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Impossible Creatures: Signed Exclusive Edition

Children's, Age 9-12
Hardback Published on: 14/09/2023
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Impossible Creatures
Transcendentally Beautiful
This book !!!!! I don’t think I’ll be able to fully articulate just how much I adored this but I will do my very best. With Impossible Creatures, Rundell h... READ MORE
Rhiannon at Kensington
Impossible Creatures
Destined to be a Classic!
I don't think I can describe just how much I loved this novel - there are some books that instantly feel like a future classic, and this is definitely one!... READ MORE
Helen at Scarborough
Impossible Creatures
Impossibly wonderful - my book of the year!
Where to begin with this book? I knew, as soon as a new Katherine Rundell children’s book was announced, that it would be special. They always are. But fa... READ MORE
Rachael at Altrincham
Impossible Creatures
This was without a doubt the best children's book I've read in a very long time - and I'm a children's bookseller.
Katherine Rundell has brought this magical realm to life and with such effortless style, I absolutely adored everything about it. The found family, the cre... READ MORE
Anna at Bluewater
Impossible Creatures
Completely amazing. Without doubt the best children's book in years- a landmark publication.
This is just amazingly brilliant ! She is certainly up there with Pullman as a genius. I can't wait for the next in the series. A writer of rare talent. My... READ MORE
Tracey McHardy
Impossible Creatures
Truly amazing!
I received a sample chapter of this book through work and loved it, so was excited to read the whole book. I am pleased to say that it lived up to the pro... READ MORE
Katherine at Walton-on-Thames

Synopsis

'It was a very fine day, until something tried to eat him.' A boy called Christopher is visiting his reclusive grandfather when he witnesses an avalanche of mythic creatures come tearing down the hill. This is how Christopher learns that his grandfather is the guardian of one of the ways between the non-magical world and a place called the Archipelago: a cluster of magical islands, where all the creatures we tell of in myth live and breed and thrive alongside humans. They have been protected for thousands of years from being discovered; now, terrifyingly, the protection has worn thin, and creatures are breaking through. Then a girl, Mal, appears in Christopher’s world. She is in possession of a flying coat, is being pursued by a killer, and is herself in pursuit of a baby griffin. Mal, Christopher and the griffin embark on an urgent quest across the wild splendour of the Archipelago, where sphinxes hold secrets and centaurs do murder, to find the truth – with unimaginable consequences for both their worlds. Together the two must face the problem of power, and of knowledge, and of what love demands of us.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781526668981
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm

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Impossible Creatures
Children’s book of the year - stunningly original
Katherine Rundell is one of the most exciting, original and unpredictable of children's authors; every story she creates is set against a different backdro... READ MORE
Stephen - the bookworm
Impossible Creatures
An instant classic
Absolutely superb, I couldn't put this down. I would say I would have loved it as a child but to be honest I loved it just as much now. There are shadows o... READ MORE
Rachel
Impossible Creatures
Breathtakingly beautiful. Enchanting and exciting.
As far as children's adventure stories go... this is as good as it gets. A beautifully written tale of enchantment and bravery. Thank you to NetGalley fo... READ MORE
Joanna Rawlins
Impossible Creatures
fabulous
I have read all of Katherine rundell books and had to buy this one .it is absolutely fantastic would recommend
Donna Craig
Impossible Creatures
Children's fantasy novel - quite good entertaining read.
Christopher from England and Mal from the Archipelago (where the mythical animals all live) are brought together on a quest to save both their worlds. Thi... READ MORE
Minette
Impossible Creatures
'Impossible Creatures' is a triumph of the genre - a wondrous, modern Odyssey.
"There was Tolkien, there is Pullman, and now there is Katherine Rundell" Michael Morpurgo. ​This is quite some quote to grace the cover of 'Impossible ... READ MORE
Chris Soul UK
Impossible Creatures
A fantastic adventure, an inspiring read, and deliciously deep for those inclined
Inspired by an unfinished poem by John Donne ‘Metempsycosis’ this is the first in a new fantasy series that takes big philosophy and ‘distills’ (author’s w... READ MORE
The Kids Books Curator
Impossible Creatures
Enjoyable, With Slight Reservations
Christopher Forrester was never supposed to go to his grandfather's house in Scotland but his dad, who was a little bit overprotective at the best of times... READ MORE
Tracy12
Impossible Creatures
A future classic?
"Impossible Creatures" by Katherine Rundell is definitely a really good book and at times I did find myself getting lost in the world. However, I feel as ... READ MORE
Mel Pretorius