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A Place of Stone and Darkness

A Place of Stone and Darkness
 

"When the human creatures appeared, they ravaged the forests and hunted many birds to extinction. The flightless Striggs had only one option: They went down, down under the ground . . . And its there, as you may have heard it whispered, that they still remain. Far below, in a pla... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780143773122
Barcode 9780143773122
Published 7 May 2019 by Penguin
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Mousdale, Chris
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ISBN-13 9780143773122
ISBN-10 0143773127
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books (NZ)
Publication Date 7 May 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Mousdale, Chris
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Fantasy & Magical Realism
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 201mm
Spine: 37mm
Weight 735g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 964061

Description of this Book

The amazing, mysterious realm of Striggworld can finally be revealed. When the human creatures appeared, they ravaged the forests and hunted many birds to extinction. The flightless Striggs had only one option-They went down, down under the ground . . . And it?s there, as you may have heard it whispered, that they still remain. Far below, in a place of stone and darkness . . .Over thousands of years, they colonised a labyrinth of tunnels and caves, but even underground the Striggs are not safe- chemicals now pollute their water and a deadly sickness threatens the flock. Even worse- an inquisitive young Strigg called Ellee Meddo discovers a human boy, trapped deep in a well. Humans are to be feared and saving him could mean travelling to the surface, a place of untold peril. What will Ellee decide to do? Are you brave enough to follow Ellee into the darkness?

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Author's Bio

Chris Mousdale was born in the summer of 1964, Liverpool, England. After leaving school he studied Art and Design at Liverpool Polytechnic and Painting at Canterbury College of Art, Kent. In London, during the 1980s, he sidestepped into the book trade, selling science and medical texts at H.K. Lewis and Co in Euston, then Art titles for Waterstones' Richmond branch. On moving to New Zealand in 1990 he began working as a freelance illustrator and designer. His illustrations have been published in many New Zealand journals and magazines including the Listener, theNew Zealand Herald, Metro Magazine and the Sunday Star-Times, as well as featuring on book covers for Random House and Penguin. In 2010 Chris was commissioned by Music Matters Ltd to create a series of LP sleeves for the American jazz label Blue Note. Alongside his freelance career he also taught and spent seventeen years as a University lecturer. His paintings and constructions have been seen in a number of gallery exhibitions and he has curated shows of 1960s modernist Brazilian record covers and New Zealand Pop and Rock music graphics. In 2001 he was awarded the New Zealand Post Children's Book Award's top prize for his illustrations in Joy Cowley's Brodie. Chris lives in Auckland with his partner Jan. A Place of Stone and Darkness is his first novel.

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