Little Kids-Early Chapter Books
It is midnight in crackledawn – a midnight full of magic. Sea dragons stir in the depths of the ocean, silver whales surface beneath the moon and sand goblins line the shores. Everyone is waiting for the Phoenix, the guardian of the kingdom magic, to rise up from the forests of ever dark. But there is no sign of the Phoenix tonight. Something else surges up out of ever dark instead: a harpy bent on stealing crackledawn’s magic. It is up to an eleven-year-old girl called smudge and an eccentric monkey called bartholomew to set sail beyond the legendary northern and stop the harpy before it’s too late. So, grab your compass and roll down your sail – The first adventure in the unmapped chronicles is about to begin...
Abi Elphinstone grew up in Scotland where she spent most of her childhood running wild across the moors, hiding in tree houses and building dens in the woods. After being coaxed out of her tree house, she studied English at Bristol University and then worked as an English teacher in Africa, Berkshire and London. She is the author of The Dreamsnatcher, The Shadow Keeper, The Night Spinner and Sky Song. Abi has been shortlisted for numerous awards and Sky Song was selected as a Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month. When she’s not writing Abi volunteers for Beanstalk, speaks in schools and travels the world looking for her next story. Her latest adventures include living with the Kazakh Eagle Hunters in Mongolia and dog-sledding across the Arctic.
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