Samuel Blink and the Forbidden Forest by Matt Haig

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Funny and captivating fantasy from rising star Matt Haig!

Samuel and Martha?s new life with their Aunt Eda in Norway is filled with rules, but most important is rule number nine: NEVER?UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES? GO INTO THE FOREST. Sure their Uncle Henrik disappeared in the forest ten years ago, but it can?t be the forest?s fault?can it? Samuel is skeptical until he finds an unusual book, The Creatures of Shadow Forest, which describes the fantastic and sinister creatures supposedly living there. Could Aunt Eda be right? Samuel discovers the truth about the forest?s dangerous secrets when Martha becomes lost in the forest, and it?s up to him to save her.


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Matt Haig’s first novel for young readers, Samuel Blink and the Forbidden Forest, won the UK’s Blue Peter Book of the Year Award and the Gold Smarties Award. He is also the author of various adult novels, including The Labrador Pact and The Radleys. Reviewers have called his writing “totally engrossing,” “touching, quirky and macabre,” and “so surprising and strange it vaults into a realm of his own.” His books have been translated into twenty-five languages. He lives in York, England, and assures us he has never, ever been a cat—despite rumors that he was once a rather grumpy ginger tabby named Jeffrey.Stacy Curtis finds it purr-fectly impawsible he’s ever been a cat. He is, however, a cartoonist, illustrator, printmaker, and twin who has illustrated more than twenty-five books for children, including the New York Times bestseller The 7 Habits of Happy Kids. He and his wife, Jann, life in the Chicago area and happily share their home with two dogs, Derby and Inky, and no cats.
Published June 21, 2007 by Puffin. 348 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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No one does what 12-year-old Samuel Blink tells them to.

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SAMUEL BLINK AND THE FORBIDDEN FOREST is a sparkling juvenile debut by a writer who understands how children think --- his sense of fantasy is simultaneously playful and sinister, and his sophisticated tone and themes ensure that kids won't feel patronized (and that grownups who pick up the book ...

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