The Crooked Sixpence (The Uncommoners #1)

Author: Jennifer Bell

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  • : $23.00(NZD)
  • : 9780552572507
  • : Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • : Corgi Childrens
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  • : November 2015
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 23mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2016
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When Ivy Sparrow's grandmother Sylvie is rushed to hospital, Ivy and her annoying big brother Seb cannot imagine what lies in store for them. Returning to Sylvie's house, they find it has been ransacked by unknown intruders - then a mysterious feather scratches an ominous message onto the kitchen wall, and a very strange policeman is determined to apprehend them...with a toilet brush. Ivy and Seb make their escape - only to find themselves in a completely uncommon world. The forces of evil are closing in fast, and if Ivy and Seb are ever to see their parents again, they must get to the bottom of a family secret as shameful as it is incredible...before it's too late.

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An uncommonly good and magical tale of Ivy's adventures in Lundinor, a spellbinding city underneath London where ordinary objects have amazing powers.


Short-listed for Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards: Fiction for Age 9+ 2016.


"A fast-paced and quirky magical tale ... Bell writes with great verve and imagination" -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller "A wonderfully intriguing mystery ... Uncommonly good!" -- Chris Bradford "The Crooked Sixpence moves at the speed of magic ... peeling away the mundane surface of the world to reveal something richer and deeper. Bell's world is part Tim Burton, part J.K. Rowling ... This is a terrific debut" -- Soman Chainani, author of THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL