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Barnaby Grimes: Legion of the Dead By Paul Stewart

Barnaby Grimes: Legion of the Dead
by Paul Stewart

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In Dickensian times, people were terrified of being buried alive, and so were left in their coffin with a wire, attached to a bell and tied to a finger of the body. Those who found themselves awake in the darkness of their coffin could wiggle their finger and summon help. One night Barnaby hears the tinkling of little bells in the graveyard.
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Barnaby Grimes: Legion of the Dead Summary


Barnaby Grimes: Legion of the Dead by Paul Stewart

Barnaby Grimes is a tick-tock lad, high-stacking his way across the rooftops of his city in search of adventure and mystery. In each tale, he encounters a supernatural force and must battle the horrors that await him. In "Legion of the Dead", Barnaby finds himself embroiled in a plot that includes a legion of zombies raised from the dead. In Dickensian times, people were terrified of being buried alive, and so were left in their coffin with a wire, attached to a bell, running from above the ground, down through the earth and the lid of the coffin, and tied to the little finger of the buried body. Those who found themselves awake in the darkness of their coffin could wiggle their finger and summon help. And so one night, Barnaby makes a shortcut through a graveyard and is horrified to hear the tinkling of dozens of little bells...

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About Paul Stewart


Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell are the creators of the hugely successful Edge Chronicles, which have sold over two million copies and have been translated into over thirty languages worldwide. Their other collaborations include the Barnaby Grimes series and the Far Flung Adventures, the first of which, Fergus Crane, won the 2004 Gold Smarties Prize. Paul Stewart is the author of a number of previous titles for children including The Midnight Hand and The Wakening (a Federation of Children's Book Groups Pick of the Year) for the Yearling list. Chris Riddell is an accomplished graphic artist who has illustrated many acclaimed books for children. Winner of many prestigious awards including the UNESCO Prize (for Something Else), the Kate Greenaway Medal (in 2001 and 2004 for Pirate Diary and Jonathan Swift's 'Gulliver') and the Gold Nestle Prize for Ottoline and the Yellow Cat, he is also the political cartoonist for the Observer.

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GOR002008956
Barnaby Grimes: Legion of the Dead by Paul Stewart
Paul Stewart
Barnaby Grimes
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Random House Children's Publishers UK
2008-07-03
240
0385611935
9780385611930
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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