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Product description

Essential Modern Classics are relaunched in gorgeous new covers bringing these timeless story to a new generation.

Robert is a boy who can do anything – or so old Edith Sorrel at the nursing home tells him. Robert doesn’t think so, knowing as he does that he is the school geek. But something compels him to do what Edith asks – to visit old Chance House, where a boy once fell to his death from the top floor flat, to confront his fears and find some answers.

Niker the bully thinks this is a great laugh. He challenges Robert to spend the night at Chance House with him – but there the balance of power changes, and it is Robert who proves to be the stronger.

Niker feels threatened by the change – and when he finds out Robert’s secret obsession, to make the dying Edith Sorrel a coat of feathers like in the old legend of the Firebird, he knows just how to wrest his old power back. But just how important is the coat of feathers? Could it really save Edith’s life?

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780007332007

Publisher

HarperCollins Children's Books

Date published

April 1st, 2010

Other details

  • 288 pages

Condition

New

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  1. swag62
    on 29 January 2015

    I think this book was very good and adventurous.if you like a mysterious story and then a upsetting ending this is a book for you.

    5out of 5
  2. bouncybunny
    on 5 March 2013

    A very mysterous book that made me cry and laugh out loud . The mysters aren’t even solved untill the last page. Any one young or old will enjoythis book

  3. kicky105
    on 6 March 2012

    This book is about a boy called Robert but everyone calls him Norbert. It is intriguing and will make you laugh and make you cry. The secret is not revealed until the last page! It is the best book ever!!

    5out of 5