By Garry Kilworth
A timeless adventure story in a land full of wonder and riches from the acclaimed and much-loved storyteller.
A novel with echoes of timeless classics such as THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, THE BORROWERS and ALICE IN WONDERLAND, Garry Kilworth's ATTICA reveals a twilight world of forgotten wonders, and extraordinary adventures - all happening just above our heads. Join Jordy, Alex and Chloe as they cross the portal from our world to a strange and wonderful other place, accessible for just a moment in time through the trap-door of the attic in their family home. From hat-stand forests, to towering hills of old musical instruments, deserts of old books and a great water-tank lake, the vast continent they stumble upon is one of limitless surprises - and that's before they meet the inhabitants: strange clans of small and lumpen people who live in homes constructed from all manner of found things and drive vehicles powered by old sewing-machine parts. It is against this remarkable backdrop that the three children will embark on a spellbinding adventure to recover a prized possession, save a life, and - somehow - find a way back home.
Twice shortlisted for the Carnegie prize, world-travelling Garry Kilworth has written a number of acclaimed and much-loved stories for children.
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03 May 2007
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This book is reminiscent of Narnia with its alternative, magical world. A fantastic read that will have imaginations working overtime — The Bookseller
An excellent book, good and original and, in all the best ways, strange — Neil Gaiman
Kilworth sends his fully dimensional characters on an exhilarating adventure — Booklist
One to watch. The book belongs in the mainstream of children's literature and has the ingredients to make it an 'adventure in the attic — classic'