Image(s) fournie(s) par le vendeur
Titre : The Various (First Printing. Signed By ...
Éditeur : David Fickling Books, Oxford
Date d'édition : 2003
Reliure : Cloth
Etat du livre : Near Fine
Etat de la jaquette : Fine
Signé : Signed by Author
Edition : First Edition
First printing. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the first free endpaper, with the date 'Dec 1 2003' written beneath. His name and the same date is also written on the back of the jacket. The author has also written on the last free endpaper 'Many eyes are watching you, and many hearts are wary of your presence.' It is the first book in a trilogy. PAGES: 448. CONDITION: The pages are lightly tanned at the edges. No inscriptions apart from those of the author. The book and jacket are without fault. The jacket is not price clipped and is in a removable, clear protective cover. SIZE: about 22 x 14 cms. N° de réf. du libraire 006028
Synopsis : A gritty and captivating story of courage and strength against terrible odds, this is the story of Midge, abandoned with her eccentric uncle during the holidays, and her adventures with the Various, a band of earthily realistic fairies. The existence of the Various, who are strange, wild and sometimes even deadly, has been kept secret since the beginning of time, but when their world begins to clash with that of human beings, their livelihood is threatened with extinction. This is a wonderfully imaginative story of love and loyalty, and is the first in a powerful trilogy.
Critique: The idea of a race of little people (fairies) living secretly among us has had a powerful hold on the imaginations of writers from Shakespeare to Terry Pratchettand Eoin Colfer. In The Various, Steve Augarde has used this fascination brilliantly to craft the first novel of a trilogy full of breathless action and wonder. When 12-year-old Midge is sent by her concert-violinist mother to spend the summer at the farm of her sweet but bungling Uncle Brian, her initial resentment gives way to delight in the freedom of exploring the countryside. When she discovers a tiny winged horse lying wounded in an outbuilding, she is awestruck to find out that he comes from a civilisation of five various tribes of little people living in a nearby wood—-something readers will have already learned from alternate chapters set in the fairy world.
Disaster threatens when Uncle Brian plans to sell the wood to a developer, and Midge and her cousins find (to their peril), that some of the little people are not as helpless as they seem. Steve Augarde draws on his visual and auditory skills as a BBC animator and picture book author/illustrator for vividly realised detail--the dumpy and addled fairy queen, the smells and moods of the English summer, the sharply differentiated accents and personalities of each of the five tribes--in an entrancing debut fantasy. The book is recommended for ages 10-14. --Patty Campbell, Amazon.com
Modes de paiement
Le libraire accepte les modes de paiement suivants :
Vendeur AbeBooks depuis : 20 juin 2003
Evaluation du vendeur :
Books ordered will be despatched in secure packaging on receipt of payment. If payment is made by cheque or postal order, these can be accepted in GBP sterling only. If it is required by the purchaser, and where it is possible to do so, insurance can be arranged at the purchaser's cost. It is our standard practice to obtain certificates of posting for all items that we send. It is our policy to accept the return of an item provided that it is sent back to us in the same condition, within seven d...[Pour plus d'information]
We attempt to despatch books ordered within 2 working days. Our estimated shipping costs may vary in accordance with the packaged weight. It may be necessary to request additonal shipping. Alternatively, we shall reduce shipping costs where weight permits. In the case of multiple orders, the postage will be based on the total weight thus ensuring the minimum cost to the purchaser.
Description de la librairie : This independent bookselling business, trading under the name of "Haldon Books", was established in 2002.