Nowhere in Particular
|Author:||Joy H. Davidson; Nina Kudinova (Illustrator)|
When Milly's beloved grandmother dies, she and her parents have to leave their home in the city and take over the remote family farm. Sad and isolated, Milly spends her days playing alone - until, as if out of nowhere, Max and Poppy show up. The three children quickly become inseparable. But Max and Poppy aren't what they seem, which Milly finds out one stormy night when a terrified Max tells her that Poppy is missing. To save her best friend, Milly must cross the mysterious Bridge to Nowhere and enter a land filled with spirits, gremlins, gargoyles and sorcerers. Here, she will start to uncover the truth about her own destiny - and her grandmother's secret past. This middle-grade fantasy story is the first in a trilogy about 10-year-old Milly's adventures in Nowhere in Particular, a world teeming with unforgettable characters that range from charming to sinister. Author Joy H. Davidson has woven a fast-paced storyline that will captivate and delight both children and parents, while, at the same time, exploring themes of loss, friendship, resilience and self-belief with wit and sensitivity. With dozens of stunning illustrations by Nina Kudinova, Nowhere in Particular fills a gap in the market by catering to children aged 7-10 who are ready to transition from picture books to chapter books.