A Corner of White: Book 1 of The Colours of Madeleine
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545397360 Hardcover
384 Pages | 5.82" x 8.54" | Ages 12 & Up
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...
Raves & reviews:
"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