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Children's Fiction Fantasy

The Atheneum

by (author) Trevor Newland

Simply Read Books
Initial publish date
Sep 2021
Fantasy, Books & Libraries, General
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 7 to 18
  • Grade: 1 to 12


In the Atheneum, everyone has an adventure waiting.

And so when young Jack, voiceless, alone and lost in a storm, seeks shelter there one night, he finds himself wandering its winding corridors under the guidance of a mysterious old man who has made a most peculiar offer: Jack must find a voice of his own among the dusty old books that line its endless shelves.

But sooner than he'd imagine, he slips into somewhere farther than he's ever been from home but closer than he's ever been to where he should be.

About the author

Trevor Newland is an author and illustrator of stories for young AND old people. He has been a professional musician and songwriter, and he has published fiction for adults. Currently, he teaches literature and creative writing at Langara College in Vancouver. This is his fourth book, and it was inspired by countless classic adventure stories he read as a youth. The young hero of this adventure is Jack, inspired by Trevor’s own son (who also loves to read), and Trevor hopes that Jack (as well as YOU) will find the same inspiration in these classic tales of high adventure. Remember, all you need to fly through the air on a cannon ball, to be sneezed out of a whale, to come face-to-face with a raging hound on the moors, or to visit a mad tea party is to pick up a good book.

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