Abarat by Clive BarkerAbarat by Clive Barker

Abarat

byClive Barker

Paperback | August 31, 2004

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A journey beyond imagination
is about to unfold. . . .

It begins in the most boring place in the world: Chickentown, U.S.A. There lives Candy Quackenbush, her heart bursting for some clue as to what her future might hold.

When the answer comes, it's not one she expects.

Welcome to the Abarat.

Clive Barker is the bestselling author of twenty-two books, including the New York Times bestsellers Abarat; Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War; and The Thief of Always.He is also an acclaimed painter, film producer, and director. For twelve years Mr. Barker has been working on a vast array of paintings to illuminate the text of The ...
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Title:AbaratFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.99 inPublished:August 31, 2004Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060596376

ISBN - 13:9780060596378

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very Good I had a hard time getting behind the protagonist's motivation - it seems she has none, aside from making friends and exploring the strange islands of the Abarat. I kept going though, and I wasn't disappointed. If you want to dive into someone else's imagination for awhile, this is a good place to start.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a amazing book, I read this book when I saw 24 and fell in love with clive barkers writing of the abarat series, I have recommend this book to everyone I know and they have all fell in love with it like me. A must read
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This book is a great balance between the Narnia series we all love and The lord of the rings, a more adult read. This book transports us into a bizzare and majical realm that i beleive demonstrates the darkness of our world and the wonders of its pass life. Candy is a clasic confused little girl that knows that she is different but dosnt really know why or what is so special about her. This book is a great first installement to this series. I cant wait to read the next installement! I could not put it down and i could not wait to get home from school and read it everyday. The only negative thing i would have to say is that this book is dark and scary sometimes, somthing i myself am not used to reading in such childrens novels.
Date published: 2005-07-04

Editorial Reviews

“A blend of Alice in Wonderland and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” (Entertainment Weekly)