Twelve Nights
Twelve Nights

Twelve Nights

Written by Andrew Zurcher
Book #1 in the Twelve Nights Series
10 - 13
Reading age
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Feb 16, 2021
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A magical tale of imagination, adventure, and the power of storytelling, perfect for fans of The Golden Compass and A Wrinkle in Time. Kay’s father has gone missing on Christmas Eve! And when Kay and her sister Ell go to his office, everyone he works with claims never to have heard of him. So later that evening, when Kay wakes up to find two mysterious strangers outside her bedroom window, talking about her father and looking for the last remnants of his existence, she demands to know what’s happened to her dad. The two strangers, Flip and Will, are wraiths, on a mission to bring Kay and Ell’s father to their world–the world of woven stories and grand imagination that their father has spent his career studying. Only things in that world have gone very wrong, and the Bride of Bithynia, the only being who can set things right, is nowhere to be found. Can Kay and Ell find their father and join Flip and Will in a centuries-old battle to save the world? Debut author Andrew Zurcher has created a world as captivating as Lyra’s Oxford and Alice’s Wonderland in this spellbinding quest of a novel. Praise for Twelve Nights * Debut author Zurcher writes with surety and panache . . . a superb adventure. –Booklist, STARRED REVIEW One for the bookshelf of any fantasy enthusiast. –Kirkus Reviews

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What Should I Know As a Parent

Families are unique and have different expectations for the books they choose to read. The following are concepts included in this book that some parents may wish to seek out or avoid.

Note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be concepts in this book that are not included or have been insufficiently or incorrectly detailed here.

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • In what ways does the story relate to storytelling?
  • Who is your favorite character, and why?


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Book Details

Publication Date
February 16, 2021
Viking Books For Young Readers
Page Count
Middle Grade
Reading Age
10 - 13 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
Lexile® Level
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
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