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The Amber Room (Wings, Wands & Weird Worlds #1)

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Fourteen year old kleptomaniac, North, gets a chance to use his compulsion to steal to save the life of his sister, India, when a mysterious accident leaves her hospitalised in a coma. With the help of the eccentric, Dr. Tan, North is transported in and out of dark fairy tale worlds, through a portal in a magical amber room in a hospital.
Guided by a feisty fairy, Rosie Bo
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Kindle Edition, 165 pages
Published April 7th 2012 by Amber Badger (first published April 3rd 2012)
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Karen Murray-Gow
Apr 21, 2012 Karen Murray-Gow rated it it was amazing
If you want to go on a rollercoaster journey with a thief and a feisty fairy, as they plunge into darkness and fly back up into the light, grab your box of Kleenex, sit back and let the story of the Amber Room unfold. You will need plenty as you mop up tears of sadness and cry from laughing at North and Rosie Boot’s comical rapport. The Amber Room will make the younger reader demand a night light, whilst allowing teenagers to revisit fairytale favourites, but be warned, they are not fluffy!

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Amanda
Apr 14, 2012 Amanda rated it it was amazing
The Amber Room is beautifully written and well polished. The writing is often poetic. It's gothic spooky and hilarious at the same time.

I was engrossed from the very first paragraph. I liked the protagonist, North straightaway. He's a normal fourteen year old boy who just can't help stealing and this gets him into more trouble than you can imagine. His antics made me laugh aloud a lot. "North didn't like mints, but he was going to steal them anyway."

He's late meeting his sister, India and this h
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Dec 11, 2014 Writerbizwoman rated it it was amazing
Edgy and fast paced Middle Grade fiction for ages 12 +, it came highly recommended by my daughter Jessica. Great mix of adventure and fantasy with an interesting light fingered central character.
Jessica Comley
May 19, 2014 Jessica Comley rated it it was amazing
Tom Harris is a marvellous writer and this book is an incredible read! I couldn't put it down
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Mar 09, 2015 D.J. rated it really liked it
A very intense journey through a modern fairy tale - well worth reading.
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Tom Harris is a writer of edgy Middle Grade & YA fiction for ages 12+ whose tales of adventure and fantasy are always laced with a twist of humour, horror and suspense.

He has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Portsmouth, where he works as a Sports Administrator at the Student Union. He is a member of S.C.B.W.I (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators)and the Portsmou
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