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The Windvale Sprites

Written by MacKenzie Crook

Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Recommended Children's eBooks

LoveReading View on The Windvale Sprites

There’s something unusual astir following the giant storm! Asa Brown discovers a creature that looks like a dragon fly but turns out to be much stranger in his garden pond. Asa’s discovery leads him a journal which, in turn, leads him to Windvale Moor a place where the unexpected can- and does – happen! Asa’s life is changed forever by the delightful tiny creatures he meets. A hugely inventive story that celebrates the power of believing.

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The Windvale Sprites Synopsis

When a storm sweeps through the country, Asa wakes up the next day to find that his town is almost unrecognizable - trees have fallen down, roofs have collapsed and debris lies everywhere. But amongst the debris in his back garden Asa makes an astounding discovery - the body of a small winged creature.

A creature that looks very like a fairy. Do fairies really exist? Asa embarks on a mission to find out. A mission that leads him to the lost journals of local eccentric Benjamin Tooth who, two hundred years earlier, claimed to have discovered the existence of fairies. What Asa reads in those journals takes him on a secret trip to Windvale Moor, where he discovers much more than he'd hoped to...

The Windvale Sprites Press Reviews

'Enchanted by his delightful drawings.' Dinah Hall Sunday Telegraph

A charming, finely produced little treasure, told with clarity, wit and lightness -- Nicolette Jones Sunday Times 

A little gem of vivid imagination, gentle humour and moral message ... An impressive debut which Crook has illustrated himself with atmospheric black and white drawings. Let's hope there's more to come. -- Sally Morris Daily Mail

An instant classic. Timeless in aspects, it's warm, brisk, no-nonsense and absolutely clear. It's funny without forcing out the jokes, involving while having a for-all-comers simplicity, and effective at everything it tries to do ...A quite beautiful book of charming light heartedness, fine invention and warm, gripping drama. The Bookbag

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ISBN: 9780571304080
Publication date: 07/11/2013
Publisher: Faber Children's Books an imprint of Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571304080
Publication date: 7th November 2013
Author: MacKenzie Crook
Publisher: Faber Children's Books an imprint of Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 208 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Fantasy / Magical
Recommendations: eBooks

About MacKenzie Crook

Mackenzie Crook is a hugely diverse actor who has played a wide variety of roles, from Ragetti in all three of the record-smashing, swashbuckling Pirates of the Caribbean films, to the wonderful character of Gareth in The Office and the critically acclaimed Konstantin in the Royal Court's version of The Seagull. He has also appeared in a whole host of other works, including films such as Finding Neverland, Brothers Grimm and The Merchant of Venice, as well as in the BBC Radio version of Adrian Mole, and the stage version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in London's West ...

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