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The Second Forever

The Second Forever

When Peter and his friend Festival destroyed the book called HOW TO LIVE FOREVER so it could no longer work its terrible spell, they didn't know that destroying such a powerful book would have unintended consequences. Now, the world is in the worst drought ever - major rivers dri... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781741662894
Barcode 9781741662894
Published 2 July 2012 by Random House
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Thompson, Colin
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ISBN-13 9781741662894
ISBN-10 1741662893
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House Australia
Publication Date 2 July 2012
International Publication Date 1 September 2013
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Thompson, Colin
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Australian
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 134g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 270395

Description of this Book

When Peter and his friend Festival destroyed the book called HOW TO LIVE FOREVER so it could no longer work its terrible spell, they didn't know that destroying such a powerful book would have unintended consequences. Now, the world is in the worst drought ever - major rivers dried up, and water rationed to a single litre per person a day with talk of less. Festival comes back from the world inside the museum to get Peter. The river they reversed is drowning Festival's world and they need to re-create the book to reverse the water flow. Neither can remember all of the book, but hopefully by working together they will be able to recall every word. Can they reverse the water flow so that it rains in Peter's world again? And if they recreate the evil book, can they entomb it so that it can never been accessed again?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Peter is a young boy who reminds us all what a wonderful thing it is to be curious and to find courage we don't realise is within us. . . . Thompson's writing is smooth and his storytelling agile. He introduces us to a world rich with characters and landscapes both grotesque and charming, and he fills this book with friendship and love. --Aurealis Awards Judges' Report 2004 on How to Live Forever

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Author's Bio

Since he started writing and illustrating children's books in 1990, Colin Thompson has had more than 60 books published. He has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel How to Live Forever and the CBC Picture Book of the Year in 2006 for The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley. His books include The Floods series, The Dragons series, The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness picture book, which was shortlisted for the 2009 Children's Book Council Award for Best Picture Book, and Free to a Good Home. Visit his website at: www.colinthompson.com

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