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The Box of Delights

Written by John Masefield

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LoveReading View on The Box of Delights

A timeless fantasy classic adventure packed full of winter magic. It is just before Christmas when Kay is given a magic box by an old man who runs the local Punch and Judy show. Kay soon discovers that the box has very remarkable powers; with it, he can travel in time and he can also shrink or grow in some quite alarming ways. When the old man goes missing, Kay and his friends need all the help they can get from the box to rescue him and to fight off the dark power of Abner Brown and his evil wolf gang. A thrilling sequel to The Midnight Folk.


The Box of Delights Synopsis

Master Harker, now that the Wolves are Running, perhaps you could do something to stop their Bite? The Wolves are running and the evil Abner Brown and his gang are on the prowl. They're after a magical box, but Kay has it - and he'll fight to keep it...This is a magical tale of wolves, scrobbling and a box that can travel through time.

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The Good Book Guide Review

Travelling home from school for the Christmas holidays Kay Harker meets some strange companions and finds himself caught up in magic and mystery. What is the special box that the Punch and Judy man carries? Who is after it? And why are the wolves running? Full of charm, suspense and trickery.

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781405275521
Publication date: 10/03/2014
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781405264167
Publication date: 01/10/2012
Publisher: Egmont Heritage an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405264167
Publication date: 1st October 2012
Author: John Masefield
Publisher: Egmont Heritage an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 9+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks

About John Masefield

John Edward Masefield (1878–1967) was an English poet and writer, and Poet Laureate from 1930 until his death. He is remembered as the author of the classic children's novels The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights, two novels Captain Margaret and Multitude and Solitude and a great deal of memorable poetry, including "The Everlasting Mercy", and "Sea-Fever", from his anthology Saltwater Ballads.

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