The Crooked Sixpence

The Crooked Sixpence

Children's, New & Recommended, Age 9-12
Paperback Published on: 02/06/2016
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Bookseller Reviews

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The Crooked Sixpence
A charmingly uncommon book
Imagine taking all the fun parts of Diagon alley, add some dark mysterious family history and a backwards talking bell. This is the Crooked Sixpence. I ... READ MORE
Danni at Oxford
The Crooked Sixpence
A magical new series......
Great fun, I really enjoyed this - it reminded me of Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter books. Great characters, a fantastic concept - uncommon objects are c... READ MORE
Chrys - Plymouth
The Crooked Sixpence
Exciting Uncommon Adventures Alert!
Very good, hit all the right spots & did fill the Hogwarts hole for a read. Ivy, 11 & her brother Seb, 14 are in hospital after their granma has a fall. ... READ MORE
Nicole @WstonesHemel
The Crooked Sixpence
Sparkling with Magic
Imagine a world in which everyday objects become magical. There are lemon squeezers that act as lights, belts that help you fly and a bell called Scratc... READ MORE
Tracey McHardy
The Crooked Sixpence
Welcome to a world where nothing is quite as it seems...
The Crooked Sixpence is the first book in The Uncommoners series. When their grandmother has an accident, siblings Ivy and Seb Sparrow are thrust into a m... READ MORE
Lizzie at Worcester
The Crooked Sixpence
Warehouse 13 meets The Famous Five!
The Crooked Sixpence is Book 1 of The Uncommoners series from Jennifer Bell and sits in the 9-12 years kids section with a stunningly beautiful cover with ... READ MORE
Kelly at Aviemore


Welcome to a world where nothing is quite as it seems . . .

Dive head first into the world of Lundinor in this magical adventure story for anyone with a Hogwarts-shaped hole in their life.

When their grandmother Sylvie is rushed to hospital, Ivy Sparrow and her annoying big brother Seb cannot imagine what adventure lies in store. Returning to Sylvie’s house, they find it has been ransacked by unknown intruders – before a mysterious feather scratches an ominous message onto the kitchen wall. A very strange policeman turns up on the scene, determined to apprehend them . . . with a toilet brush. Ivy and Seb make their escape – only to find themselves in a completely uncommon world, where ordinary objects have amazing powers. The forces of evil are closing in fast, and Ivy and Seb must get to the bottom of a family secret . . . before it’s too late.

Complete with stunning interior illustrations by cover artist Karl Mountford.

  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
  • ISBN: 9780552572507
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 260g
  • Dimensions: 194 x 128 x 32 mm

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The Crooked Sixpence
Potter fans, we've found your new series. Magical adventure underneath London!
The Crooked Sixpence, Book 1 of the new Uncommoners series, is the new kids book of the month at Waterstones and it is FANTASTIC. When her home is ransac... READ MORE
Lizzie | @littlehux
The Crooked Sixpence
Let your imagination roam wild...
This is a wonderful children's book for children and adults of all ages to read and thoroughly enjoy! It has magical elements that might make you think of ... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
The Crooked Sixpence
A fantastic uncommon adventure
This was a brilliant little read! Full of mystery and adventure and I truly enjoyed following Ivy and Seb through their journey into Lundinor. I only wish ... READ MORE
The Crooked Sixpence
The Uncommoners. The crooked sixpence
Fabulous book,the author has a terrific imagination, really enjoyed it can't wait for next one.
Christine Marshall
The Crooked Sixpence
An uncommon adventure
I thoroughly enjoyed this book from front cover to back. It has an amazing storyline and is a definite favourite of mine. There is never a dull moment, the... READ MORE
Natalie Samat
The Crooked Sixpence
Amazing and such a page turner!
This book is wonderful! Ever felt like you want to crawl back inside your suitcase after coming home from Holiday? You can here! The characters are awesom... READ MORE
Charlotte Holmans