By Garry Kilworth
(Little, Brown Book Group, Paperback, 9781904233565, 352pp.)
Publication Date: September 2008
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Join Jordy, Alex, and Chloe as they cross the portal from our world to a strange and wonderful other place, accessible for just a moment in time through the trapdoor of the attic in their family home. From hat-stand forests to towering hills of old musical instruments, deserts of old books, and a great water-tank lake, the vast continent they stumble upon is one of limitless surprisesand that's before they meet the inhabitantsstrange clans of small and lumpen people who live in homes constructed from all manner of found things and drive vehicles powered by old sewing-machine parts. It is against this remarkable backdrop that the three children will embark on a spellbinding adventure to recover a prized possession, save a life, andsomehowfind a way back home. A story of courage, loyalty, and friendship; of Browsers, Shadow-Tangles, and Tatterdermalions; of incredible landscapes, ingenious devices, and cunning plot twists; Attica has a richness and depth that will delight readers of all ages.
Gary Kilworth has published more than 120 short stories and 70 novels, including The Hundred-Towered City, In the Country of Tattooed Men and Other Cyphers, Jigsaw, The Knights of Liofwende series, Rogue Officer, and The Silver Claw. He has won the British Science Fiction Award, World Fantasy Award, and was twice shortlisted for the Carnegie prize.
"Innovative fantasy adventure . . . a rare find." Booklist, starred review
"An excellent book, good and original and, in all the best ways, strange." Neil Gaiman
"Belongs in the mainstream of children's literature and has the ingredients to make it an adventure in the attic classic." Children's Bookseller Supplement
"This book is reminiscent of Narnia with its alternative, magical world. A fantastic read that will have imaginations working overtime." The Bookseller