A Corner of White: Book 1 of The Colours of Madeleine by Jaclyn MoriartyA Corner of White: Book 1 of The Colours of Madeleine by Jaclyn Moriarty

A Corner of White: Book 1 of The Colours of Madeleine

byJaclyn Moriarty

Hardcover | April 1, 2013

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The first in a rousing, funny, genre-busting trilogy from bestseller Jaclyn Moriarty!

This is a tale of missing persons. Madeleine and her mother have run away from their former life, under mysterious circumstances, and settled in a rainy corner of Cambridge (in our world).

Elliot, on the other hand, is in search of his father, who disappeared on the night his uncle was found dead. The talk in the town of Bonfire (in the Kingdom of Cello) is that Elliot's dad may have killed his brother and run away with the Physic teacher. But Elliot refuses to believe it. And he is determined to find both his dad and the truth.

As Madeleine and Elliot move closer to unraveling their mysteries, they begin to exchange messages across worlds - through an accidental gap that hasn't appeared in centuries. But even greater mysteries are unfolding on both sides of the gap: dangerous weather phenomena called "color storms;" a strange fascination with Isaac Newton; the myth of the "Butterfly Child," whose appearance could end the droughts of Cello; and some unexpected kisses...

Jaclyn Moriarty grew up in Sydney, Australia, with 4 sisters, 1 brother, 2 dogs, and 12 chickens. She studied law at the University of Sydney, Yale, and Cambridge, and worked as an entertainment lawyer before she wrote the Ashbury High novels, including The Year of Secret Assignments, The Murder of Bindy MacKenzie and The Ghosts of Ash...
Title:A Corner of White: Book 1 of The Colours of MadeleineFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 8.54 × 5.82 × 1.15 inPublished:April 1, 2013Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0545397367

ISBN - 13:9780545397360

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great start to the trilogy I loved this book and the narrator was perfect. Very interesting concept of the two worlds.
Date published: 2017-08-05

Editorial Reviews

Praise for A Corner of White: Book 1 of The Colors of Madeleine "Fun and charming." - CBC The Next Chapter "[A] fabulously quirky fantasy . . . Psychological depth, heroic action, wit, suspense and invention intertwine beautifully. Not to be missed." - The Toronto Star *"As always, [Moriarty''s] irresistible characters help readers navigate a tantalizingly complex plot that will leave them eagerly awaiting the next book." &mdah; Horn Book , starred review *"Unlike anything else out there . . . Quirky, charming, funny, sad: another winner from this always-surprising author." - Kirkus , starred review "Moriarty''s marvelously original fantasy is quirky, clever, and delightful . . . Expect readers to flock to Moriarty''s name and stay for the whole Colors of Madeleine trilogy." - Booklist