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The Upside Down River: Tomek's JourneyTomek lives a quiet life running his late parents' village store, which has everything you could ever need, and more. Then one day a girl visits. She asks Tomek if he sells something he's never heard of before: a drop of water from the magical River Qjar, which flows back to front and upside down. When he admits he has none, she slips away. Tomek is desperate to follow the mysterious girl, and so he sets out on an incredible adventure. To find the upside down river, he must journey through strange and wondrous places: the Forest of Oblivion where monstrous bears roam, a meadow of deadly scented flowers, a long-hidden island cursed by a witch, and beyond . . . A million-copy bestseller in France, this beloved fantasy story is at last published in English for the very first time. Translated by Ros Schwartz
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"The writing is simple yet lyrical and, in a word, this book is delightful. Ideal for reading aloud to dreamy, imaginative children" * Irish Independent * "A fantasy story bursting with singular charm... The tone of this book is unlike anything else in the children's book world now. It's philosophical, profound, yet playful too, and Tomek's journey is truly eye-opening." -- Andrea Reece * LoveReadings *
Jean-Claude Mourlevat (Author) Jean-Claude Mourlevat was born in Ambert, Auvergne in 1952 in a farming family. He studied in Strasbourg, Toulouse, Bonn and Paris, and worked as a German teacher in college before becoming an actor. He performed as the clown character Guedoulde in a show that toured France and internationally and has also staged works by Brecht, Cocteau and Shakespeare. Jean-Claude Mourlevat turned to writing for children in the late 1990s and has since published numerous books for young readers and won several awards including the Prix des Incorruptibles and the Sorcieres Prix. In 2021 he was given the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. He lives near Saint-Etienne, with his wife and their two children.