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The Switching Hour

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FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: £6.99 PAGES: 288 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 01/08/2019 ISBN: 9781407195049

The Switching Hour

Damaris Young

Scholastic

Never stay out after the Switching Hour... never let the outside in...

Amaya lives with her grandmother, her small brother Kaleb and her pet goat Tao in a land suffering a terrible drought. Every night, the doors must be locked at twilight, the Switching Hour, because the drought has awoken Badoko, a creature that snatches children away to eat their dreams.

Three days later, the memory that they existed is gone from those that knew them, and those that are left are afflicted with The Sorrow Sickness - a grief which consumes a person without them knowing why. When Kaleb is taken by Badoko, Amaya must journey into the terrifying forest to find her brother before she forgets him.

Selling points

  • A thrilling and heartfelt adventure for 9-12 year olds about family, the power of female friendships and the fear of forgetting those you love.
  • Acquired after a fiercely fought auction, The Switching Hour marks the debut of a major children's books talent.
  • Bewitchingly beautiful writing, a spine-tingling, spooky story, characters to believe in and cheer for.
  • A stunning bound proof available soon - this book is sure to be one readers can't stop talking about.
  • For fans of The House with Chicken Legs and The Girl of Ink and Stars.

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