Samuel Blink And The Forbidden Forest - Library Edition

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A funny and captivating fantasy novel by "a rising young star in the literary galaxy." (Yorkshire Post)

When Samuel and Martha are sent to Norway to live with their Aunt Eda after their parents' deaths, they soon learn her most important rule: NEVER--UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES--GO INTO THE FOREST. She doesn't offer an explanation, but Samuel suspects it might have something to do with a strange guidebook he finds in her attic: The Creatures of Shadow Forest. And when Martha ...

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Overview


A funny and captivating fantasy novel by "a rising young star in the literary galaxy." (Yorkshire Post)

When Samuel and Martha are sent to Norway to live with their Aunt Eda after their parents' deaths, they soon learn her most important rule: NEVER--UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES--GO INTO THE FOREST. She doesn't offer an explanation, but Samuel suspects it might have something to do with a strange guidebook he finds in her attic: The Creatures of Shadow Forest. And when Martha wanders into the trees and is captured by some of the creatures, Samuel has no chioice but to go in after her. What he finds there is an eerie world populated by trolls, truth pixies and other fantastical creatures.

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No one does what 12-year-old Samuel Blink tells them to. Not his parents, killed by falling logs although he told them to stop their car. Not his grieving sister, who walks off into the forest near their Aunt Eda's house, although it was explicitly forbidden. The forest, in a remote part of Norway, had already taken their uncle. It's filled with evil creatures, including trolls, truth pixies, huldres and worse. Samuel finds a book describing them in the (also forbidden) attic of his aunt's home. Naturally, he has to follow his sister. Also naturally, he discovers the forest's secrets and the role of the Changemaker, Professor Horatio Tanglewood, who wrote the book. But it takes some adult help and a timely javelin throw to make things right again. The author's love for the Norwegian setting is evident. A table of contents, intriguing chapter names and occasional authorial warnings add interest. Solid middle-grade adventure with fantasy elements, this would be good even for able young readers who can stomach the early unfortunate event. (Fantasy. 8-12)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545005289
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2007
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Special Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Matt Haig is the author of two adult novels, The Dead Fathers Club and The Last Family in England. Reviewers have called his writing “totally engrossing,” “touching, quirky and macabre,” “a comic tour de force,” and “so surprising and strange that it vaults into a realm all of its own.” Samuel Blink and the Forbidden Forest is his first novel for young readers. He lives in the UK.
Matt has been visiting Norway to stay with his relatives since he was six years old, when he had his first taste of reindeer soup. He’s now a vegetarian. When he was eleven he got lost in a forest because his dad took the wrong map. These days, he spends his spare time reading, horse riding, traveling to new places and writing silly poems. His favorite pixie word is “mudfungle.” Visit him at www.samuelblink.com.
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