Un Lun Dun

Paperback, 474 pages

English language

Published Sept. 24, 2008 by Del Rey.


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What is Un Lun Dun?It is London through the looking glass, an urban Wonderland of strange delights where all the lost and broken things of London end up . . . and some of its lost and broken people, too--including Brokkenbroll, boss of the broken umbrellas; Obaday Fing, a tailor whose head is an enormous pin-cushion, and an empty milk carton called Curdle. Un Lun Dun is a place where words are alive, a jungle lurks behind the door of an ordinary house, carnivorous giraffes stalk the streets, and a dark cloud dreams of burning the world. It is a city awaiting its hero, whose coming was prophesied long ago, set down for all time in the pages of a talking book.When twelve-year-old Zanna and her friend Deeba find a secret entrance leading out of London and into this strange city, it seems that the ancient prophecy is coming true …

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  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
  • Fiction / Science Fiction / Adventure
  • Science Fiction - Adventure
  • Science Fiction - General
  • Fiction
  • Children's Books - Young Adult Fiction
  • Science Fiction