Tanglewreck

Author:   Jeanette Winterson
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN:  

9780747580645


Pages:   416
Publication Date:   03 July 2006
Format:   Hardback
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In a house called Tanglewreck lives a girl called Silver and her guardian Mrs Rockerbye. Unbeknown to Silver there is a family treasure in the form of a seventeenth century watch called The Timekeeper and this treasure holds the key to the mysterious and frightening changes in time. When Silver goes on the run to try and protect herself and The Timekeeper a remarkble and compelling adventure unfolds full of brilliance and wit, as is befitting an author with the imagination and style of Jeanette Winterson.

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Author:   Jeanette Winterson
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN:  

9780747580645


ISBN 10:   0747580642
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   03 July 2006
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children's (6-12)
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

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'If you want true literary genius, read Jeanette Winterson's young-adult novels, a stunning new facet of her career which began with Tanglewreck. They're too clever for me to summarise' Guardian


Quantum mechanics, psychic powers and alchemy blend with adventure in an appealing read for fantasy and science- fiction fans alike. Silver Rivers is seven years old when her parents and younger sister disappear. Four years later, time becomes unstable and a school bus filled with children disappears into a time tornado while a wooly mammoth is spotted on the banks of the Thames. Silver has the central role in finding a mystical relic, the Timekeeper, which will resolve all the problems with time. The complex plot has many subordinate threads and plays itself out in two universes, rural England and above- and below-ground London. Well-developed main characters add liveliness and suspense to the story, while secondary characters (a pair of inept thugs, the original Schrodinger's cat) add touches of humor to a basically sober story. The climax is chaotic and exciting; the resolution is realistic, bittersweet and a little too quickly achieved. Give this book to readers of William Sleator's Marco's Millions (2001) and Last Universe (2005), and Suzanne Collins's Underland Chronicles. (Fiction. 10-14) (Kirkus Reviews)


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Author Website:   http://www.bloomsbury.com/Authors/details.aspx?tpid=802

This is Jeanette Winterson's second book for children. Her first book, The King of Capri, illustrated by Jane Ray, was very well received. Jeanette's first novel, Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, won the Whitbread Award.

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Author Website:   http://www.bloomsbury.com/Authors/details.aspx?tpid=802

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