Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact by A. J. Hartley

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For fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society--now in paperback!

Eleven-year-old Darwen Arkwright has spent his whole life in a tiny town in England. So when he is forced to move to Atlanta, Georgia, to live with his aunt, he knows things will be different--but what he finds there is beyond even his wildest imagination!

Darwen discovers an enchanting world through the old mirror hanging in his closet--a world that holds as many dangers as it does wonders. Along with his new friends Rich and Alexandra, Darwen becomes entangled in an adventure and mystery that involves the safety of his entire school. They soon realize that the creatures are after something in our world--something that only human children possess.
 

About A. J. Hartley

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AJ Hartley (www.AJHartley.net) is the author of several bestselling adult novels and has been published in over twenty-seven languages worldwide. He lives with his wife and son in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Darwen Arkwright series is his first for children.
 
Published October 13, 2011 by Razorbill. 448 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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Eleven-year-old Darwen Arkwright, recently transplanted to Atlanta from England, found out last semester that he’s a mirroculist: He can travel to the fantastical (and dangerous) world of Silbrica through mirrors.

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As if new living arrangements, new school and new country weren’t enough to contend with, how about facing whole new worlds?

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Publishers Weekly

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Enrolled in a pompous private school (where he is bullied and ridiculed for his accent and his ignorance of American customs), the miserable Darwen is given a mirror that turns out to be a gateway to the strange world of Silbrica.

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New York Journal of Books

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A sign hanging above the door reads, “Mr. Octavius Peregrine’s Refractory Emporium: Mirrors Priceless and Perilous.” As Darwen looks around the store, he notices one mirror swinging back and forth.

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Hillside Academy is a weird and terrifying place, and Darwen, who turns out to have strange abilities having to do with mirrors, forms an odd group of friends who don't fit in with the sleekly dangerous, rich Southern boys who dominate the school.

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Common Sense Media

At night, the mirror becomes a portal to an enchanted world, and when monsters from the other side threaten to spill out into our reality, Darwen and his friends must act to prevent a full-scale invasion.

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Persephone Magazine

New this month in the world of YA fantasy is Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact, by A.

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