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The Murdstone Trilogy

author: Mal Peet

Award-winning YA author Philip Murdstone is in trouble. His star has waned. The world is leaving him behind. His agent, the ruthless Minerva Cinch, convinces him that his only hope is to write a sword-and-sorcery blockbuster. Unfortunately, Philip—allergic to the faintest trace of Tolkien—is utterly unsuited to the task. In a dark hour, a dwarfish stranger comes to his rescue. But the deal he makes with Pocket Wellfair turns out to have Faustian consequences. The Murdstone Trilogy is a richly dark comedy described by one U.K. reviewer as “totally insane in the best way possible.”

How hard can it be to write a fantasy trilogy? From Carnegie Medalist Mal Peet comes an outrageously funny black comedy about an impoverished literary writer who makes a pact with the devil.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$18.99 / $24.99
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763681946 /  9780763681944
on sale date:
09/2015
type/format:
Adult Interest / EBook
age range:
16 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
320 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 11 and up
 
subjects:
Humorous Stories; Fantasy & Magic; Books & Libraries; Fiction; Fantasy; Humorous; Form; Satire;
author’s comments:
Mal Peet (1947–2015) is the acclaimed author of the Carnegie Medal–winning novel Tamar as well as the Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book Life: An Exploded Diagram and three Paul Faustino novels: Keeper, The Penalty, and Exposure, a winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. He is also the co-author of Cloud Tea Monkeys, Mysterious Traveler, and Night Sky Dragons, all of which he wrote with his wife, Elspeth Graham.
 
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