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Olia lives with her parents in an old crumbling castle, filled with hidden turrets and secret doorways. When she follows a mysterious cat to one of the castle's roof domes, she finds herself stepping through one such doorway into a magical land filled with wonders... But everything is not quite as it seems: the land is under threat from a scheming magician, Chernmor, and the magic is fading away. With the help of an enchanted band of new friends, can Olia find a way to save both her own home, and the land of forbidden magic?
By:   Sophie Anderson
Illustrated by:   Saara Soederlund
Imprint:   Usborne Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 130mm, 
ISBN:   9781474978491
ISBN 10:   1474978495
Publication Date:   09 December 2020
Recommended Age:   From 9 to 12 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sophie Anderson grew up in Swansea, studied at Liverpool University, and has worked as a geologist and science teacher. She wrote textbooks until characters from Slavic folklore began appearing in her work. Sophie has an international family and loves to write stories inspired by different folklores and cultures. Now living in the Lake District with her husband, Sophie enjoys the freedom of home schooling her three children, fell walking, canoeing, and daydreaming.

Reviews for The Castle of Tangled Magic

Bursting with positivity, it revels in sibling and parental love, friendship and the idea of what home really means. * The Times, Children's Books of the Year * Inspired by Russian folklore, this is a fairy-tale adventure about love, forgiveness and the lure of home. * S Magazine * Anderson weaves magic and folklore into a fantastically detailed world of dreams and nightmares, peopled by decapitated giants, singing gold coins and flying horses. * Daily Mail * Glorious escapism * The Times * Fantasy lovers will find plenty of scenic thrills in The Castle of Tangled Magic. * The Oldie *

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