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Spark and the League of Ursus

Robert Repino

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QUIRK BOOKS
16 June 2020
Spark is not your average teddy bear. She's soft and cuddly, sure, but she's also a fierce warrior. At night she fulfills her sacred duty- to protect the household from monsters. But Spark's owner Loretta is growing up and thinks she doesn't need her old teddy anymore.

When a monster unlike any other descends on the quiet home, everything changes. Children are going missing, and the monster wants Loretta next. Only Spark can stop it. She must call upon the ancient League of Ursus-a secret alliance of teddy bears who are pledged to protect their human friends. Together with an Amazon-princess doll and a timid sock monkey, the bears are all that stands between our world and the one that lies beneath. It will be a heroic chapter in the history of the League...if the bears live to tell the tale.
By:   Robert Repino
Imprint:   QUIRK BOOKS
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   567g
ISBN:   9781683691662
ISBN 10:   1683691660
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   16 June 2020
Recommended Age:   From 9 to 12 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Robert Repino is the author of Mort(e), Culdesac, and D'Arc, which make up the critically-acclaimed War with No Name series (Soho Press, 2015, 2016, and 2017). Robert holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College and teaches at the Gotham Writers' Workshop. By day, he's an editor at Oxford University Press.

Reviews for Spark and the League of Ursus

Repino pits an indomitable squad of teddy bears...against a child-stealing monster...the climactic battle, when it finally arrives, becomes a breathless, close-run thing replete with rousing exploits and tests of courage. --Booklist A thrilling adventure. --Kirkus Reviews Two thumbs up...a must read if you are a stuffed animal lover. --Neatorama Beautiful and a bit emotional...A fantastic read for all ages. --Fangirlish Grab a flashlight and burrow under the covers! Spark and the League of Ursus is the perfect bedtime adventure, with a fierce, fluffy hero you'll want by your side when the lights go out. --Kirsten Miller, New York Times bestselling co-author of Nightmares! A heroic teddy bear, an Amazon Princess doll, and a fellowship of stuffed animals must save their beloved children from some truly scary monsters. I loved the imaginative world building and likable characters (toy and human alike) of this fast-paced tale. A blast from start to finish! --J.A. White, award-winning author of Nightbooks and the Thickety Spark and the League of Ursus will fire the imagination and spur the adventures of any kid with a teddy bear. Also, any adult with a teddy bear. --J. W. Ocker, Edgar Award-winning author of Death and Douglas If Toy Story had teeth, you'd have Spark and the League of Ursus. A thrilling and heartwarming tale that will make you look twice under your bed and never take your teddy bear for granted again. --Tania del Rio, author of the Warren the 13th series Enchanting, zippy-paced, and just scary enough to make me want to dig deeper under the covers in the dark of night (and pull my old teddy bear out of the closet), I dearly adored Spark and her human. --Natalie Lloyd, New York Times bestselling author of A Snicker of Magic


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