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The Whatnot

(2013)
(The second book in the Peculiar series)
A novel by

 
The Whatnot is the acclaimed international bestseller and sequel to Stefan Bachmann's riveting debut novel, The Peculiar, which Publishers Weekly called "an absolute treat for readers of any age," and which the Los Angeles Times compared to "Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities, and more recent classics, such as J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events."

Twelve-year-old Pikey Thomas is missing an eye, a family, and friends of any sort. One day, running from bigger boys set on bullying him, Pikey finds himself in front of a grand, beautiful house. There he meets and helps a black-winged faery who is injured. It's a small gesture of kindness and bravery in steam-powered Victorian London, where faeries, now banned, are on the run or imprisoned; where the human armies are preparing for war; and where the changeling Bartholomew Kettle, aided by Arthur Jelliby, still searches for his missing sister, Hettie. This is the epic, dark, imaginative, unforgettable, and ultimately hopeful sequel to Stefan Bachmann's acclaimed debut novel, The Peculiar.

"An enthralling read . . . Bachmann combines the pleasures of a Dickensian cast of characters with the eldritch qualities of British faerie lore and adds a touch of steampunk to entice readers into an alternate universe in which the English are on the verge of war with the fay. The breathtaking beauty of his prose is coupled with a plot that also leaves his audience breathless." - School Library Journal

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2013 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Whatnot (Peculiar)
Author(s): Stefan Bachmann
ISBN: 0-00-753023-4 / 978-0-00-753023-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2013 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Whatnot (The Peculiar)
Author(s): Stefan Bachmann
ISBN: 0-06-219521-2 / 978-0-06-219521-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Whatnot (The Peculiar)
Author(s): Stefan Bachmann
ISBN: 0-06-219522-0 / 978-0-06-219522-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

1900 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Whatnot (The Peculiar)
Author(s): Stefan Bachmann
ISBN: 0-06-228630-7 / 978-0-06-228630-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

September 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Whatnot: 2 (the peculiar)
Author(s): Stefan Bachmann
ISBN: 0-00-753024-2 / 978-0-00-753024-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

September 2013 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Whatnot
Author(s): Stefan Bachmann
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

September 2013 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Whatnot
Author(s): Stefan Bachmann
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Whatnot (The Peculiar)
Author(s): Stefan Bachmann
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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