Description - Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
Winner of the Dymocks and QDB Children's Book of the Year 2018 and a New York Times bestseller, Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow is the first in an enchanting series for fans of Harry Potter and Neil GaimanMorrigan Crow is cursed. Born on an unlucky day, she is blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks - and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on Eventide. But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor. It's there that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city's most prestigious organisation: the Wundrous Society. In order to join, she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each boasting an extraordinary talent that sets them apart. Except for Morrigan, who doesn't seem to have any special talent at all. To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to find a way to pass the tests - or she'll have to leave the city to confront her deadly fate. Winner Dymocks Book of the Year 2018Winner Book of the Year, Australian Book Industry Awards 2018Winner Book of the Year for Younger Children, Australian Book IndustryAwards 2018Winner The Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year, AustralianBook Industry Awards 2018Winner Book of the Year, Indie Book Awards 2018Winner Children's Category, Indie Book Awards 2018Winner Nielsen Booksellers' Choice Award, Australian Booksellers Association Awards 2018Winner Best Children's Fiction, Aurealis Awards 2017Winner Younger Fiction, Waterstones Children's Book Prize (UK) 2018Winner Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction, Cybils Award 2018Shortlisted The Readings Children's Book Prize 2018A CBCA Notable book Voted #1 in the Dymocks Kids' Top 51 Praise for Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow: 'Unexpected, exciting and funny. Like Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and Doctor Who swirled up together.' - Judith Rossell, ABIA Award-winning author of Withering-by-Sea 'Exciting, charming, and wonderfully imagined, it's the sort of delightful, grand adventure destined to be many a reader's favourite book.' - Trenton Lee Stewart, New York Times bestselling author of The Mysterious Benedict Society series and The Secret Keepers
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(207mm x 136mm x 42mm)
Lothian Children's Books
Publisher: Hachette Australia
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Author Biography - Jessica Townsend
JESSICA TOWNSEND lives on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. She was a copywriter for eight years, and was once the editor of a children's wildlife magazine for Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow is her first novel.
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