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Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy

Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy

(2014)
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A beautifully written tale of adventure, courage, magic and destiny

Eleven-year-old Ophelia might not be brave, but she certainly is curious. Her family are still reeling from her mother's death, and in a bid to cheer everyone up, her father has taken a job at a fantastically enormous and gothic museum in a city where it never stops snowing. Ophelia can't wait to explore - and she quickly discovers an impossibility. In a forgotten room, down a very dark corridor, she finds a boy, who says he's been imprisoned for three-hundred-and-three-years by an evil Snow Queen who has a clock that is ticking down towards the end of the world.

A sensible girl like Ophelia doesn't quite believe him, of course, but there's no denying he needs her help. There are many other, darker, impossibilities in this museum too. Ghosts, wolves, Misery Birds, magical swords - and even fabled Snow Queens - will all do their very best to stop Ophelia and hurt her family. She will have to garner all her courage, strength and cleverness if she is to rescue this most Marvellous Boy - and maybe even save the world in the process.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Karen Foxlee was born in Mount Isa, Queensland, in 1971. After training and working as a nurse for most of her adult life, she graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2005, in creative writing. Her first novel, THE ANATOMY OF WINGS, was originally published in 2008, by the University of Queensland Press, and has since been published in the U.S.A., the United Kingdom and Canada. She lives in Gympie, Australia.

REVIEWS
A well-wrought, poignant and original reworking of Andersen's "The Snow Queen."', Kirkus Reviews, starred review

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy
Author(s): Karen Foxlee
ISBN: 0-385-75354-3 / 978-0-385-75354-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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January 2014 : USA Library Binding
Title: Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy
Author(s): Karen Foxlee
ISBN: 0-385-75355-1 / 978-0-385-75355-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

9999 : UK Hardback
Title: Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy
Author(s):
ISBN: 1-4714-0238-X / 978-1-4714-0238-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hot Key Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy
Author(s): Karen Foxlee
ISBN: 0-385-75356-X / 978-0-385-75356-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yearling
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2014 : UK Paperback
Title: Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy
Author(s): Foxlee; Karen
ISBN: 1-4714-0239-8 / 978-1-4714-0239-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Audio Editions

June 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy
Author(s): Karen Foxlee
Publisher: Nudged
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January 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy
Author(s): Karen Foxlee
ISBN: 0-8041-6834-2 / 978-0-8041-6834-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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January 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy
Author(s): Karen Foxlee
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy
Author(s): Karen Foxlee
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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