The Other Alice

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About The Book

What happens when a tale with real magic, that was supposed to be finished, never was? This is a story about one of those stories . . .

Midge loves riddles, his cat, Twitch, and – most of all – stories. Especially because he's grown up being read to by his sister Alice, a brilliant writer.

When Alice goes missing and a talking cat turns up in her bedroom, Midge searches Alice’s stories for a clue. Soon he discovers that her secret book, The Museum of Unfinished Stories, is much more than just a story. In fact, he finds two of its characters wandering around town.

But every tale has its villains – and with them leaping off the page, Midge, Gypsy and Piper must use all their wits and cunning to work out how the story ends and find Alice. If they fail, a more sinister finale threatens them all . . .

A rich and twisting tale of magic, riddles and the power of imagination, from a classic author.

'An exciting, original, gripping adventure, embroidered with riddles and curses, laced with dry wit, and which gallops along at a terrific pace'Daily Mail
'Beautifully written… a true testament to the power of storytelling' Guardian
'A story brimming with magic, riddles and extremely mischievous ink. Wonderful storytelling' Abi Elphinstone, author of the Dreamsnatcher series

About The Author

Photo Credit: Charlie Hopkinson

Michelle Harrison is the author of eight novels for children and young adults, and her work has been translated into 17 languages. Her first book, The Thirteen Treasures, won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. The Other Alice won the Calderdale Book of the Year Award. A Sprinkle of Sorcery is her eighth novel and a sequel to the best-selling A Pinch of Magic.
 
Prior to being a full-time writer, Michelle worked as a bookseller and then an editor at Oxford University Press. She lives in Essex and has a son, Jack, and three cats: Marmite, Sorsha and Widdershins.

Why We Love It

A story brimming with magic, riddles and extremely mischievous ink. Wonderful storytelling.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (June 2, 2016)
  • Length: 352 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471124273

Raves and Reviews

An exciting, original, gripping adventure, embroidered with riddles and curses, laced with dry wit, and which gallops along at a terrific pace
 

– Daily Mail

Beautifully written…a true testament to the power of storytelling

– The Guardian

A real beauty - with characters who come to life & a girl full of stories. Enthralling.

– Imogen Russell Williams

I've hailed Michelle as the new Enid Blyton and I still stand by my words. She weaves fantasy with ease into a contemporary setting. This book is pure magic!

– Serendipity Reviews

The thrilling intensity of the plot will certainly give you the chills, even on a warm summer's day… a fantastic five star read for me; really engrossing and one of the best books that I've read so far from Michelle Harrison.

– Mr Ripley's Enchanted Reads

A fast-paced, tautly woven story stuffed full of imagination, magic and adventure… a punchy adventure that also delves into the power of imagination

– Julia Eccleshare, lovereading.co.uk

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