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Henry Holt and Co. Complete Catalogue Oct 2016

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The Book of Storms
By (author): Ruth Hatfield Illustrated by: Greg Call
9780805099980 Hardcover, Dust jacket English Juvenile: Age (years) from 10 - 14 JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic Jan 27, 2015 Print Run: 25000
$19.50 CAD
Out of print 5.72 x 8.47 x 1.25 in | 430 gr 368 pages Includes 20 black-and-white illustrations throughout Henry Holt and Co. Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year 2015, Long-listed

Eleven-year-old Danny O'Neill has never been what you'd call adventurous. But when he wakes the morning after a storm to find his house empty, his parents gone, and himself able to hear the thoughts of a dying tree, he has no choice but to set out to find answers. He soon learns that the enigmaticBook of Storms holds the key to what he seeks . . . but unraveling its mysteries won't be easy. If he wants to find his family, he'll have to face his worst fears and battle terrifyingly powerful enemies, including the demonic Sammael himself.
In the beautifully imagined landscape of Ruth Hatfield'sTheBook of Storms, magic seamlessly intertwines with the everyday, nothing is black and white, and Danny is in a race against time to rescue everything he holds dear.

Ruth Hatfield is a sometime archaeologist, sometime technician who lives in Cambridge, England. When she's not writing or digging or making circuit boards, she spends her time belting around on a bike and roaming the countryside on her cantankerous horse.The Book of Storms is her first book.

“The gripping pace and complex moral musings pair with a setting that is so vividly described that it becomes a character itself. Readers will eagerly anticipate the next volume in this anticipated trilogy.” —BCCB

“The extraordinary comes out from hiding behind the ordinary in Hatfield's debut novel . . . This fanciful book brings new awareness of the natural world.” —VOYA

“*Confident storytelling lays a solid foundation for Book 1 of this original middle-grade fantasy trilogy . . . A powerfully conceived and executed story that adds a wholly original element to the fantasy genre.” —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

“* Hatfield doesn’t shy from depicting violent deaths or the occasional bit of gore, but the story is never gratuitous—the frights are just enough to keep readers’ hearts racing as they read late into the night.” —Publishers Weekly

“Readers will truly root for the protagonist and find very relatable characteristics within the villainous Sammael...The true beauty of this tale lies in the personification that runs throughout the entirety of the novel.” —School Library Journal

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