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The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone  - Jaclyn Moriarty

The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone

By: Jaclyn Moriarty, Kelly Canby (Illustrator)

Hardcover

Published: 25th October 2017
For Ages: 10+ years old
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I was ten years old when my parents were killed by pirates. This did not bother me as much as you might think - I hardly knew my parents.

Bronte Mettlestone's parents ran away to have adventures when she was a baby, leaving her to be raised by her Aunt Isabelle and the Butler. She's had a perfectly pleasant childhood of afternoon teas and riding lessons - and no adventures, thank you very much.

But Bronte's parents have left extremely detailed (and bossy) instructions for Bronte in their will. The instructions must be followed to the letter, or disaster will befall Bronte's home. She is to travel the kingdoms and empires, perfectly alone, delivering special gifts to her ten other aunts. There is a farmer aunt who owns an orange orchard and a veterinarian aunt who specialises in dragon care, a pair of aunts who captain a cruise ship together and a former rockstar aunt who is now the reigning monarch of a small kingdom.

Now, armed with only her parents' instructions, a chest full of strange gifts and her own strong will, Bronte must journey forth to face dragons, Chief Detectives and pirates - and the gathering suspicion that there might be something more to her extremely inconvenient quest than meets the eye...

From the award-winning Jaclyn Moriarty comes a fantastic tale of high intrigue, grand adventure and an abundance of aunts.

'An absolute sparkling delight of a story! Whisperers, water sprites, spellbinders and faery-cross stitch; this book is brimming with bright new magic ... just perfect.' Karen Foxlee, author of A Most Magical Girl and Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy

'Jaclyn Moriarty charms, thrills and delights in this delightfully unpredictable, unique and modern novel, while also brilliantly evoking echoes of classic children's authors like Diana Wynne Jones and Joan Aiken." Garth Nix, author of Frogkisser and The Keys to the Kingdom series

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Wonderful gift - enchanting book

5

This is a truly magical book that is superbly written & so original. My son loved this book, he thought it was as good as Harry Potter! I had a read myself and I found myself feeling very smiley and happy as Bronte's adventure wound its magic around me. It really is an enchanting book. For independent older readers this longer book will keep them entertained. It is satisfyingly long so the adventures and characters will weave a wonderful engaging entertaining web – perfect for the 10 years plus age group. But if you have a younger advanced reader there are no hard core scary bits so this book is suitable for them as well. The magic of this book is that younger readers will love to have a chapter read to them at bedtime. You could happily read this book out to a 6 year old. This truly is a children's classic that all kids will want to have on their book shelf. This is giving the gift of magic – a must have – a must read.

Australia

Best book you'll probably ever read!

5

My favourite book this year. I couldn't put it down. Fantastic page turner. Action right from the start. Signed The Book Doctor age 11.

Australia

Best book ever!!!

5

Really, really good book. Everyone should definitely read it. It was an awesome adventure to read and you felt like you were there with Bronte.

Australia

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ISBN: 9781760297176
ISBN-10: 1760297178
For Ages: 10+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 25th October 2017
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.8