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The Nordlings (The Notherland Journeys #1)

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Fifteen-year-old Peggy is trying to run away from her problems at home when she finds herself thrust back into a long-forgotten fantasy world called Notherland. An evil force is now threatening to destroy all who live there, and Peggy is the only one who can stop him.
Paperback, 207 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by Second Story Press
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Aug 17, 2010 Jody rated it liked it
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Peggy is an ordinary teenager. Dissatisfied with her life and wishing for independence, she sets off to sell her flute at a pawnshop in an attempt to earn some money of her own. Instead events take a different turn and she falls into a fantasy world that she remembers from her childhood fantasies, but never thought was real. Things have changed in The Notherland in her absence, and it's no longer the happy safe world she had visited as a child. Peggy doesn't want to be trapped in this strange pl ...more
Jan 02, 2009 Betty rated it it was amazing
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The Nordlings by Kathleen McDonnell

The first book of a trilogy, a Canadian Childrens Book Centre Choice, The Nordlings are the inhabitants of the Notherland world. Peggy, or Pay-Gee as the Nordlings refer to her, imagined this wonderful world into being when she was a young girl. Now a disillusioned and angry 15 year old, she is brought back to Notherland.

Notherland is in trouble and in danger of disappearing altogether. During Peggy’s four year absence, her imaginary world has undergone some ch
Jennifer Wardrip
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Many young children fantasize about imaginary friends and imaginary worlds, fictionalizing heroes and villains from their real-life experiences and turning them into make-believe.

Fifteen-year-old Peggy is far too old for the imaginary world of her past, but when she discovers that the world she created in her imagination as a child still exists, and is populated by fantastic creatures who depend upon her for survival, she is faced with a unique dil
Apr 05, 2012 Ian rated it it was ok
The basic idea of a teenager visiting the world she created as a child is nice, but the execution feels rushed and the book seems written for a lower demographic than the 15-year olds.
Jun 06, 2012 Lara rated it did not like it

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I was born in the U.S. and have lived in Canada most of my adult life. My writing cuts across many genres - fiction, plays, non-fiction, young-adult, you name it. Visit my website to find out more about my books and plays, and for info on my fantasy-adventure trilogy The Notherland Journeys, about a teenage girl with the ability to create imaginary worlds.
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