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Jul 12 2015

The Keepers: The Box and the Dragonfly by Ted Sanders

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Hot Key Books, 2015. ISBN 9781471403590
(Age: 10+) The Keepers: The Box and the Dragonfly is a novel aimed at readers aged 10+. While it is set in America, it is a fantasy novel. It is a story of objects with unusual abilities and The Keepers in charge of protecting them. Horace is a new Keeper and his mystical object is a box that allows him to see a day into the future. Chloe has been a Keeper for seven years without even realising it. Together, they are protecting objects wanted by the evil Riven, a group who will stop at nothing to get their hands on these items.
This is a rich and descriptive novel and children will need to be independent readers to understand and follow the events. They will be introduced to unusual objects - both evil and good. They will cheer for Horace in his battle to protect his mystical item and boo for Dr Jericho as he uses his evil ways to track Horace and Chloe. At over 400 pages long, it will keep readers engaged and immersed in a new and unusual world.
Kylie Kempster

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