The Crooked Sixpence

Welcome to a world where nothing is quite as it seems . . . Dive head first into the world of Lundinor in this magical adventure story for anyone with a Hogwarts-shaped hole in their life.

Author: Jennifer Bell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448194995

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

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Welcome to a world where nothing is quite as it seems . . . Dive head first into the world of Lundinor in this magical adventure story for anyone with a Hogwarts-shaped hole in their life. When their grandmother Sylvie is rushed to hospital, Ivy Sparrow and her annoying big brother Seb cannot imagine what adventure lies in store. Returning to Sylvie’s house, they find it has been ransacked by unknown intruders – before a mysterious feather scratches an ominous message onto the kitchen wall. A very strange policeman turns up on the scene, determined to apprehend them . . . with a toilet brush. Ivy and Seb make their escape – only to find themselves in a completely uncommon world, where ordinary objects have amazing powers. The forces of evil are closing in fast, and Ivy and Seb must get to the bottom of a family secret . . . before it’s too late. Complete with stunning interior illustrations by cover artist Karl Mountford.
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The Uncommoners 1 The Crooked Sixpence

Anyone with a Hogwarts-shaped hole in their lives can’t miss this fantasy series opener.

Author: Jennifer Bell

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780553498455

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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Anyone with a Hogwarts-shaped hole in their lives can’t miss this fantasy series opener. Dive into a secret underground city below London where ordinary objects are capable of extraordinary magic! "Part Tim Burton, part J.K. Rowling! A terrific debut." —Soman Chainani, New York Times Bestselling Author of the School for Good and Evil series Welcome to a world where nothing is quite as it seems… When their grandmother Sylvie is rushed to the hospital, Ivy Sparrow and her annoying big brother Seb cannot imagine what adventure lies in store. Soon their house is ransacked by unknown intruders, and a very strange policeman turns up on the scene, determined to apprehend them . . . with a toilet brush. Ivy and Seb make their escape only to find themselves in a completely uncommon world, a secret underground city called Lundinor where ordinary objects have amazing powers. There are belts that enable the wearer to fly, yo-yos that turn into weapons, buttons with healing properties, and other enchanted objects capable of very unusual feats. But the forces of evil are closing in fast, and when Ivy and Seb learn that their family is connected to one of the greatest uncommon treasures of all time, they must race to unearth the treasure and get to the bottom of a family secret . . . before it’s too late. Debut novelist Jennifer Bell delivers a world of wonder and whimsy in the start of a richly uncommon series. "An auspicious trilogy opener." -Kirkus Reviews
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To Find A Crooked Sixpence

TO FIND ACROOKED SIXPENCE There was a crooked man who walked a crooked mile He found a crooked sixpence against a crooked stile He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse And they all lived together in a little crooked house ...

Author: Terry White

Publisher: New Generation Publishing

ISBN: 9781787190900

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Page: 384

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Marcus Moon and his company, CONDES, are back to take on another job - a lucrative port design project in the remote Indian Ocean. Typically, things don't go according to plan and they unwittingly become embroiled in a dodgy enterprise involving crooked MPs and greedy government officials. As ever, the Moon nose sniffs out the rotten apple in the form of Nobby Garside - MP for Mexborough East and deputy chairman of the Department for International Development's Aid Committee - who, along with his equally shifty cohorts in the Comorantes Islands' government, attempts a fraud scam worth millions. But Nobby hasn't reckoned on Moon's ingenuity and cunning when it comes to protecting CONDES' reputation and business interests. Another riotously funny episode of greed, sex, corruption and comeuppance in the world of the irrepressible Marcus Moon.
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The Smoking Hourglass

Following Ivy Sparrow’s discoveries in The Crooked Sixpence, the adventures continue in the second instalment of The Uncommoners trilogy, The Smoking Hourglass.

Author: Jennifer Bell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448195794

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

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Following Ivy Sparrow’s discoveries in The Crooked Sixpence, the adventures continue in the second instalment of The Uncommoners trilogy, The Smoking Hourglass. As soon as Ivy and her brother Seb set foot back in the mysterious underground city of Lundinor, they know that something has changed . . . Where before there were cobbled streets, now the squares and lanes between the city’s enchanted shops are lush with spring blooms – but something dark is stirring just below the surface, and uncommon traders are uneasy. Ivy and Seb have stumbled into a plot that could condemn every uncommoner to a disastrous fate . . . With the help of Valian, their extraordinary friend – and some exceptional uncommon objects – can Ivy and Seb put a stop to the sinister Dirge’s plans?
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The Old Woman and the Crooked Sixpence

When her newly bought pig won't go over the stile, an old woman tries to enlist the aid of some reluctant helpers so she can get home that night.

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ISBN: LCCN:28021041

Category: Swine

Page: 42

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When her newly bought pig won't go over the stile, an old woman tries to enlist the aid of some reluctant helpers so she can get home that night.
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The Crooked Sixpence Or the Adventures of Little Harry

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Jane Bourne

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 0267458134

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Page: 184

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Excerpt from The Crooked Sixpence, or the Adventures of Little Harry: A Tale Calculated to Interest Youth, Interspersed With Moral and Religious Reflections Now it happened that two boys, John and Harry, were at work in their garden close by the spot where this passed, and they heard and saw all that took place; and John, who. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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