Little, Brown Young Readers, Paperback, 9781904233565, 334pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2008
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A novel with echoes of timeless classics such as THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, THE BORROWERS and ALICE IN WONDERLAND, Garry Kilworth's ATTICA reveals a twilight world of forgotten wonders, and extraordinary adventures - all happening just above our heads. 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 trap-door 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 surprises - and that's before they meet the inhabitants: strange 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, and - somehow - find a way back home.
About the Author
Twice shortlisted for the Carnegie prize, world-travelling Garry Kilworth has written a number of acclaimed and much-loved stories for children.
Praise For Attica…
"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