The Lost Children

The Lost Children

by Carolyn Cohagan
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The Lost Children by Carolyn Cohagan

Josephine Russing owns 387 pairs of gloves. She's given a new pair every week by her father, a sullen man known best for his insistence that the citizens in town wear gloves at all times.

A world away, the children of Gulm have been taken. No one knows where they might be, except the mysterious and terrifying leader of the land: The Master. He rules with an iron fist, using two grotesque creatures to enforce his terrible reign.

When a peculiar boy named Fargus shows up on Josephine's property and then disappears soon afterward, she follows him without a second thought and finds herself magically transported to Gulm.

After Fargus introduces her to his tough-as-nails friend Ida, the three of them set off on an adventure that will test everything Josephine has ever thought about the rules of the universe, leading to a revelation about the truth of the land of Gulm, and of Josephine's own life back home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416986171
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication date: 02/08/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 313
Sales rank: 496,235
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Carolyn Cohagan grew up in Austin, Texas, and has an extensive theater background. She has performed stand-up and one-woman shows at festivals around the world including Edinburgh, Edmonton and Adelaide. She is an advocate for literacy among young readers, volunteering with the non-profit organization Reading to Kids. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California, and The Lost Children is her first novel.

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The Lost Children 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 66 reviews.
mimihorton More than 1 year ago
This book is great if you like time travel, evil villans and strange creatures. This book is kind of hard, but really interesting! I couldn't stop reading it! If you plan on getting this book then great you'll have a blast!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will get lost in The Lost Children by Carolyn Cohagan a former standup comic that wrote this book with a sales rank of 265,236. This fantasy is like no other, it will transport you into the exiting, mysterious world. This books theme is hope, good vs. evil, friendship and freedom. Your adrenaline will run through your vanes, and your heart will pump. Before you know it, you¿ll be at the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next. Be prepared to read if you love adventure, mystery, and monsters. This heart pumping fantasy will hook you right away. Carolyn said, ¿Traveling always inspires me; new sights, sounds, smells, and colors take root in my writing without me even noticing, I always try to be a part of a writers group.¿ She is currently working on the second to this new hair rising series! In the book The Lost Children, Josephine, the main character, finds a strange boy in her garden. Without a second thought, she follows him; the next thing she knew is that she is in a magical world of Gulm! This is a page turner quest to get home with the help of her friends Ida and Fargus. Ida is a fierce, strong girl, and Fargus is a quiet, mysterious boy. Will Josephine ever find her way home? I think Carolyn Cohagan¿s craft was creative, and breathe taking. She used a lot of creative adjectives to get the reader a mental picture of the story. An example is, ¿Josephine had a delicate, and heart shaped face, a button nose, and long eyelashes that made her eyes wide and bright.¿ She also described the setting in a creative way,¿ my dad, gloves and I live miles away from the nearest neighbor, or food market. ¿It makes me feel like I¿m actually in this book! I think Carolyn was successful because this was her very first book and it was very exciting, well edited and an all nighter book. This is why I always recommend it. This person loves it too, ¿I love this book so I defiantly recommend it to anyone who loves a GREAT book!¿ This person also agrees, ¿I absolutely loved this book! After reading Harry Potter, every book I read seemed very boring. This book was AMAZING! I could not put the book down. I read it within one day because it was so interesting. I always wanted to know what happened next. I enjoyed the action and I hope that there is a sequel because I loved The Lost Children so much!¿ Some books that I might recommend that are similar to this book is, No Passengers behind This Point by Gennifer Choldenko, Savvy by Ingrid law, Scumble also by Ingrid Law, Spellbinder by Helen Stringer, and The Hunger Games trilogy series by Suzanne Collens. The book I would recommend the most is No Passengers behind This Point by Gennifer Choldenko. I would because the people in this story were also transported to another magical world. They also try to escape like Josephine. Also some people in that world they couldn¿t trust and in the world Gulm they couldn¿t trust a lot of people either. Thank you for reading my review I hope you enjoyed it! ¿
Alistar1 More than 1 year ago
Beautiful, whimsical, wonderfully written fantasy written with a great female protagonist. Check it out! I can't wait for her next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My teacher is reading it to my class and it is awsome!!!!!!! Lost children= awsome!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing..... I wish i hadn't read so fast...
Laura Rodriguez More than 1 year ago
I love this book so i definately recomend it to anyone who loves a GREAT book!!!!!! :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was amazing i liked it alot i highly reccomend this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic bravo bravo
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book i have ever read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutly loved this book because it caught my attention when each chapter ended and then another chapter started and was about a totally different subject or character. Its by far the best book ive read in ALONG time. <3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book ever get it and please help is their a sequal to it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh My Gosh. That was the most awesomest,inspiring,and touching story i've ever read.OH.......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It has so much fantasy and its so mystical and mysterious. When i read it, it actually felt like i was in the magical land of gulm. One of the best books i ever read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At the begining its a little boring but aftr the half way mark its great i t total recomend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the best book ever. U can imagine every detail. It has so many details if they made this a movie they could not capture all the details.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I keep readin it over and over i have the book aannd yeah read it wyen you run out of books you remember the ending but yoy cant wait to get to it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a really good book fir anyone who likes mysteries love humor or just wants to try something new really good book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting story. I liked it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beast book in my life
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic my teecher read this to my class (3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders) and we all loved it
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Very good. The ending is surprising. You will not expect it. I would recommend it foe ages 6-12
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is so powerful and josephine goes to glum and runs away from the king with his friends
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This horoic, daring, twisting, book is a real rollercoaster. Im so intreged, I will never forget this book. I will read it time and time again. I will never get over that feelig that if spicky, spify, joshefene can go throu these twists and turns in the land of Glum, that isnt so glum, you can do anything you set your mind to. This extrodanary athor has made these lovely charecters, Joshefene, Fargus , and Ida, so vivid, you feel like you can reach out and touch them. I personally will recomend this extrodinary, daring, book, to children that know that fairy tales can come true, but they are safe in there own world where villians are nothing more than silly, old, rumors. But in this book, after you read it, you expect to see Ida and Fargus, hand in hand, strolling down the street, talking to Joshefene about there early stories. If this book is so amazing, id like to see more on this athour. This is an master piece book, the only type of book i will so much as touch:)