Edge Chronicles, the internationally best-selling fantasy series, which has featured on the UK and the New York Times best-seller lists and sold more than 3 million copies. There are now 13 titles and four trilogies in the series, but each book is a stand-alone adventure, so you can read The Edge Chronicles in any order you choose.

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    A Little Bit Of Winter
  • Author : Paul Stewart
  • Publisher : Andersen Press Limited
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781448189021
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • It is autumn and time for Hedgehog's annual sleep. He asks Rabbit to save him a little bit of winter, so that when he wakes up he can see what it's like. But Rabbit is a forgetful animal. Will he keep his promise?

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    How To Train Your Dragon Collection
  • Author : Cressida Cowell
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 662
  • ISBN : 9781444958706
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Collected together for the first time, read the first three books that inspired the How to Train Your Dragon films: How to Train Your Dragon/ How to Be a Pirate/ How to Speak Dragonese Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third is a smallish Viking with a longish name. Hiccup's father is chief of the Hairy Hooligan tribe which means Hiccup is the Heir to the Hairy Hooligan throne - but Hiccup feels like a very ordinary boy. Can he be a Hero? This book bundle contains the first three hilarious stories in Hiccup's adventures with his dragon, Toothless. Will Hiccup lead ten novices in their initiation into the Hairy Hooligan Tribe. Can he steal back his book of Dragonese from the Romans? Can he navigate the Fortress of Sinister, and defeat the Monstrous Strangulator? Most importantly, can Hiccup really save the Isle of Berk with a dragon who looks like an ickle brown bunny with wings? There's only one way to find out...

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    Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War
  • Author : Clive Barker
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 9780062029676
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Clive Barker, author of The Thief of Always, delivers an epic battle filled with fantasy and adventure that readers won't want to put down! All things in their time . . . Candy Quackenbush's adventures in the Abarat are getting stranger by the hour. Why has the Lord of Midnight sent his henchman after her? Why can she suddenly speak words of magic? Why is this world familiar? Candy and her companions must solve the mystery of her past before the forces of Night and Day clash and Absolute Midnight descends upon the islands. A final war is about to begin. . . . Don't miss this second book in Clive Barker's New York Times bestselling Abarat series.

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    Scavenger: Zoid
  • Author : Paul Stewart,Chris Riddell
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9781447234418
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Scavenger: Zoid is the first in a brilliant sci-fi adventure series from the team behind The Edge Chronicles - Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. A spaceship the size of a city drifts through space on its century-long journey to find a new Earth. When it launched it was populated by thousands of hopeful passengers and the most technologically advanced Zoids in the world, ready to serve the crew's every need. But that was then, and this is now. The Zoids rebelled against their masters, wiping out most of the crew in one bloody uprising. Now the few remaining humans are hunted by the Zoids like vermin. Fourteen-year-old York is a Scavenger - he hunts Zoids and kills them by any means he can, bringing back their parts to mend the technology on which the few remaining humans rely. York has always battled to survive, but now the fate of his people is in his hands . . .

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    The Week at World's End
  • Author : Emma Carroll
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780571332847
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The hotly anticipated new standalone from the bestselling and award-winning Queen of Historical Fiction, Emma Carroll. Britain, 1962 'Who are you?' I asked. 'You don't know who I am? You mean, it's not been on the news?' The girl glanced from Ray to me and back again. 'It's better I don't tell you,' she said firmly. Nothing ever happens in World's End Close. So when Stevie discovers a runaway girl in her coal shed, the first thing she does is fetch her best friend, Ray. Both are dying for a bit of adventure, and when the girl begs for help, they readily agree. Yet they soon realise they've taken on more than they bargained for. The girl, Anna, reveals she's on the run from people who are trying to poison her. Meanwhile, on the news, the Americans and Russians are arguing over missiles in Cuba. As the threat of war grows, Anna's behaviour becomes more mysterious. And when Stevie unearths a dark family secret, she wonders if Anna has come to World's End Close on purpose, with a special message just for her . . . An enthralling thriller, perfect for our tumultuous times. 'The Hilary Mantel of children's fiction.' The Telegraph 'Rightfully owns the title "Queen of Historical Fiction".' BookTrust 'Historical fiction at its finest.' Bookseller 'Echoes of Michael Morpurgo and Nina Bawden.' The Times

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    The Moorchild
  • Author : Eloise Jarvis McGraw
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 9781416948193
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Feeling that she is neither fully human nor "Folk," a changeling learns her true identity and attempts to find the human child whose place she has been given.

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    Goth Girl and the Pirate Queen
  • Author : Chris Riddell
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9781447282488
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When Ada travels to the seaside resort of Brighton on holiday, she is very excited to meet leading followers of fashion Lady Vivienne Dashwood and her rival, the fashionable shepherd, Beau Peeps. They are there preparing for World Frock Night - a lavish ball where everyone dresses up in their finest costumes to compete for the grand prize. Ada has been given money by her father to buy a spectacular outfit for the ball, and she's excited to be in with a chance of winning the prize. But, as usual, nothing goes to plan, and becoming the belle of the ball will prove to be Ada's biggest challenge yet . . . Full of intricate black and white illustrations, Goth Girl and the Pirate Queen is a gorgeous World Book Day book from Chris Riddell, award-winning author of Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse.