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Impossible Creatures

Childrens, Ages 9-12, 9-12 Fiction
Hardback Published on: 14/09/2023
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Impossible Creatures
A fabulous start to a magical new series!
I was lucky enough to receive a gorgeous limited edition of this book, pre-publishing. As someone who doesn't read middle grade fiction often, it has to be... READ MORE
lucy elson
Impossible Creatures
Incredible, just incredible…
I have finished this wonderful book on the bus home tonight with tears streaming down my face. To be honest I didn’t realise how emotionally invested in th... READ MORE
Kerry-Anne from Waterstones Newry
Impossible Creatures
Children's literature at its finest
I'm not really a reader of fantasy but this book might have changed my mind. I quickly fell in love with both Mal and Christopher and almost can't explain ... READ MORE
Kathryn at Peterborough
Impossible Creatures
An instant classic
Impossible creatures is truly a once-in-a-decade kind of book - without a doubt the most incredible and unique book I’ve read in a very long time. When I ... READ MORE
Hazel
Impossible Creatures
A captivating, magical adventure!
A magical, mystical adventure story that had me captivated from the first page! Even though it is aimed at younger readers, this is for anyone who loves fa... READ MORE
Adeela Badshah
Impossible Creatures
A Whole Lightning Storm Of Imagination.
I wish this book existed when I was 10, 11, 12. Even at 34, this sparked my imagination and had me falling down internet rabbit holes. Who knew the biza... READ MORE
Aaron Myles
Impossible Creatures
A perfect read for everyone
A future classic in the making and a brilliant tale for all ages. An expansive new world from the brilliant mind of Katherine Rundell that is filled with a... READ MORE
Libby Low
Impossible Creatures
Like rediscovering Narnia afresh!
A terrific fantasy for children young and old, this wonderful novel from one of literature's brightest stars is an absolute delight. Full of imagination, a... READ MORE
Sean Farrell
Impossible Creatures
Literary perfection
Honestly, the review by Jacqueline Wilson summed it up best - 'a book to read in a day that lasts a lifetime'. Every single sentence is so perfectly cra... READ MORE
Jimbo James
Impossible Creatures
Shakes Fantasy's Old Bones
Rundell takes the ingredients of traditional fantasy storytelling, scraping the magic from Tolkien and Lewis and Le Guin, to create this wonderful, vibrant... READ MORE
Colin
Impossible Creatures
I encourage everyone to give this a read!!
I loved this one so much!!! The world building was incredible and the range of mythical characters that we are introduced to and taught about in a beautifu... READ MORE
jessica austin
Impossible Creatures
Read this at any age
Read this, no matter your age. It is beautiful and stunning and truly wonderful. I was captivated, it made me feel like a child again. I bought it for both... READ MORE
Becky, Waterstones Gloucester
Impossible Creatures
Brimming with wonder and magic!
A tale of love, courage, and friendship, this spellbinding story had me gripped from start to finish. This epic fantasy transports you to the magical world... READ MORE
Louisa at Lichfield
Impossible Creatures
I want to read this book again, and again!
Has a children's book ever made you cry (in the best way possible)? I want to read this book again, and again! Full of adventure, suspense and beaut... READ MORE
Hannah Torres
Impossible Creatures
Certainly not just for children - a magical masterpiece
This was exactly what I always want from a middle-grade book which is adventure, whimsy and escapism, but with stakes and emotional depth. The protagonists... READ MORE
Hattie - Hitchin

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: 9781408897416
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm

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Impossible Creatures
Superb Children's Adventure Book. Myth, Magic and Wild, Wild Beauty
I love Katherine Rundell's children's books. They feel like the books I used to read and love when I was growing up, but updated and better for modern time... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley
Impossible Creatures
Astonishingly good
As well as the content on my social media pages being almost exclusively children’s book-related, the type of emails I receive is also heavily skewed by th... READ MORE
Jacqui  Sydney
Impossible Creatures
Mal needs Christopher’s help to save all who live in the Archipelago.
Mal was a baby when she was given a cloak that would help her learn to fly. One day a stranger turns up and tries to kill her, she must escape. Christopher... READ MORE
Julie Friar
Impossible Creatures
Katherine Rundell strikes again!
Impossible Creatures is a hugely ambitious novel. Katherine Rundell has created an entire world and the detail in which she has done this is stunning. Alon... READ MORE
Phil Tite
Impossible Creatures
We've had Lord of the ring and Harry potter, here the next classic book series
From the The first page to the last. This is probably one of, if not the greatest opening novels for a fantasy series. I have ever read. This is in the lik... READ MORE
Charlie  Crick