Winter Wood

Winter Wood

4.5 7
by Steve Augarde
     
 

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In the final part of Steve Augarde’s captivating trilogy, past and present are connected, and the interwoven threads lead to an astonishing series of revelations.
 
Midge’s discovery of the hidden tribes is like a dream to her now, their existence all but forgotten. But then a voice calls out to her in the winter darkness. The Various have

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In the final part of Steve Augarde’s captivating trilogy, past and present are connected, and the interwoven threads lead to an astonishing series of revelations.
 
Midge’s discovery of the hidden tribes is like a dream to her now, their existence all but forgotten. But then a voice calls out to her in the winter darkness. The Various have returned, and their desperation has made them all the more dangerous. They must travel to Elysse or perish. The only way that Midge can help the little people is by tracing the whereabouts of her great-great-aunt Celandine. But Celandine must be long dead, surely?
 
A story of danger and magic, friendship and betrayals, this is fantasy writing at its very best.

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Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, April 1, 2009
"A perfectly paced, beautifully crafted and moving end to a memorable fantasy."

School Library Journal

Gr 6-9

In this concluding volume, Midge is called upon once more by the Various, who are in difficult times and see the Orbis as the answer to their troubles. Midge's skills are needed to find her Great-Great-Aunt Celandine and learn about what happened to the Orbis so many years before. With tensions at the breaking point, finding the Orbis and reuniting it with the Touchstone is the only way the Various see for an end to their plight. Once again readers will be captivated by Augarde's wonderful descriptions of the English countryside and the emotions of the characters. Through Midge's fast-paced detective work, much of the backstory is filled in and it is easy for readers to pick up on what's happening, but familiarity with the previous two books is suggested, especially the first one, The Various (Random, 2004). All of the interconnected threads and subplots are neatly tied up in this title, and the questions raised in the previous books are answered in a satisfactory manner.-Dylan Thomarie, Johnstown High School, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375859151
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
12/14/2010
Series:
Touchstone Trilogy Series
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
867,576
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Steve Augarde has worked as an illustrator, a paper engineer, and a semipro jazz musician. He has written and illustrated more than seventy picture books and produced the paper engineering for many pop-up books, including those by other artists. Steve also provided the artwork and music for two animated BBC television series.

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