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Covington Branch J URSU A (Text) 33126018830467 JFiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 0062015079 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9780062015075 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: 341 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Walden Pond Press, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2013]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: On an island on the edge of an immense sea there is a city, a forest, and a boy. The city is called Asteri, a perfect city that was saved by the magic woven into its walls from a devastating plague that swept through the world over a hundred years before. The forest is called the Barrow, a vast wood of ancient trees that encircles the city and feeds the earth with magic. And the boy is called Oscar, a shop boy for the most powerful magician in the Barrow. Oscar spends his days in a small room in the dark cellar of his master's shop, grinding herbs and dreaming of the wizards who once lived on the island generations ago. Oscar's world is small, but he likes it that way. The real world is vast, strange, and unpredictable. And Oscar does not quite fit in it. But it's been a long time since anyone who could call himself a wizard walked the world, and now that world is changing. Children in the city are falling ill, and something sinister lurks in the forest. Oscar has long been content to stay in his small room in the cellar, comforted in the knowledge that the magic that flows from the trees will keep his island safe. Now, even magic may not be enough to save it.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12.
Subject: Pinocchio (Fictitious character) Fiction
Recluses Fiction
Apprentices Fiction
Magic paraphernalia Fiction
Herbalists Fiction
Magic Fiction
Genre: Fantasy fiction.

  • Baker & Taylor
    "A shy boy named Oscar who works as the hand to a powerful magic worker becomes the only person who can save his village from an evil monster"--
  • Baker & Taylor
    Spending his days working in the dark cellar of a powerful magician's shop, young misfit Oscar worries that the magic that has long protected his city is failing when children begin falling dangerously ill.
  • Baker & Taylor
    Spending his days working in the dark cellar of a powerful magician's shop, young misfit Oscar worries that the magic that has long protected his city is failing when children begin falling dangerously ill. By the award-winning author of Breadcrumbs. 100,000 first printing.
  • HARPERCOLL

    National Book Award Longlist * Bank Street Children's Book Committee Best Book of the Year

    "Beautifully written and elegantly structured, this fantasy is as real as it gets."—Franny Billingsley, author of Chime

    The Real Boy, Anne Ursu's follow-up to her widely acclaimed and beloved middle grade fantasy Breadcrumbs, is a spellbinding tale of the power we all wield, great and small.

    On an island on the edge of an immense sea there is a city, a forest, and a boy named Oscar. Oscar is a shop boy for the most powerful magician in the village, and spends his days in a small room in the dark cellar of his master's shop grinding herbs and dreaming of the wizards who once lived on the island generations ago. Oscar's world is small, but he likes it that way. The real world is vast, strange, and unpredictable. And Oscar does not quite fit in it.

    But now that world is changing. Children in the city are falling ill, and something sinister lurks in the forest. Oscar has long been content to stay in his small room in the cellar, comforted in the knowledge that the magic that flows from the forest will keep his island safe. Now even magic may not be enough to save it.

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