Best children's books autumn 2020
"Inventive first fantasy novel"
The best books of 2020, chosen by booksellers
"Favourite children’s book"
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...such a fantastic book, packed with so many ideas... it’s hard to sum it up in one sentence!'
Kieran Larwood, Author of Podkin One-Ear and the Five Realms series
.. stuffed with likeable characters and a plot that will keep you guessing until the very last page. One of the best children’s fantasy books I’ve read so far this year. Do not miss it!’
Dan Walker, Author of Sky Thieves, Desert Thieves and The Light Hunters
Welcome to the mind-blowing world of Quicksmiths, where you will encounter Strange Energy, the Mowl, Wormholes and the tantalising riddle of the Ark of Ideas. When Kip Bramley receives a cryptic invitation, delivered by a beetle shaped drone which appears to be breathing, his world will change forever. Soon he finds himself solving puzzles on a crazy treasure hunt set 400 years earlier by a mysterious genius. But as things get dangerous, the stakes get higher for Kip, his friends and his family.
Loris Owen likes mysteries, enigmas, conundrums, puzzles and synonyms. She roamed around the world a bit before moving to Kent where she runs a mowl sanctuary and spends her days hunting for interesting combinations of words. The Ten Riddles of Eartha Quicksmith is her first novel.