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Katherine Rundell's books have sold over 750,000 print copies through UK TCM alone and have firml... Read More

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Katherine Rundell's books have sold over 750,000 print copies through UK TCM alone and have firmly established her name as the gold standard in children's fiction. She is published in over 30 countries worldwide and has sold more than 2.5 million copies of her books internationallyImpossible Creatures is a career-defining novel for Rundell. It's astonishing, and the biggest book the Children's Fiction list will publish in 2023This is a beautiful and covetable hardback for the autumn gifting marketEpic adventure, rich and detailed world-building, characters who take you with them every step of the way and an ending you won't see coming, this story has it all and shows Katherine at the peak of her writing powersKatherine Rundell's middle-grade novels have so far won the Costa Children's Book Award, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, amongst many othersKatherine Rundell is a bestselling author whose novels for children include Rooftoppers, The Wolf Wilder, The Explorer and The Good Thieves. She has won the Costa Children's Book Award, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, amongst many others. She was a 2021 World Book Day author and has also published two picture books for children and three non-fiction books for adults, including Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne, winner of the 2022 Baillie Gifford Prize, and The Golden Mole and Other Living Treasure, shortlisted for the 2022 Waterstones Book of the Year. Her books have sold millions of copies worldwide. Katherine spent her childhood in Africa and Europe before taking her degree at the University of Oxford and becoming a Fellow of All Souls College. As well as writing, she studies Renaissance literature and occasionally goes climbing on the rooftops late at night.It was a very fine day, until something tried to eat him. A boy called Christopher is visiting his reclusive grandfather when he witnesses an avalanche of mythical creatures come tearing down the hill. This is how Christopher learns that his grandfather is the guardian of one of the ways between the non-magical world and a place called the Archipelago, a cluster of magical islands where all the creatures we tell of in myth live and breed and thrive alongside humans. They have been protected from being discovered for thousands of years; now, terrifyingly, the protection has worn thin, and creatures are breaking through. Then a girl, Mal, appears in Christopher's world. She is in possession of a flying coat, is being pursued by a killer and is herself in pursuit of a baby griffin. Mal, Christopher and the griffin embark on an urgent quest across the wild splendour of the Archipelago, where sphinxes hold secrets and centaurs do murder, to find the truth - with unimaginable consequences for both their worlds. Together the two must face the problem of power, and of knowledge, and of what love demands of us.There's a place where all the wildest stories began . Katherine Rundell's highly anticipated and spellbinding new novel is the first in a landmark trilogy for 9+ fans of His Dark Materials.A writer with an utterly distinctive voice and a wild imaginationRead everything she writesA truly compelling read . totally originalAn adventure story to die forOne of our most talented writers for children

Product Details

Title: Impossible Creatures
Author: Katherine Rundell
SKU: BK0485937
EAN: 9781408897409

About Author

Katherine Rundell is the bestselling author of five children's novels and has won the Costa Children's Book Award, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize amongst many others. Katherine spent her childhood in Africa and Europe before taking her degree at the University of Oxford and becoming a Fellow of All Souls College. As well as writing, she studies Renaissance literature and occasionally goes climbing on the rooftops late at night. Katherine will be a World Book Day author for 2021.

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