The Wise Enchanter

A Journey Through the Alphabet

Shelley Davidow; Illustrated by Krystyna Kurzyca

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£12.99
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Available to buy

Quick Look

  • An exciting adventure story highlighting the importance of language
  • Written by a Macmillan Writer's Prize for Africa nominee
  • Enhanced with black and while illustrations throughout

Words are disappearing from the world. Four children from the corners of the earth have been sent on a quest to rediscover lost letters and unlock the treasure of language before wisdom and light vanish from the world altogether.

Format:
paperback
Size:
254 x 178 mm
Publisher:
Bell Pond Books
Subject:
Story Books & Anthologies
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations
Age Range:
From 8 to 11 years
Extent:
160 pages
ISBN:
9780880105620
Publication date:
01 Oct 2005

Description

Words are disappearing from the world. Something is lurking in the deepest waters, devouring all the words that are no longer used. No one has noticed, but the world is slowly growing darker.

For many years no children have come to the Enchanted Islands in search of Wisdom, and the Wise Enchanter is growing old. Four children from the corners of the earth have been sent on a quest to rediscover each letter, unlock the treasure of language, and thereby grow wise.

Time is running out; if the children do not reach the castle of the Wise Enchanter in time, Wisdom and light may vanish from the world altogether.

Author

Shelley Davidow was born in South Africa and has lived in the UK and US. She has been a researcher, teacher and lecturer. Her novel for older children, The Spirit of the Mountain, was nominated for the first Macmillan Writer's Prize for Africa in 2002.

You can also visit the author's own website at http://www.shelleydavidow.com

Krystyna Emilia Kurzyca was born, raised and artistically educated in post-World War II, communist Poland. In 1981, she moved to the United States, where she has immersed herself in illustration for children's books.

Links

This book is available in the US from Steiner Books.

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