Kingdom of the Golden Dragon (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
464
Utgivningsdatum
2005-02-01
Upplaga
New e.
Förlag
HarperPerennial
Översättare
Margaret Sayers Peden
Originalspråk
Spanish
Dimensioner
198 x 133 x 32 mm
Vikt
300 g
SAB
Hk=e,u
ISBN
9780007177486
Kingdom of the Golden Dragon (häftad)

Kingdom of the Golden Dragon

Häftad Engelska, 2005-02-01
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From one of the world's best-loved storytellers comes a magical novel of adventure and discovery - the sequel to Isabel Allende's bestselling City of the Beasts. Fifteen-year-old Alex Cold, his friend Nadia and his eccentric grandmother Kate embark on a journey to a mysterious, hidden land high in the Himalayas. There they find that the peaceful, spiritual lifestyle of the Forbidden Kingdom, which has remained unchanged for generations, is under threat. 'The Collector', a rich westerner, is plotting to steal the Golden Dragon, a valuable statue that can foretell the future... Full of the imagination and wonder that has made Isabel Allende one of the world's bestselling authors, The Kingdom of the Golden Dragon is an enthralling work of fiction that will delight the thousands of readers of all ages who bought and loved City of the Beasts.
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'This spellbinding novel, like its predecessor, is storytelling at its best' Mail on Sunday `Allende again proves her talent for evoking exotic landscapes, spinning tall stories and weaving seductive magic.' Sunday Times 'City of the Beasts is the kind of accomplishment to show readers that there's more to life than Harry Potter.' Literary Review

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Isabel Allende was born in 1942, and is the niece of Salvador Allende, who went on to become famous as the elected President of Chile deposed in a CIA-backed coup. She worked as a journalist, playwright and children's writer in Chile until 1974 and then in Venezuela until 1984. Her first novel for adults, `The House of the Spirits', was published in Spanish in 1982, beginning life as a letter to her dying grandfather. It was an international sensation, and ever since all her books have been acclaimed and adored in numberless translations worldwide.