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Teresa Flavin
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Blackhope Enigma

Teresa Flavin


Templar Publishing

Children's & Educational;
Children's & young adult fiction & true stories;
Fantasy & magical realism (Children's&YA)


304 pages

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When Sunni Forrest's stepbrother accidentally transports himself into a Renaissance painting, she and her friend Blaise set out to bring him back. They find themselves in a strange world of labyrinths, monsters and pirates. Can they evade their greedy pursuers? And will they ever find their way home?

By:   Teresa Flavin
Imprint:   Templar Publishing
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 21mm,  Spine: 127mm
Weight:   250g
ISBN:   9781848770348
ISBN 10:   1848770340
Series:   The Blackhope Trilogy
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   July 2010
Recommended Age:   9+
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Teresa Flavin's first novel, THE BLACKHOPE ENIGMA, was shortlisted for the 2011 Scottish Children's Book Award, the 2011 Leeds Book Award and the 2011 Waverton Good Reads Award, and longlisted for the 2011 Branford Boase Prize. When she is not writing or illustrating, Teresa leads school art workshops, makes paintings and handmade books, travels to far-flung places with her geographer husband, hikes in the Scottish hills and walks every labyrinth she can find. Follow Teresa at or on Twitter: @TeresaFlavin.

Three children become trapped in a magical painting in an impressive debut that's part of Templar's expanding fiction list. It's a more literary read, and I'd put it at the top end of nine to 12, like Paul Dowsell. -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller *

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