The Undrowned Child
Written by Michelle Lovric
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A captivating magical fantasy in a secret watery underworld, The Undrowned Child tells how eleven year old Teodora is swept into the storybook world of invisible children whose task is to save the dying city of Venice. Working alongside the mermaids Teodora’s task is immense for there are very strange and sinister things afoot in the beautiful floating city. Together can they save the city before the water destroys it?
With lyrical writing and an unputdownable plot this is something very special.
A comment from the publisher:
If you like books about mermaids, haunted palaces and ancient secrets, masks and murderers and extremely nasty insects and old bones coming back to life and winged lions, sharks and curry, not to mention wise cats, hot chocolate and dreadful disasters and hidden treasure and spying seagulls and extremely clever children and of course Venice, then you will love, The Undrowned Child.
The Undrowned Child by Michelle Lovric
It's the beginning of the 20th century; the age of scientific progress. But for Venice the future looks bleak. A conference of scientists assembles to address the problems, among whose delegates are the parents of eleven-year-old Teodora. Within days of her arrival, she is subsumed into the secret life of Venice: a world in which salty-tongued mermaids run subversive printing presses, ghosts good and bad patrol the streets and librarians turn fluidly into cats. A battle against forces determined to destroy the city once and for all quickly ensues. Only Teo, the undrowned child who survived a tragic accident as a baby, can go 'between-the-linings' to subvert evil and restore order.
Readers of 9 or 10+ will devour it especially fans of Joan Aiken's Wolves of Willoughby Chase sequence and modern classics like Stravaganza as well as fans of Marcus Sedgwick's Gothic novels.
Sumptuous Venetian adventure... a great romp for more literary readers (Fiona Noble THE BOOKSELLER )
A stunning debut novel by bestselling adult novelist Michelle Lovric. Part fairy-tale, part historical fiction, this is writing that is alight and alive. Two worlds are held in balance, Venice on the cusp of change, as science exerts an ever stronger stranglehold against a deeper, underwater world of myth and mermaids. A beautifully told allegory that captures the power of language, this has definite crossover appeal. (Jake Hope THE BOOKSELLER )
Venice is really the central character. The cast of characters too is fresh and quite extraordinary. How I loved those mermiads and their way of life. I didn't put it down as the story sweeps on with such speed and wonder there's no place to stop. Wendy Cooling
About the Author
More books by Michelle Lovric
Orion Publishing Co
2nd July 2009
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