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Hollow earth

Hollow earth

Barrowman, John, 1968-; Barrowman, Carole E

Twins Matt and Emily Calder have imaginations so powerful that they can make art come to life. Their powers are sought by villains intent on accessing the terrors of Hollow Earth - a place where all devils, demons and monsters lie trapped for eternity. If Hollow Earth is breached, the world will be plunged into chaos

Paperback, Book. English. Fantasy fiction. Children's stories. Fiction 9+. Fantasy/Magic.
Published London: Buster, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: John and Carole E. Barrowman
ISBN: 1780550847, 1780550855, 1907151648, 9781780550848, 9781780550855, 9781907151644
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Physical Description: 326 p. : 1 ill., maps ; 20 cm.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 6
Interest Level: MY
Points: 12
Quiz Number: 224691


a fine piece of storytelling
Choice Magazine||a captivating children's fantasy adventure
S Magazine, The Sunday Express||Gripping||a pacy adventure
Book Witch||nail-biting, exciting read
Woman's Way||The central conceit - that certain people, known as Animare, are able to bring to life any picture they draw - is interesting and explored well, and the main characters, Matt and Emily Calder and their hearing-impaired friend Zach, are appealing and given convincing dialogue. The plot, meanwhile, sees sinister forces aligning to exploit the children's powers to open up a netherworld full of demons and there's a good use of lesser-known beasts from myth and fable.
Financial Times||an exciting page-turner...awash with devils and demons, set against an atmospheric backdrop
Scottish Sunday Post||a superbly exciting story
Newbury Weekly News||a world that is sure to capture children's imaginations
The Ulster Star||a fascinating premise for a story... The potential is huge and there is plenty of scope for more gripping adventures
Parents in Touch||a sincerely, skillfully written adventure story with an old-school feel and page-turning energy
Doctor Who News||fantastically mysterious... Books which transcend age like Hollow Earth are rare - we highly recommend it!||Hollow Earth isn't just any book. It may be the Next Big Thing in young adult literature||a brilliant read... keeps the reader on edge and hungry for the next page||A page-turning supernatural thriller with an educational side, with well researched detail into real paintings by famous artists
Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading