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Maddigan's Quest

Maddigan's Quest

A TV jacketed edition for the 13 part children's TV series screening in New Zealand in February. This fantasy adventure revolves around the troupe of acrobats, clowns, jugglers and musicians who make up Madigan's Fantasia - a travelling circus. At the centre of the troupe is 12 y... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781869506025
Barcode 9781869506025
Published 20 January 2006 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback, New title
Author(s) By Mahy, Margaret
Availability Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order

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ISBN-13 9781869506025
ISBN-10 1869506022
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
Publication Date 20 January 2006
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Mahy, Margaret
Category Fantasy & Magical Realism
Novels, Other Prose & Writers
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 496
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 200mm
Spine: 27mm
Weight 350g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 16576

Description of this Book

Previously published as Maddigan's Fantasia (ISBN 1869505611), this book ties in with a 13-part children's series, screening in the UK on BBC TV, Channel Nine in Australia and TV3 in NZ in 2006, and includes a colour section of stills from the series. In a time not too far from our own, a colourful and bizarre group of travellers brave a post apocalyptic landscape - the acrobats, clowns, trapeze artists, jugglers and musicians who make up Maddigan's Fantasia. At the centre of the troupe is 12-year-old Garland, daughter of the late Ferdy Maddigan, Fantasia's ringmaster. Garland has made this trip many times, but this time the journey offers frightening new challenges - including three mysterious children who join with no explanation of their origin, who become a dangerous enigma for Garland who slowly unlocks their secret. The story is vintage Mahy - a stunning and imaginative story with superb characters. The television series was filmed in New Zealand, with award-winning Australian producer Ewen Burnett (Bootleg BAFTA 2003 award for Best Children's Television Drama) and John Barnett of South Pacific Pictures, the company that produced Whalerider, and is destined to become an international classic. The book is scheduled to release just before the television series screens.

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