The World Book Day 2019 exclusive from much-loved author of The Dreamsnatcher and Sky Song !The stunning prequel to Abi Elphinstone's mesmerising The Unmapped Chronicles series. Magic, adventure, and a whole new world is waiting to be discovered! The perfect series for adventurers aged 9+ and fans of Michelle Harrison, Piers Torday and Jamie Littler. The Unmapped Chronicles will not only leave children entertained, but will also empower them to battle climate change and environmental issues.
*DYSLEXIA FRIENDLY TEXT DESIGN!*Where the map ends, the adventure begins . . .
It is midnight in Crackledawn
- a midnight full of magic. Sea dragons stir in the depths of the ocean, silver whales surface beneath the moon and sand goblins line the shores. Everyone is waiting for the phoenix, the guardian of the kingdom's magic, to rise up from the forests of Everdark
But there is no sign of the phoenix tonight. Something else surges up out of Everdark instead: a harpy bent on stealing Crackledawn's magic.
It is up to an eleven-year-old girl called Smudge
and a grumpy monkey called Bartholomew
to set sail beyond the legendary Northswirl and stop the harpy before it's too late.
So, grab your compass and roll down your sail - the first adventure in THE UNMAPPED CHRONICLES
is about to begin . . .Praise for Abi Elphinstone!
'Imaginative, adventurous and wonderful' Robin Stevens, author of A Murder Most Unladylike
'The Unmapped Chronicles series is irresistible' Lauren St John, author of The White Giraffe
'Abi Elphinstone has created a complete world so believably and effortlessly, I can only marvel' Piers Torday, author of The Last Wild
'Brimming with enchantment and adventure' Catherine Doyle, author of The Storm Keeper's Island
'Abi Elphinstone is proving to be a worthy successor to CS Lewis' The TimesAlso by Abi Elphinstone:The Dreamsnatcher
The Shadow Keeper
The Night Spinner
Jungledrop The Crackledawn Dragon
(coming 13 May 2021!)
About the Author
Abi Elphinstone grew up in Scotland where she spent most of her childhood running wild across the moors, hiding in tree houses and building dens in the woods. After being coaxed out of her tree house, she studied English at Bristol University and then worked as an English teacher in Africa, Berkshire and London. She is the bestselling and multi-award shortlisted author of RUMBLESTAR (first in The Unmapped Chronicles series), SKY SONG & THE DREAMSNATCHER TRILOGY. When she's not writing Abi volunteers for Beanstalk, speaks in schools and travels the world looking for her next story. Her latest adventures include living with the Kazakh Eagle Hunters in Mongolia and dog-sledding across the Arctic. Online links: Website: www.abielphinstone.com Twitter: @moontrug Facebook: www.facebook.com/abielphinstone Instagram: @moontrugger