Maddigan's Fantasia

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 9, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 499 pages
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When twelve-year-old Garland Maddigan asks Timon and Eden where they have come from, she is overwhelmed by their answer: the future.

In a post-apocalyptic time, Garland's family's traveling circus troop, Maddigan's Fantasia, leaves the city of Solis once a year to perform and earn a living. However, this year Solis has given the Fantasia the crucial task of obtaining a new solar converter, the only power source in Solis, because the old one is failing.

Misfortune finds the Fantasia in their travels, and Garland's father dies in an attack by Road Rats. Then suddenly two mysterious boys, Timon and Eden, appear with their baby sister, claiming to be from the future -- a world in which the Fantasia has failed in its mission and the evil Nennog has taken power. The boys have come to help the Fantasia, but danger has followed them across time. Can the Fantasia protect Timon and Eden, and succeed in their quest to save their world?

Internationally renowned author Margaret Mahy spins a vivid tale of time travel, adventure, and magic that no reader will soon forget.

 

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User Review  - maureene87 - LibraryThing

Started and completed today I really enjoyed this one which was much more in the Magicians of Hoad vein than the Changeover vein. The Fantasia reminded me a bit of Cart and Cwidder, but the story and ... Read full review

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great book, must read !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Contents

Losing Ferdy
1
Secret Watchers
15
Secret Followers
24
Flowers from the Air
39
Time Travelers
52
The Gorge
62
The Other Diary
78
Getting into Gramth
83
A Scaly Hand
122
Into the Swampland
131
Waking Sleeping Beauty
148
Fantasia Fever
165
The Apothecarys Nidus
183
Greentown
199
The MindWeed Dream
213
The Children of Newton
229

Meeting a Rebel
96
Dark Happenings
110

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About the author (2007)

Margaret Mahy has lived in New Zealand her entire life.  A former children’s librarian, she decided to become a full-time writer in 1980. From picture books to YA novels, the age groups for which she writes vary as much as the characters in her stories. She won the British Library Association’s Carnegie medal for The Haunting and The Changeover: A Supernatural Romance. She has also written such books as Alchemy and Maddigan’s Fantasia. An author whose books have received many accolades and praise around the world, Mahy was awarded the Order of New Zealand, the highest honor a citizen of that country can receive, and in 2006 she was announced the winner of the International Board on Books for Young People’s Hans Christian Andersen Award, given to a living author whose works have made a lasting contribution to children’s literature.

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