The Beginning Woods by Malcolm McNeill

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The novel is geared toward a younger audience, but older readers will be better able to appreciate some of the more mature themes and content. Max is pale-skinned. McNeill’s storytelling skills shine in this witty, delightful story about the power of imagination and dreaming.
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A 2018 Carnegie Medal NomineeA MYSTERY NO ONE CAN SOLVE

The Vanishings started without warning. People disappearing into thin air—just piles of clothes left behind. Each day, thousands gone without a trace.

A BABY NO ONE WANTED

Abandoned in a bookshop, Max has grown up haunted by memories of his parents. Only he can solve the mystery of the Vanishings.

A SECRET THAT COULD SAVE THE FUTURE

To find the answers, Max must leave this world and enter the Beginning Woods, a realm of magic and terror where stories are all too real.


A STORY THAT WILL TAKE YOU TO ANOTHER WORLD

Greater than your dreams. Darker than your fears. Full of more wonder than you could ever desire. Welcome to the ineffable Beginning Woods. . . .
 

About Malcolm McNeill

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Published January 9, 2018 by Sky Pony Press. 528 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction
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Excellent
on Dec 06 2017

The novel is geared toward a younger audience, but older readers will be better able to appreciate some of the more mature themes and content. Max is pale-skinned. McNeill’s storytelling skills shine in this witty, delightful story about the power of imagination and dreaming.

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