Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy

£5.99

Ophelia Jane Worthington- Whittard and her older sister Alice, have accompanied their father, world famous museum curator of swords, to an ice-cold winter landscape. Insignificant, curious, scientifically sound, sardine eating Ophelia investigates the seven floors of the museum, venturing to parts unseen to discover a door, a keyhole, and the eye of a Marvellous Boy peering at her.

The boy’s story of imprisonment in the museum at the instruction of the Snow Queen, does not strike Ophelia Jane Worthington-Whittard as plausible. However, as she investigates further, led by the boy’s story, and constant internal conversations with her horror story writing mother, something stirs within her; there are too many anomalies, and an overwhelming smell of hot chocolate…

This is stirring, bold, confident and thoroughly imaginative writing. I love our heroine’s strength and practicality, the magical descriptions, the strong themes of kindness and friendship. ‘Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy‘ will be devoured by keen readers; it is destined to become a classic. We recommend it to avid, imaginative readers aged from 9 years of age.

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Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy

Karen Foxlee

(Hot Key Books)

A Narnia meets Northern Lights meets Hans Christian Andersen tale of wonder, wisdom and winter that is brilliantly imagined and realised. We recommend ‘Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy‘ to devoted readers aged from 9 years.

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