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Ophelia and The Marvellous Boy

Ophelia and The Marvellous Boy
 

Eleven-year-old Ophelia might not be brave, but she certainly is curious. Her family are still reeling from her mother's death, and in a bid to cheer everyone up, her father has taken a job at a fantastically enormous and gothic museum in a city where it never stops snowing.

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ISBN 9781471402395
Barcode 9781471402395
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781471403361
Published 6 February 2014 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Foxlee, Karen
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ISBN-13 9781471402395
ISBN-10 1471402398
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Hot Key Books
Publication Date 6 February 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Foxlee, Karen
Category Classic Fiction (Pub. < 1900)
Adventure Stories
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Children's and Educational
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 15mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 129mm
Weight 198g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic, JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General, Classic fiction Children's / Teenage, Adventure stories Children's / Teenage
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 545462

Description of this Book

Eleven-year-old Ophelia might not be brave, but she certainly is curious. Her family are still reeling from her mother's death, and in a bid to cheer everyone up, her father has taken a job at a fantastically enormous and gothic museum in a city where it never stops snowing. Ophelia can't wait to explore - and she quickly discovers an impossibility. In a forgotten room, down a very dark corridor, she finds a boy, who says he's been imprisoned for three-hundred-and-three-years by an evil Snow Queen who has a clock that is ticking down towards the end of the world. A sensible girl like Ophelia doesn't quite believe him, of course, but there's no denying he needs her help. There are many other, darker, impossibilities in this museum too. Ghosts, wolves, Misery Birds, magical swords - and even fabled Snow Queens - will all do their very best to stop Ophelia and hurt her family. She will have to garner all her courage, strength and cleverness if she is to rescue this most Marvellous Boy - and maybe even save the world in the process.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Karen Foxlee was born in Mount Isa, Queensland, in 1971. After training and working as a nurse for most of her adult life, she graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2005, in creative writing. Her first novel, The Anotomy of Wings, was originally published in 2008, by the University of Queensland Press, and has since been published in the U.S.A., the United Kingdom and Canada. She lives in Gympie, Australia.

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