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The Messenger

(The first book in the Messenger series)
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Rose Wood is almost thirteen and and lives in the Wood Briar Hotel, a cosy country guest house near the sea, which she helps run with her parents. But Rose, although favourite with all the guests and loved by her parents, feels very ordinary: she is clumsy and no matter how hard she tries, she can never improve her horse-riding skills, despite her great love for horses. And she always fails to impress Ben, a fifteen year old prodigy athlete, who comes every year with his family for summer holidays.

But strange things begin to happen on the day Rose turns thirteen. Her birthday party is disturbed by the arrival of the mysterious Mr Vingo, a pianist and composer whose unusual music causes Rose to travel in time where she is summoned as the emissary for the magical Great Gray Horse, whose mission is to protect innocent people from evil. But the messenger's mission is full of challenges and dangers; will Rose be brave enough to carry it out?

The Messenge
r is the first book in the four-part fantasy adventure series about Rose and the magical Great Grey Horse. This charming and entertaining series is written with Monica Dickens' typical sensitivity and insight into the hearts of young readers.

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Hardback Editions

June 1986 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Messenger (Lythway Large Print Books)
Author(s): Monica Dickens
ISBN: 0-7451-0335-9 / 978-0-7451-0335-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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September 1985 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Messenger
Author(s): Monica Dickens
ISBN: 0-00-184534-9 / 978-0-00-184534-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins
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Paperback Editions

September 1985 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Messenger (Armada)
Author(s): Monica Dickens
ISBN: 0-00-692399-2 / 978-0-00-692399-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Armada
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Kindle Editions

February 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Messenger
Author(s): Monica Dickens
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
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