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Oswald and the End of the World

by Andrew Strong

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I was bewitched by the extraordinary world of Idlegreen and its inhabitants in OSWALD AND THE END OF THE WORLD. I read this book by daylight in the hills and by torchlight in my tent whilst camping in Devon. Travelling from the city, like Oswald, I found myself watching the skies for signs of the end of the world.

Oswald is thrown on to the island, a forgotten world of horses and carts and old clocks. Separated from his fortune-telling father, he is adopted in a new life in a local store where he is set to work and begins to change the fortunes of the dilapidated world. Oswald is scientific and courageous in his attempt to make sense of the strange happenings on the island while his father remains endearingly pessimistic but there is no mistaking the magic in their mysterious journey.

This is the ideal book to escape with. Now I'm back, reading it has made me want to go away again - I'd have to take Oswald with me of course. ( )
  fox.eves | Jan 4, 2008 |
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A última coisa que Oswald queria era ser famoso. Por isso agora desejaria nunca ter naufragado com o pai na ilha de Idlegreen, que não vem em nenhum mapa. É que o pai de Oswald está sempre a arranjar grandes complicações por ser meio excêntrico... Foi isso precisamente que aconteceu logo, quando ele inventou um apelido falso para ambos. E quando o pai de Oswald começou a dizer que o Fim do Mundo estava para vir, as trapalhadas foram tantas que Oswald teve de recorrer a toda a sua coragem e espírito científico para lidar com as coisas mais estranhas, entre pesadelos arrepiantes, uma estrela misteriosa, relógios antigos, profecias e toda a gente a persegui-lo porque ele era o tal... Uma aventura invulgarmente engraçada com um enredo cheio de peripécias e personagens cheias de vida!

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Mercurio the Magnificent? Mercurio the Rubbish, more like - and his name isn't even Mercurio. Oswald's dad is a fake fortune-teller and when he predicts utter disaster, Oswald doesn't believe a word of it. But on the mysterious island of Idlegreen, there's definitely something strange going on, and a new star in the sky...… (more)

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