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Fiction Ages 10+
Pages: 144
Themes: fantasy, flute, quest, adventure
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/09/2004
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Camrose, a perfectly normal 12-year-old, has inherited responsibility for an ancient bone flute, an object of quest for two time-wandering rivals, one of them lord of the Otherworld. With the help of her friend Mark and the not-quite-human Miranda, Camrose braves fire and much worse to claim the flute and restore it to its rightful—and unexpected—owner.

Booklist - April 18, 2005
"Well-paced suspense."
Canadian Children's Book News - April 1, 2005
"A mysterious adventure."
Resource Links - November 15, 2004
"The creepy suspense is extremely well conveyed." "Very enjoyable entertainment."
Canadian Book Review Annual - November 15, 2004
"A tantalizing blend of mystery, adventure, and fantasy that keeps readers on the edge of their seats from start to finish." "Highly recommended."
CM Magazine - October 15, 2004
" . . . an intricate, suspenseful plot . . ." " . . . rich with detail . . ." "This talented author's second contribution to the English market is nothing short of a total success, and children's literature in Canada is all the better for it." "Highly Recommended."

Awards

CCBC Our Choice  | 2005 | Commended
Red Cedar nominee  | 2007 | Short-listed
Silver Birch nominee  | 2006 | Short-listed
Langley Book of the Year nominee  | 2007 | Commended

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