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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (1 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007331991
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007331994
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.6 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 110,022 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Berlie Doherty was born in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, the youngest of three children. She always wanted to be a writer, but when she was little there were many things she wanted to be - a singer, ballet dancer, air hostess, librarian... Her serious writing started at university, where she trained to be a teacher. Now she lives in an isolated cottage in the country and writes in a barn overlooking the Pennines. She says of her writing: "After I finish a book I'm quite sad because I feel grieved that I have lost someone close; a great deal of myself is in my books."

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• Brought into the Essential Modern Classic branding, with ‘More than a Story’ section featuring background information and facts

• Promoted to schools via teacher mailings and on www.collinseducation.com

• Berlie Doherty is the best-selling and award-winning author of Dear Nobody and Granny was a Buffer Girl , both of which won the Carnegie Medal.

• Other Essential Modern Classic available: Elidor (978-0-00-727478-9), The Giver (978-0-00-726351-6) and Journery to Jo’Burg (978-0-00-726350-9)

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Laura saw the creature, silvery-white-haired, with a pearly horn between his ice blue eyes, and she saw the long-haired men beasts come leaping at her, out of the shadows.

Laura's blindness is suddenly lifted when Spellhorn and The Wild Ones know that only Laura can take them back to the safety of the Wilderness. But will Laura ever return to the darkness of her own world again?

"Berlie Doherty has magic in her."
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kate Earnshaw on 13 July 2005
Format: Paperback
I don't understand how anyone can give this book a bad review. I read this book when I was very young - maybe 9 or 10, and will never forget it. It's a magical journey that is so well-written that you can just curl up in an armchair reading it and be transported to a completely different world.
Berlie Doherty is a brilliant children's author, and her talents definitely shine in this novel.
Please don't just read this web page - buy this novel! You won't regret it!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Aug 2002
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I love this book! I have to say, this is definitely one of my favorite books. It's so imaginative and well-written.
It's about a blind girl called Laura who gets carried away by a unicorn into a world of magic where she can see, where old women ride unicorns and where Laura is needed to get the Wild Ones home to the Wilderness. Here, in this world of enchantment and colour Laura finds happiness. Here she is loved and respected, yet Spellhorn (The unicorn) knows that she must return home...
This is an enchanting tale of magic, bravery and mystery. It truly is a wonderful book.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 5 July 2000
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Well I read this when I was 9 ... But I still remember everything that happened.After i had finished the book I couldn't remember if it watched it on t.v.Because I could picture everything in my mind.Just shows how good the book is!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sweetdreamer on 16 April 2012
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This is the first book I read till the end, and now you'll always find me reading books.
I was 7-8 when I first read it and love it so much that I must have read it 20 times. The way the author has written it has given children so much imagery, I just bought it so that I can read it to my younger siblings.... You really need to buy the book to understand where everyone is coming from... Best book I ever read
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This is the first book I have ever reviewed and I read several books a week. My daughter brought this home as school reading and I was hooked from the begining. I finished reading it the next night. The tale is wonderful; taking you away to another place as any good story should. It was bitter sweet and after I'd finished I didn't know wether to be sad or happy. The made up language for the wild ones is a delight getting across the meaning to young readers without then having to try to hard to work out what is going on. We have now decided to call our meals bellyfull.
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