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Stoneheart (Hardcover): Charlie Fletcher
Stoneheart (Hardcover): Charlie Fletcher

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Charlie Fletcher

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This series opener has appealing motifs but is tedious and longer than necessary. Twelve-year-old George gets in trouble on a museum field trip, stalks outside and angrily swings at a small stone carving. Shockingly, the dragon's head comes off in his hand. From that moment on, stone creatures are after him. A stone pterodactyl slides off the building and gives chase; as George races madly away, three stone salamanders join the pursuit. A statue of a Gunner from the Great War steps in and blasts the creatures to bits, but the respite is temporary. George has upset a balance he doesn't understand. His quest to put things right is aided by the Gunner and also by Edie, a girl of George's age who channels the past. They move through London, fighting desperately and seeking explanations from sphinxes and statues. Fletcher's action sequences are disappointingly dry. More intriguing are his philosophies about stone and "makers" (builders), and the protagonists' family histories, but these are too sparse, leaving the whole unsatisfying. (Fantasy. 10-12) (Kirkus Reviews)
Deep in the City something has been woken, so old that people have been walking past it for centuries without giving it a second look!' When George breaks the dragon's head outside the Natural History Museum he awakes an ancient power. This prehistoric beast, sentry-still for centuries, hunts him down with a terrifying wrath. And this is just the beginning! The taints and spits -- statues with opposing natures -- are warring forces; wreaking deadly havoc on the cities landscape. The World War One gunner offers protection of sorts; and the wisdom of the Sphinx is legendary. But George and his companion Edie are trapped in a world of danger. And worse -- they are quite alone. The rest of London is oblivious to their plight. This epic adventure exposes forces long-dormant in the fabric of London. After entering its richly original and breathtaking world, the city streets and skyline will never again seem the same!


Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: November 2006
Authors: Charlie Fletcher
Dimensions: 224 x 144 x 44mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 496
ISBN-13: 978-0-340-91162-4
Barcode: 9780340911624
Categories: Books > Children's & Educational > Fiction > Science fiction
Books > Children's Fiction & Fun > Science Fiction
LSN: 0-340-91162-X

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