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By Clive Barker
Publisher HarperCollins
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Once upon a world where time is place a journey beyond imagination is about to unfold....It begins in the most boring place in the world: Chickentown, U.S.A. Candy Quackenbush lives in Chickentown, her heart bursting for some clue as to what her future might hold.When the answer comes, its not one she expects. Out of nowhere comes a wave, and Candy, led by a man called John Mischief (whose brothers live on the horns on his head), leaps into the surging waters and is carried away.Where? To the ABARAT: a vast archipelago where every island is a different hour of the day, from the Great Head that sits in the mysterious twilight waters of Eight in the Evening, to the sunlit wonders of Three in the Afternoon, where dragons roam, to the dark terrors of Gorgossium, the island of Midnight, ruled over by the Prince of Midnight himself, Christopher Carrion.As Candy journeys from one amazing place to another, making fast friends and encountering treacherous foes mechanical bugs and giant moths, miraculous cats and men made of mud, a murderous wizard and his terrified slaveshe begins to realize something. She has been here before.Candy has a place in this extraordinary world: she is here to help save the Abarat from the dark forces that are stirring at its heart. Forces older than Time itself, and more evil than anything Candy has ever encountered.Shes a strange heroine, she knows. But this is a strange world.And in the Abarat, all things are possible.

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97150 words97,150 words
432 pages432 pages
Lexile 760LLexile 760L
Grade 8 to 99Grade 8 to 99
Published 2002Published 2002
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