Abarat, Volume 1

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Harper Collins, Aug 30, 2011 - Young Adult Fiction - 528 pages

Clive Barker, author of The Thief of Always, delivers an epic battle filled with fantasy and adventure that readers won't want to put down!

A journey beyond imagination is about to unfold...

It begins in Chickentown, USA. There lives Candy Quackenbush, her heart bursting for some clue as to what her future might hold.

When the answer comes, it’s not one she expects.

Welcome to the Abarat, a vast archipelago where every island is a different hour of the day. Candy has a place in this extraordinary land: She is here to help save the Abarat from the dark forces that are stirring at its heart—forces older than Time itself, and more evil than anything Candy has ever encountered. She’s a strange heroine, she knows. But this is a strange world.

And in the Abarat, all things are possible.

Don't miss this first book in Clive Barker's New York Times bestselling Abarat series.

 

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User Review  - Joe73 - LibraryThing

I enjoy Barker immensely. But sometimes he steps out on a limb and you can tell that he is being weird just for the sake of it and with his imagination that makes for a rather silly story. Read full review

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User Review  - Hanike - LibraryThing

This book is the first book of the YA series "The Books of Abarat", written and illustrated by the brilliant Clive Barker himself. The series includes the following 5 fantasy novels: > Abarat (2002 ... Read full review

Contents

Room Nineteen
13
3
29
5
45
7
66
8
80
TWILIGHT AND BEYOND
95
A Talk on the Tide
112
In The Great Head
126
The Man Who Made the Kid
231
Digger and Dragons
249
Mischief Undone
265
The House of Lies
285
Words with the CrissCross Man
304
A Slaves Soul
315
Cats Eyes
328
Come Thou Glyph to Me
342

WHERE IS WHEN?
151
Almenak
176
On Vespers Rock
195
The Hunt
212
WICKED STRANGE
219
In Gallows Forest
221
The TwentyFifth Hour
365
Monsoon
390
All Things in Time
404
Different Destinies
418
Some Excerpts From Klepps Almenak 437
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About the author (2011)

Clive Barker is the bestselling author of twenty-two books, including the New York Times bestsellers Abarat; Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War; and The Thief of Always. He is also an acclaimed painter, film producer, and director. For twelve years Mr. Barker has been working on a vast array of paintings to illuminate the text of The Books of Abarat, more than one hundred and twenty-five of which can be found within this volume.

Mr. Barker lives in California. He shares his house with seven dogs, three cockatiels, several undomesticated geckoes, an African gray parrot called Smokey, and a yellow-headed Amazon parrot called Malingo.

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