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The Many Faces of Ista Flit

#1 Tidemagic

Clare Harlow Karl James Mountford

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07 May 2024
Series: Tidemagic
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Be swept away by an exquisite and unforgettable adventure from a stunning new talent in children's storytelling, perfect for fans of Northern Lights and The Unadoptables.

Meet Ista Flit. Daughter. Face-changer. Thief . . .

Amongst the cobbled streets and misty alleyways of Shelwich, magic rises and falls with the Tide. When the Tide is out, the magic ebbs to a low murmur. When the Tide is in, the magic is high - and Tide-blessings are at their strongest.

For most people, the Tide-blessing they are born with is nothing more than a simple party trick- eyes that change colour, or the ability to recite a poem backwards. Some, though, are blessed with more powerful gifts. Telepathy. Flight. Or, in the case of Ista Flit, being able to transform to look like someone else. Anyone else...

Ista has come to Shelwich in search of her missing father, and she'll do anything to find him - even work for Shelwich's most notorious thief. Then she meets Nat and Ruby, both struggling with their own search- Nat for his little brother, Ravi, and Ruby for her sister Saf. As more strange disappearances send shockwaves through the town, they must form a tentative friendship and draw on all the Tidemagic they can to unravel a mystery that leads to an old, abandoned theatre, and to the ancient caves beneath Shelwich. But what they find there will be far more than they have bargained for...

Illustrated by:   Karl James Mountford
Imprint:   Puffin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 127mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   263g
ISBN:   9780241636053
ISBN 10:   0241636051
Series:   Tidemagic
Pages:   304
Publication Date:  
Recommended Age:   From 8 to 13 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Once upon a time, Clare was an actor, touring theatres all over the UK and Ireland. A few years ago, she turned her love of storytelling from stage to page and became a writer, too. She lives in southeast London, where she spends a lot of time walking by the river in the hope that a little Tidemagic might rub off on her.

Reviews for The Many Faces of Ista Flit (#1 Tidemagic)

Brisk action, fiendish political chicanery, and magic with an intriguing twist. * Kirkus Reviews *

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