Stormchaser (Edge Chronicles #2)
Author(s): Paul Stewart
Ã¢ÂÂItÃ¢ÂÂs the Great Storm,Ã¢ÂÂ the captain roared... Ã¢ÂÂWeÃ¢ÂÂre going stormchasing!Ã¢ÂÂ
On board the Stormchaser is Twig, a young crew-member drawn by destiny to join the sky pirates, filled with excitement at the adventure ahead.
Their quest is to collect stormphrax Ã¢ÂÂ a valuable substance created inside the heart of the Storm, at the very instant it unleashes its most intense power. But only a sky ship such as the Stormchaser could risk entering the StormÃ¢ÂÂ¦
The second title in The Edge Chronicles, a thrilling fantasy series filled with memorable characters and wonderfully witty illustrations.
"Chris Riddell's superb illustrations are part and parcel of Paul Stewart's excellent fantasy series, The Edge Chronicles. The second, Stormchaser, is as action-packed as its predecessor"
"For children who've read the Harry Potter books and want another world to explore.. Just fantasy and adventure, and wonderful line drawings"
--"Mail on Sunday"
"Stewart's compulsive storytelling, perfectly complemented by Riddells' fine-lined illustrations, makes it all good stuff"
--amazon.co.uk (website Jan 2000)
"The story and the vast array of characters are captivating. .I became totally engrossed in this tale of young Twig, the quest for stormphrax, the worldscape and the landscape. The structure of the plot is as delicately poised as a sky-floating rock and the exuberant detail gives constant delight. This is more than a read; it kidnaps and transports the reader"
--"The School Librarian"
Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell are the creators of the hugely successful Edge Chronicles, which have sold over two million copies and have been translated into over thirty languages worldwide. Their other collaborations include the Barnaby Grimes series and the Far Flung Adventures, the first of which, Fergus Crane, won the 2004 Gold Smarties Prize. Paul Stewart is the author of a number of previous titles for children including The Midnight Hand and The Wakening (a Federation of Children's Book Groups Pick of the Year) for the Yearling list. Chris Riddell is an accomplished graphic artist who has illustrated many acclaimed books for children. Winner of many prestigious awards including the UNESCO Prize (for Something Else), the Kate Greenaway Medal (in 2001 and 2004 for Pirate Diary and Jonathan Swift's 'Gulliver') and the Gold Nestle Prize for Ottoline and the Yellow Cat, he is also the political cartoonist for the Observer.
- : 9780552546287SECA
- : Random House Children's Books
- : Corgi Childrens
- : 0.367
- : October 2000
- : 198mm X 129mm
- : United Kingdom
- : books
- : Paul Stewart
- : Paperback
- : New edition
- : Chris Riddell
- : 823.914
- : From 8 To 10
- : 400
- : illustrations