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    • ISBN:9781405528306
    • Publication date:04 Apr 2013
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Spiggot's Quest

Number 1 in series

By Garry Kilworth

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Contemporary England melds with medieval Faerieland with extraordinary, wonderful, and terrifying results in this trilogy opener from twice Carnegie-shortlisted author, Garry Kilworth.

Faerieland. It's like a reflection of your world ... a warped reflection. And Jack has just stumbled right into it - with a whole lot of trouble on his tail. Trolls, goblins, ogres and giants ... all after one thing. But Jack's got no clue what. He needs some allies, like now. A wizard maybe. Or a High Fairy. Someone who can do serious magic. Someone who can help him get home. Anyone. Just not a dreamy young boggart named Spiggot...

The Knights of Leofwende continues with: 2. Mallmoc's Castle (July '03) and Boggart and Fen (July '04)

Biographical Notes

Twice short-listed for the Carnegie prize, Garry Kilworth has written a number of acclaimed stories for children, including the much-loved Welkin Weasels series.

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  • ISBN: 9781904233015
  • Publication date: 04 Jul 2002
  • Page count: 320
  • Imprint: ATOM
Contains boggarts, goblins, giants and a talking water rat. Great stuff. — SFX
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