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Random House Children's Books, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 486 pages
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Set seventy years beforeThe Various,the second book in the trilogy follows the adventures of young Celandine at the onset of the First World War. Having run away from her detested boarding school, Celandine is too afraid to go home in case she is sent back. As she seeks shelter in the Wild Wood near her home, little does she think she will encounter a world where loyalty and independence is fiercely guarded, and where danger lurks in the most unlikely of places. Celandine's troubled character finds both refuge and purpose among the secret tribes of little people that she alone believes in.

The novels of the Various trilogy are full of mystery, beauty and adventure; this second novel is both page-turning and life-affirming.

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User Review  - Alison S. - Overstock.com

Really good young adult novel. I would recommend it. Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl Estorgio - Pontillas - Goodreads

I believe that there is an explanation of everything- although we shall never know the explanation for everything. Not everything in this world can be understood by us. Nor should it be. It is not necessary.+ Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Steve Augarde has worked as an illustrator, a paper engineer, and a semipro jazz musician. He has written and illustrated more than seventy picture books for younger children, and has produced the paper engineering for many pop-up books--including those by other artists--as well as providing the artwork and music for two animated BBC television series. He lives in Yorkshire, England.

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