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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,122 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sally Gardner Narrator: Juliet Stevenson Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Coriander Hobie, born in 1643, has a remarkable tale to tell, the tale of a childhood touched by unexplained bits of wonder, but too soon marked by tragedy. After her beloved mother dies and her father is forced to flee London, Coriander is left at the mercy of a stepmother full of cruelty. In the very nick of time, Coriander finds that she has somehow managed to transport herself to a land of fairies, and there she discovers what she has always suspected: that her mother was from a more magical world than grimy old London. And that she herself has inherited some of her mother's mysterious abilities, abilities that she now has a desperate need to master.

Be prepared to be swept away by atmospheric writing that casts a lasting spell. Sally Gardner’s prose is exquisitely beautiful and her story and characters enthralling. She has written a rare and glorious book.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A first-time British novelist coats England’s turbulent Commonwealth era with a layer of magic, in this stunning story.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An absorbing, picturesque tale.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “A page turner unlike any other.”

    Children’s Literature

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by James | 2/19/2014

    " Except for the action scenes, which tend to be weak, the writing is beautiful and the story compelling. The plot might be a bit confusing for younger readers. Liked the historical aspect--a period of English history not often referenced. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lcosgrove | 2/9/2014

    " Breathtakingly amazing! From cover to cover, this book will haunt you long after you finish. One of my favorite reads! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Charienne Layson | 2/5/2014

    " one of the best books I've read i was hooked to it and I loved the gigantic twist at the end but if you look at it in a different way its kind of hard for Coriander to adjust to the new life because of the sudden changes in her age "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amanda O'Shea | 2/2/2014

    " This is a spellbinding, beautifully written story that had me fully engaged from the start. The characters, plot and setting were amazingly well crafted. "

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