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SHORT-LISTED: CBCA Book of the Year, Older Readers, 2004..Arthur Penhaligon is not supposed to be a hero. He is, in fact, supposed to die an early death. But then he is saved by a key shaped like the minute hand of a clock...Arthur is safe but his world is not. Along with the key comes a plague brought by bizarre creatures from another realm. A stranger named Mister Monday, his avenging messengers with blood-stained wings, and an army of dog-faced Fetchers will stop at nothing to get the key back even if it means destroying Arthur and everything around him...Desperate, Arthur ventures into a mysterious house a house that only he can see. It is in this house that Arthur must unravel the secrets of the key and discover his true fate...Mister Monday is the first book in The Keys to the Kingdom series...Garth Nix is the best-selling author of Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781741142136
ISBN-10: 174114213X
Format: Paperback
(195mm x 130mm x 31mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: Australia


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Author Biography - Garth Nix

Garth Nix has worked as a literary agent, marketing consultant, book editor, book publicist, book sales representative, bookseller, and as a part-time soldier in the Australian Army Reserve. Garth's books include the award-winning fantasy novels Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen; and the cult favourite YA SF novel Shade's Children. His fantasy novels for children include The Ragwitch, the six books of The Seventh Tower sequence, and The Keys to the Kingdom series. More than five million copies of his books have been sold around the world; his books have appeared on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, The Guardian and The Australian; and his work has been translated into 37 languages. He lives in a Sydney beach suburb with his wife and two children.

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