Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact
By A. J. Hartley
(Razorbill, Hardcover, 9781595144096, 448pp.)
Publication Date: October 13, 2011
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Eleven-year-old Darwen Arkwright has spent his whole life in a tiny town in England. So when he is forced to move to Atlanta, Georgia, to live with his aunt, he knows things will be different--but what he finds there is beyond even his wildest imagination!
Darwen discovers an enchanting world through the old mirror hanging in his closet--a world that holds as many dangers as it does wonders. Along with his new friends Rich and Alexandra, Darwen becomes entangled in an adventure and mystery that involves the safety of his entire school. They soon realize that the creatures are after something in our world--something that only human children possess.
A. J. Hartley (www.ajhartley.net) is the author of several bestselling adult novels and has been published in over twenty languages worldwide. He has a Ph.D. in English literature from Boston University, and he is the Russell Robinson Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He lives with his wife and son in Charlotte, NC. Darwen Arkwright is his children's debut.
"An imaginative page turner that manages to be by turns spooky, suspenseful and touching. 'Brilliant!' as Darwen would say."