The Song of the Quarkbeast (MP3 CD)
— Heather is our Director of Marketing at Tattered Cover & No.1 Fforde fan
second book in Fforde's hilarious and quirky series for young readers
doesn't disappoint! Jennifer Strange, acting manager of Kazam Mystical
Arts Management, is back, this time older, slightly wiser, and possibly a
little bit in 'like' with one of her wizard colleagues. As magic in the
Ununited Kingdoms is on the rise, the useless King Snod is trying to
control its use, the Kazam sorcerers are asked to find a very powerful
and mysterious magical object, and the beloved Quarkbeasts appear to be
more important than anyone imagined. Jennifer is a wonderful female role
model – full of imagination, courage, intelligence, and loyalty, and
Fforde's witty social commentary and inspired characters make for a
great story for young readers." ~ Heather
Magic has been in a sad state in the Ununited Kingdom for years, but now it's finally on the rise, and boneheaded King Snodd IV knows it. If he succeeds at his plot, the very future of magic will be at risk Sensible sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange, acting manager of Kazam Mystical Arts Management and its unpredictable crew of sorcerers, has little chance against the king and his cronies-but there's no way Kazam will let go of the noble powers of magic without a fight. A suspenseful, satirical story of Quarkbeasts, trolls, and wizidrical crackle.
About the Author
JASPER FFORDE is the critically acclaimed author of Shades of Grey, the Thursday Next series and the Nursery Crime series. After giving up a varied career in the film world, he now lives and writes in Wales and has a passion for aviation.