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Written by Darren Shan

Illustrated by Zack McLaughlin

Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers

LoveReading View on Hagurosan

One of our Dyslexia Friendly Books of the Year 2013 - Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 

A tale full of wonder from the master story-telling Darren Shan! Hagurosan is sent by his mother to take an offering of cake to the spirits of the shrine. Feeling peckish on his way there, Hagurosan eats the cake! Convinced he will be cursed forever, Hagurosan is terrified, but luckily he has a chance to redeem himself and to bring happiness to others for many years to come. An original story with a traditional feel. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 8+

Mairi Kidd, MD, Barrington Stoke says  “We’re incredibly excited to publish Hagurosan. Our readers and their parents beg us for dyslexia-friendly books by the authors they wish they could read and Darren’s name appears again and again. It’s very exciting to be able to answer their wishes in our 15th birthday year. We’re also very moved by Darren’s decision to donate his royalties to the wonderful No Strings International.


Hagurosan Synopsis

When Hagurosan is told to take an offering to the shrine, he reluctantly begins his trek up the mountain. But when he gets hungry and eats the cake meant for the spirits, things take a turn that no one could have expected.

Atmospheric tale from one of the most successful authors writing today. Hagurosan has angered the spirits and must now face the consequences of his actions...

Darren Shan reads from Hagurosan from Mairi Kidd on Vimeo.

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ISBN: 9781781122068
Publication date: 15/05/2013
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781122068
Publication date: 15th May 2013
Author: Darren Shan
Illustrator: Zack McLaughlin
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 72 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Fantasy / Magical

About Darren Shan

Darren Shan's real name is Darren O'Shaughnessy. Although he is Irish he was actually born at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London -- directly across the river from the Houses of Parliament in Westminster (which may explain his fascination with evil bloodsuckers ...). He lived in SouthEast London until the age of six, when he moved to Limerick in Ireland, with his parents and younger brother, and has lived there ever since (but he never lost his London accent!). He later returned to London to study Sociology and English at Roehampton University. He then worked for a cable television company in Limerick ...

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