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The real boy, Anne Ursu ; drawings by Erin McGuire

Label
The real boy
Title
The real boy
Statement of responsibility
Anne Ursu ; drawings by Erin McGuire
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On an island on the edge of an immense sea there is a city, a forest, and a boy. The city is called Asteri, a perfect city that was saved by the magic woven into its walls from a devastating plague that swept through the world over a hundred years before. The forest is called the Barrow, a vast wood of ancient trees that encircles the city and feeds the earth with magic. And the boy is called Oscar, a shop boy for the most powerful magician in the Barrow. Oscar spends his days in a small room in the dark cellar of his master's shop, grinding herbs and dreaming of the wizards who once lived on the island generations ago. Oscar's world is small, but he likes it that way. The real world is vast, strange, and unpredictable. And Oscar does not quite fit in it. But it's been a long time since anyone who could call himself a wizard walked the world, and now that world is changing. Children in the city are falling ill, and something sinister lurks in the forest. Oscar has long been content to stay in his small room in the cellar, comforted in the knowledge that the magic that flows from the trees will keep his island safe. Now, even magic may not be enough to save it
Summary
Spending his days working in the dark cellar of a powerful magician's shop, young misfit Oscar worries that the magic that has long protected his city is failing when children begin falling dangerously ill
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10222749
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ursu, Anne
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 8-12
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
730
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 7
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McGuire, Erin
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pinocchio
  • Herbalists
  • Magic paraphernalia
  • Recluses
  • Magic
  • Apprentices
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
The real boy, Anne Ursu ; drawings by Erin McGuire
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9780062015075
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013021861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)827259810
Label
The real boy, Anne Ursu ; drawings by Erin McGuire
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9780062015075
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013021861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)827259810

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