The Song of the Quarkbeast (Paperback)

The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 2

By Jasper Fforde

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780544336629, 304pp.

Publication Date: September 2, 2014

List Price: 7.99*
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Description

Magic has been in a sad state in the Ununited Kingdom for years, but now it’s finally on the rise, and boneheaded King Snodd IV knows it. If he succeeds at his plot, the very future of magic will be at risk! Sensible sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange, acting manager of Kazam Mystical Arts Management and its unpredictable crew of sorcerers, has little chance against the king and his cronies—but there’s no way Kazam will let go of the noble powers of magic without a fight. A suspenseful, satirical story of Quarkbeasts, trolls, and wizidrical crackle!


About the Author

Jasper Fforde is the internationally best-selling author of the Chronicles of Kazam, the Thursday Next mysteries, and the Nursery Crime books. He lives in Wales. Visit his website at www.jasperfforde.com.  


Praise For The Song of the Quarkbeast: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 2

"Fforde's signature humor and tongue-in-cheek social commentary persist in the second book of The Chronicles of Kazam trilogy."
Kirkus

"It's not essential to have read the first book to enjoy this one, but those who enjoyed the witty wordplay and whacked-out humor of The Last Dragonslayer will find the same delights in this sequel."
Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Imaginatively energetic and made more so by a gloriously formidable female protagonist."
The Horn Book Magazine