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Deptford Mice Trilogy #01: The Dark Portal

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In the British tradition of Redwall comes this first novel of a trilogy that is sure to capture fans both young and old. In the sewers of Deptford, there lurks a dark presence that fills the tunnels with fear. The rats worship it in the blackness and name it "Jupiter, Lord of All." Into this twilight realm wanders a small and frightened mouse — the unwitting trigger of a chain of events that hurtles the Deptford mice into a world of heroic adventure and terror.

Review:

"The author conveys a sense of place powerful enough to elevate the South London boroughs of Greenwich and Blackheath to requisite stops on any bookish child's literary tour of the British capital." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Young readers will enjoy the exploits of Audrey, Arthur, and friends." Children's Literature

Review:

"[An] entertaining and genuinely frightening dark fantasy." KLIATT

Review:

"The best scenes in the novel involve danger and action, often with gruesome details. The rats not only kill mice, they skin and eat them, so the narrow escapes and close calls are exciting, especially the final scene in which the mice finally battle Jupiter." School Library Journal

About the Author

Robin Jarvis worked in television and advertising before becoming a full-time author and illustrator. His first book, The Dark Portal, was short-listed for the 1989 Smarties Book Prize in England. Mr. Jarvis currently lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781587171123
Subtitle:
Deptford Mice Trilogy - Book One
Author:
Jarvis, Robin
Author:
Glassman, Peter
Afterword:
Glassman, Peter
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Animals - Mice Hamsters Guinea Pigs etc.
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Mice
Subject:
Survival skills
Subject:
Rats
Subject:
Escapes
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Deptford Mice Trilogy
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20010801
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.875 in 0.85 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 240 pages Seastar Books - English 9781587171123 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The author conveys a sense of place powerful enough to elevate the South London boroughs of Greenwich and Blackheath to requisite stops on any bookish child's literary tour of the British capital." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Young readers will enjoy the exploits of Audrey, Arthur, and friends."
"Review" by , "[An] entertaining and genuinely frightening dark fantasy."
"Review" by , "The best scenes in the novel involve danger and action, often with gruesome details. The rats not only kill mice, they skin and eat them, so the narrow escapes and close calls are exciting, especially the final scene in which the mice finally battle Jupiter."
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