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  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (1 July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062010077
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062010070
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 3.3 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,417 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jasmine Richards was born in London, grew up in a library, and was the first in her family to go to university. After graduating from Oxford, and following a brief stint at New Scotland Yard, Jasmine chose a career in publishing over being the next Sherlock Holmes. Today she's a senior editor at a leading British publishing house. She now lives in Oxfordshire with her husband in an old wool mill. The Book of Wonders is her first novel and she would love to know what you think about it. Her website is www.jasminerichards.com.

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“From the start, I so wanted to know what happened next. The atmosphere and magic really pulled me in.” (Angie Sage, author of the internationally best-selling series, Septimus Heap)

“Readers will want to spend a thousand and one nights in the exotic world of The Book of Wonders. It’s a dazzling tale!” (Diane Zahler, author of The Thirteenth Princess)

In her skillful debut novel, Richards, an editor of children’s books in the U.K., keeps the novelties coming. (Publishers Weekly)

this buoyant debut offers a fresh plot, brisk pacing and engaging characters. A sprightly, accessible series opener recommended for those ready for a change of venue from standard-issue, middle-grade fantasy. (Kirkus)

Swiftly paced writing, appealing characters, and action-packed scenes carry the day. This first novel in Richards’s trilogy will appeal to fans of Rick Riordan’s “Percy Jackson” books. (School Library Journal)

About the Author

Jasmine Richards was born in London, grew up in a library, and was the first in her family to go to university. After graduating from Oxford she had a brief stint at New Scotland Yard, then chose a career in publishing over being the next Sherlock Holmes. Today Jasmine is a senior editor at a leading British publishing house and living in Oxfordshire with her husband in an old wool mill. The Book of Wonders is her first novel, and she would love to know what you think about it.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Nasralla on 12 Jan. 2012
Format: Hardcover
I had the privilege of getting to read an advanced readers copy of this book and thought it was outstanding from start to finish. It is an addictive read with non-stop adventure right from the off, and lots of unexpected twists throughout. It would be suitable for young readers and older ones too!! :) The story is about a teenage girl (Zardi) and her best friend Rhidan who have to save Zardi's sister from certain death and at the same time rescue Arrabitha from the clutches of the Sultan - their quest takes them across the ocean to mystery islands where they find Djinnis and other magical creatures... It really is a lovely story which leaves you satisfied but wanting more.... and I think there is a book 2 still to come. Can't wait!
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In the kingdom of Arribitha, magic and any talk of magic is forbidden by the tyrannical Sultan Shahry'r, but this doesn't stop thirteen-year-old Zardi from seeking them out. She dreams of adventure and magic and wants nothing more than to join a ship's crew, but as the youngest daughter of the Sultan's vizier, she knows that her life is going to be a lot more boring and organised.

When Zardi's sister, Zubeyda, is selected by the Sultan to be his praisemaker (a dubious honour that involves her having to call out his achievements for 90 days, at the end of which the sultan will hunt her with a pack of jackals), Zardi knows that she has to save her. Together with her best friend, Rhidan, they go looking for the Varish, a group opposed to the Sultan's rule. Soon they're embarked on an incredible adventure, including magic, djinni, monsters and even the most famous sailor adventurer of them all, the roguish Sinbad ...

Jasmine Richards's debut novel is a fast-paced and thrilling middle grade fantasy that draws on the Arabian Nights and transforms it for a new young audience.

Zardi (short for Scheherazade) is a strong-willed heroine, determined and resourceful she won't let anything stop her from saving her sister. I liked her relationship with best friend Rhidan, a silver-haired boy abandoned in the kingdom as a baby who's trying to find out what his own heritage is. Richards does well in managing the adventure so that both characters get a chance to shine and I enjoyed the way that while each is proud of the other's achievements, they also get a little envious sometimes too.
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I loved this book!

My friend gave me an advance copy of The Book of Wonders thinking that my ten year old nephew might enjoy it. On the train to visit him, I thought I would take a look at how it starts. Next thing I knew, I was almost missing my station! My poor nephew had to wait a little longer for his present. Jasmine Richards has written such an exciting tale, full of wonderful characters and exciting adventure. The pages seem to turn themselves as you follow Zardi and Rhidan's quest. When my nephew (finally!) got his hands on it, he enjoyed it even more than I did. It certainly ticks all the boxes for kids.

I would be amazed if this does not get turned into a film and you can certainly have some fun casting the parts in your mind! If it does, make sure you read the book first. It really is wonderful.
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By WaveGirl5678 on 16 Jan. 2012
Format: Hardcover
The Book of Wonders was a wonderful read, I finished it in one sitting and would highly recommend it. The premise, a re-imagining of aspects of the Arabian Nights and the story of Scheherazade was really intriguing and the author has crafted a smart, compelling, page turning adventure that simply grabs you and draws you along. The author has a great visual style and she evokes the world of Sinbad and the Arabian nights with brilliant imagery. The action scenes are fast-paced and almost cinematic and this adventure story is taut and filled with suspense and twists and turns. The central characters were brilliantly drawn and it was great to read such a kick-ass, courageous and selfless heroine in Zardi. Really looking forward to the rest of the trilogy.
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I must say I am normally not such a big reader, but this book caught me as soon as I had finished the first couple of pages. It is a perfect mix of adventure, magic, mystery, friendship and simply exciting moments! The best thing is, it has something to offer for all of us, even for me the "not such big fan even of Harry Potter"!

I highly recommend! However, do not start reading this book the day before you have an important deadline to meet!!
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