Synopses & Reviews
In this exceptionally well-crafted tale, Coriander tells the story of her childhood in seventeenth-century Londonand of her discovery that she has inherited magical powers from her mother, who was a fairy princess. But her mothers sudden death brings on a dark time for Coriander. And after mourning her beloved mother and dealing with the disappearance of her father and the wrath of her evil stepmother, Coriander finds herself locked in a chest with no hope of escape and no will to survive. But when a bright light beckons to her, it is then that Corianders journey truly begins. Beautifully written, this magical and luminous story is destined to become a childrens classic.
In seventeenth-century London, Coriander, a girl who has inherited magic from her mother, must find a way to use this magic in order to save both herself and an inhabitant of the fairy world where her mother was born.
With atmospheric writing, Gardner creates a new exhilarating fairy tale of a young girl who in the 17th century discovers she has inherited mysterious abilities from her mother.
When her father dies and she is left in the care of her cruel stepmother, young Coriander Hobie fears what the future will bring, but when she suddenly discovers she has magical powers similar to those of her late mother, Coriander must learn to master them in order to gain the courage she needs to leave and go out in the world on her own. Reprint.
About the Author
Sally Gardner lives in London.