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The Midnight Guardians

By Ross Montgomery

A middle-grade fantasy full of myth and legend, set in England’s “darkest hour” during the Blitz in WW2, from a Costa-shortlisted author.

Sometimes at the darkest hour, hope shines the brightest… When Col’s childhood imaginary friends come to life, he discovers a world where myths and legends are real. Accompanied by his guardians – a six-foot tiger, a badger in a waistcoat and a miniature knight – Col must travel to Blitz-bombed-London to save his sister. But there are darker forces at work, even than the Nazi bombings. Soon Col is pursued by the terrifying Midwinter King, who is determined to bring an eternal darkness down over everything.

  • A classic magical adventure from a Costa-shortlisted author.
  • An enchanting tale of magic, myth and legend, set against the historical backdrop of World War Two and the Blitz.
  • Ross Montgomery is an established and popular author, whose many fans include Katherine Rundell, Anna James and teachers everywhere!

About the author

Ross Montgomery started writing stories as a teenager, when he should have been doing homework, and continued doing so at university. His debut novel, Alex, the Dog and the Unopenable Door, was nominated for the Costa Children’s Book of the Year and the Branford Boase Award. It was also selected as one of The Sunday Times' “Top 100 Modern Children’s Classics”. His books have also been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Award while his picture book Space Tortoise was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award and included in The Guardian's Best New Children’s Books of 2018. He lives in London with his girlfriend and their cat, called Fun Bobby.

ISBN: 9781406391183
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 7, 2020
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 400pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $18.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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