The wonderling

2017, Book , 450 pages :
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Summary/Review: Welcome to the home for wayward and misbegotten creatures, run by the evil Miss Carbunkle, a cunning villainess with a cold impenetrable heart, who be more...
Summary/Review: Welcome to the home for wayward and misbegotten creatures, run by the evil Miss Carbunkle, a cunning villainess with a cold impenetrable heart, who believes her terrified young charges exist only to serve and suffer. Part animal and part human, the poor young "groundlings" in the orphanage toil in classroom and factory, forbidden to enjoy anything regular children do - but most particularly singing and music. For the Wonderling, an innocent, one-eared, fox-like eleven-year-old with no proper name but only a number - 13 - "the Home" is the only one he has ever known. But when unexpected courage leads him to protect a young bird groundling, Trinket, from being bullied, she in return gives the Home's loneliest inhabitant two incredible gifts: a real name - Arthur, like the good king in the old stories - and a best friend. Using Trinket's ingenious invention, they escape from the Home and embark on an adventure that takes them on an extraordinary quest into the wider world and down the path of Arthur's true destiny. -
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