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There May Be a Castle

(2016)
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A remarkable story about love, loss and the power of the imagination, from an award-winning, celebrated writer for children.

On a frozen Christmas Eve, Mouse Mallory and his family set off across a snow-white valley to visit his grandparents.

They never arrive.

As the wheels skid off the icy road, Mouse is thrown from the car. When he wakes, he finds himself in a magical landscape, with only a talkative sheep and a very bossy horse for company.

And they tell him: this is your story now.

So begins Mouse's extraordinary quest through a world of wonder. A world of monsters, minstrels, dangerous knights and mysterious wizards; a world of terrifying danger but also more excitement than Mouse has ever known.

All to find a castle, somewhere, beyond.

But why is Mouse looking for a castle? As thoughts of his family back at the car begin to surface, Mouse realises this might be the most important journey he will ever make ...

This is a novel about love and death. It's about the power of stories to change the way we view the world - and it's about the power of a child to change their own world. Emotionally arresting but ultimately uplifting, this is a remarkable novel for our times.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Used availability for Piers Torday's There May Be a Castle

Hardback Editions

October 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: There May Be a Castle
Author(s): Piers Torday
ISBN: 1-84866-862-7 / 978-1-84866-862-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus Children's Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: There May Be a Castle
Author(s): Piers Torday
ISBN: 1-78429-274-5 / 978-1-78429-274-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

October 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: There May Be a Castle
Author(s): Piers Torday
Publisher: Quercus Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU