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Maggie Blue and the Dark World

Anna Goodall

8-12 Young adult


Shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award 2021

Longlisted for the Branford Boase Award, shortlisted for the Biblio Buzz Alexandra Palace Award

Nominated for the Carnegie Medal

‘A sophisticated magical tale, awash in sinister villains and perplexing plights… bursting with invention.’ Financial Times

‘Bizarre, brilliant, fantastical, & exciting… Definitely one to watch.’ Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Maggie Blue is an outsider, both at home and at school. She lives with her eccentric aunt Esme, and has no friends other than the irascible Hoagy, a stray cat who can talk to her. When Magge sees Ida, her foe from school, being taken through a window to another world by one of their teachers who has transformed into a wolf, she is determined to save her, whatever the cost. But the dark world is full of danger, a place where happiness is valued above all else, and Maggie discovers that her role is far more important than anyone could have guessed. A thrilling and gripping tale of friendship, courage and the power of being yourself.