The Box of Delights: Or When the Wolves Were Running

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Hardcover, New York Review of Books, 2007, ISBN13 9781590172513, ISBN10 1590172515

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Strange things begin to happen the minute young Kay Harker boards the train to go home for Christmas and finds himself under observation by two very shifty-looking characters. Arriving at his destination, the boy is immediately accosted by a bright-eyed old man with a mysterious message: The wolves are running. Soon danger is everywhere, as a gang of criminals headed by the notorious wizard Abner Brown and his witch wife Sylvia Daisy Pouncer gets to work. What does Abner Brown want? The magic box that the old man has entrusted to Kay, which allows him to travel freely not only in space but in time, too. The gang will stop at nothing to carry out their plan, even kidnapping Kays friend, the tough little Maria Jones, and threatening to cancel Christmas celebrations altogether. But with the help of his allies, including an intrepid mouse, a squadron of Roman soldiers, the legendary Herne the Hunter, and the inventor of the Box of Delights himself, Kay just may be able rescue his friend, foil Abner Browns plot, and save Christmas, too.

At once a thriller, a romp, and a spellbinding fantasy, The Box of Delights is a great English childrens book and a perfect Christmas treat.

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Contributed by: Masefield, Judith
Publisher: New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
Publish Date: Oct 23, 2007
ISBN-13: 9781590172513
ISBN-10: 1590172515
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 312
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.05
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.8 x 5.7 x 0.8
Walmart No.: 9781590172513
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