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Paradise Sands : A Story of Enchantment - Levi Pinfold
NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2024

Paradise Sands

A Story of Enchantment

By: Levi Pinfold

Hardcover | 2 November 2022

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An enchanting tale of haunting places and mystical bargains, sumptuously illustrated by Levi Pinfold.

Washed clean in his pool, we fall under his rule
Away from what is, for we are now his.

When a young girl and her brothers step into the ghostly Paradise Sands hotel, they fall under the rule of the mysterious Teller. She makes a deal with him to free them all from his haunting paradise. But can she hold up her side of the bargain?

About the Illustrator

Levi Pinfold studied illustration at University College, Falmouth where he developed his distinctive stylized realism. He illustrated The Dam, written by David Almond, and The Secret Horses of Briar Hill, both highly acclaimed books. Levi has also won numerous awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal for Black Dog.
Industry Reviews
"Gorgeously illustrated, Paradise Sands is a modern fairy-tale. [...] It's mysterious and each page feels heavy with underlying messages to decode. While the story isn't particularly long - it will fly by at bedtime - children will get lost in the ghostly tale and cinematic illustrations. 8/10 -- Prudence Wade * 'Children's Book of the Week', the Independent, syndicated in Northern Echo, Dundee Courier, East Anglian Daily Times, Eastern Daily Press, and Dorset Living *

This is a strange tale, laden with ambiguities. However, herein lies the appeal; succinct, carefully chosen text and hauntingly beautiful artwork create a story that demands that its readers return to each page, trying to figure out answers to questions whose answers exist only in readers' imaginations. This mesmerizing work offers potential jumping-off points to discuss many topics, including magical realism, symbolism, family relationships and roles, and mental health. * Kirkus Reviews *

Four children are on their way to pick up their mother from the hospital. During a stop to gather flowers, the brothers are lured into a mysterious palatial building, leaving their sister to rescue them, but at a cost. Pinfold's stunning artwork is worthy of attention from readers of all ages, and barely needs the words to tell the tale. Truly haunting! * A bookseller on Edelweiss *

"Pinfold's stunning illustrations, with majestic animals, stretching landscapes and Charn-like edifices, stayed with me long after I closed the final page." -- Charlotte Eyre * The Bookseller *

A stunning, unusual picture book which reads like a traditional fable. * Irish Independent, 56 cracking reads to keep kids entertained this Christmas *

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