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The Uncommoners #1: The Crooked Sixpence (edition 2018)

by Jennifer Bell (Author)

Series: The Uncommoners (1)

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Anyone with a Hogwarts-shaped hole in their lives can't miss this fantasy series opener. Dive into a secret underground city below London where ordinary objects are capable of extraordinary magic!   "Part Tim Burton, part J.K. Rowling! A terrific debut." --Soman Chainani, New York Times Bestselling Author of the School for Good and Evil series   Welcome to a world where nothing is quite as it seems...   When their grandmother Sylvie is rushed to the hospital, Ivy Sparrow and her annoying big brother Seb cannot imagine what adventure lies in store. Soon their house is ransacked by unknown intruders, and a very strange policeman turns up on the scene, determined to apprehend them . . . with a toilet brush.   Ivy and Seb make their escape only to find themselves in a completely uncommon world, a secret underground city called Lundinor where ordinary objects have amazing powers. There are belts that enable the wearer to fly, yo-yos that turn into weapons, buttons with healing properties, and other enchanted objects capable of very unusual feats.   But the forces of evil are closing in fast, and when Ivy and Seb learn that their family is connected to one of the greatest uncommon treasures of all time, they must race to unearth the treasure and get to the bottom of a family secret . . . before it's too late.   Debut novelist Jennifer Bell delivers a world of wonder and whimsy in the start of a richly uncommon series. "An auspicious trilogy opener." -Kirkus Reviews… (more)
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Title:The Uncommoners #1: The Crooked Sixpence
Authors:Jennifer Bell (Author)
Info:Yearling (2018), Edition: Reprint, 336 pages
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Note: I received a digital review copy of this book through NetGalley; I received an ARC from the publisher at ALA Midwinter 2017.
  fernandie | Sep 15, 2022 |
Imaginative world with intriguing characters. ( )
  DebCushman | Aug 25, 2022 |
If you loved Harry Potter, you may love this.

I loved that the author uses normal everyday objects and finds magical uses for it in another world. While reading through the book, I thought Valian was one of the bad guys, but turns out he wasn't! A good read that can be read within a few days or even within the day itself. ( )
  YukiNatsuo | Oct 27, 2019 |
When their grandma is hurt in a fall, Ivy’s and Seb’s lives are turned, well, not so much upside down as inside out. Grandma ends up in hospital and the kids end up in a fantasy world where common items have uncommon abilities. With little more than their own wits, they must fend for themselves, rescue their parents, defeat the Dirge, and get back to their own world. Whew! Author Jennifer Bell has an uncommon imagination in creating this lovely fantasy tale, and Jane Entwistle’s superb narration just adds to the fun. ( )
  Maydacat | Mar 5, 2018 |
This was a delightful read: Suspense, bad-guys, good-guys, mystery, & magic.

After their grandmother is hospitalized from an accident, Ivy & Seb Sparrow begin a strange adventure.

Their house is ransacked and odd characters show up and begin chasing them, leading the pair underground to a very "uncommon" world and the truth about their family. ( )
  Auntie-Nanuuq | Dec 26, 2017 |
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Anyone with a Hogwarts-shaped hole in their lives can't miss this fantasy series opener. Dive into a secret underground city below London where ordinary objects are capable of extraordinary magic!   "Part Tim Burton, part J.K. Rowling! A terrific debut." --Soman Chainani, New York Times Bestselling Author of the School for Good and Evil series   Welcome to a world where nothing is quite as it seems...   When their grandmother Sylvie is rushed to the hospital, Ivy Sparrow and her annoying big brother Seb cannot imagine what adventure lies in store. Soon their house is ransacked by unknown intruders, and a very strange policeman turns up on the scene, determined to apprehend them . . . with a toilet brush.   Ivy and Seb make their escape only to find themselves in a completely uncommon world, a secret underground city called Lundinor where ordinary objects have amazing powers. There are belts that enable the wearer to fly, yo-yos that turn into weapons, buttons with healing properties, and other enchanted objects capable of very unusual feats.   But the forces of evil are closing in fast, and when Ivy and Seb learn that their family is connected to one of the greatest uncommon treasures of all time, they must race to unearth the treasure and get to the bottom of a family secret . . . before it's too late.   Debut novelist Jennifer Bell delivers a world of wonder and whimsy in the start of a richly uncommon series. "An auspicious trilogy opener." -Kirkus Reviews

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