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The Chime Seekers

Written by Ross Montgomery

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The Chime Seekers Review

Adventure Stories Books of the Month Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Star Books

Step into a world of faerie tricks and hidden danger...

November 2021 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2021

Readers who love magical adventures will fall headlong into this breath taking All Hallows Eve story. Miserable at moving house and struggling to get used to his baby sister, Yanni and his cousin Amy are left in charge on All Hallows Eve. When a stranger appears and steals his baby sister away leaving a changling in her place, Yanni has to do everything in his power to get her back. But the stranger is a wicked faery whose powerful magic can pull off every trick imaginable. Yanni must be quick witted and resourceful as he overcomes the outrageous challenges the Faery throws at him. The many layers of Ross Montomery’s adventure and the powerfully imagined challenges he has dreamt up sends readers on an adventure that matches any computer game for jeopardy and nerve-wracking thrills.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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Julia Eccleshare's Picks for November 2021

National Trust: Sunday Funday by Katherine Halligan

The Chime Seekers by Ross Montgomery

Once Upon a Silent Night by Dawn Casey

Mouse and Mole Lo and Behold by Joyce Dunbar & James Mayhew

Tyrannosaurus Rex by Ben Garrod & Gabriel Ugueto

Lisowicia by Ben Garrod & Gabriel Ugueto

When Fishes Flew by Michael Morpurgo

Green is for Christmas by Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers


Fairy Tale Land by Kate Davies & Lucille Clerc

The Chime Seekers Synopsis

Heart-stopping fantasy from the Costa-shortlisted and critically acclaimed author of the bestselling The Midnight Guardians.

When an evil faerie steals Yanni's baby sister and swaps her for a Changeling, Yanni is swept into a dangerous race against time to get her back. For faeries delight in tricks and rescuing her won't be easy. With the help of his cousin, Amy, and the reluctant Changeling, Yanni must travel to goblin palaces and battle-swept oceans, discovering ancient treasures and secrets along the way. Yanni will need every drop of courage and even a few tricks of his own, if he's to outwit the faerie and save his sister...

The Chime Seekers Press Reviews

I've long been a fan of Ross Montgomery but, along with The Midnight Guardians, The Chime Seekers is story-telling in a different league [...] a concept perfectly poised to capture children's imaginations and take them on this most fabulous journey into the magical world of British folklore. -- Fiona Noble - The Bookseller

A quest like no other: Ross Montgomery is on spectacular form in this brilliant, edge-of-your seat story about magic, unlikely alliances and talking signposts. - Emma Carroll

A deliciously creepy, wonderfully imaginative, folklore-filled tale from a hugely talented and accomplished storyteller. - Sophie Anderson

The Chime Seekers is another enchanting masterpiece from Ross Montgomery. Charming, hilarious and brimming with magic, it swept me up from the first page and brought me on a whirlwind adventure, through a land rich with ancient folklore, tricksy bargains and sneaky faeries. In fact, this tale has been told with such wizardry, I'm beginning to wonder if Ross might be a faerie, too. - Catherine Doyle

I really enjoyed this. Very page-turny, with enough funny bits to stop it being too scary. - Philip Reeve

A quest like no other: Ross Montgomery is on spectacular form in this brilliant, edge-of-your seat story  Emma Carroll

Very page-turny, with enough funny bits to stop it being too scary  Philip Reeve

Spooky, scary and funny ... Ross Montgomery is on top form with this fast-paced and hilarious journey  Ross Welford

Gripping, funny, unexpected and often really rather scary ... a modern classic. Phil Earle

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ISBN: 9781406391190
Publication date: 04/11/2021
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406391190
Publication date: 4th November 2021
Author: Ross Montgomery
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical
Recommendations: Books of the Month, Star Books
Collections: Our Top Children's Christmas Book Recommendations for 2021, Best Children's Books of 2021,

About Ross Montgomery

Ross Montgomery started writing stories as a teenager, when he really should have been doing homework, and continued doing so at university. After graduating, he experimented with working as a pig farmer and a postman before deciding to channel these skills into teaching at a primary school. He wrote his novel when he really should have been marking homework. He lives in Finsbury Park with his girlfriend and many, many dead plants.

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