Un Lun Dun

Category: Book
By (author): Mieville, China
Subject:  FICTION / Fantasy / General
  FICTION / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
  JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
Awards: YALSA Best Books for Young Adults (2008) Winner
New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age (2008) Winner
Publisher: Ballantine
Published: January 2008
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 8.20in x 5.50in x 1.10in
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From The Publisher*What is Un Lun Dun?

It is London through the looking glass, an urban Wonderland of strange delights where all the lost and broken things of London end up . . . and some of its lost and broken people, too–including Brokkenbroll, boss of the broken umbrellas; Obaday Fing, a tailor whose head is an enormous pin-cushion, and an empty milk carton called Curdle. Un Lun Dun is a place where words are alive, a jungle lurks behind the door of an ordinary house, carnivorous giraffes stalk the streets, and a dark cloud dreams of burning the world. It is a city awaiting its hero, whose coming was prophesied long ago, set down for all time in the pages of a talking book.

When twelve-year-old Zanna and her friend Deeba find a secret entrance leading out of London and into this strange city, it seems that the ancient prophecy is coming true at last. But then things begin to go shockingly wrong.


From the Hardcover edition.
Review Quote*"Mieville's compelling heroine and her fantastical journey through the labyrinth of a strange London forms that rare book that feels instantly like a classic and yet is thoroughly modern."
- Holly Black, bestselling author of the YA novels TITHE and VALIANT

 
"A book which shows the world as it truly is: full of marvels and monsters and unexpected opportunities for heroism and magic. UN LUN DUN is delicious, twisty, ferocious fun, a book so crammed with inventions, delights, and unexpected turns that you will want to start reading it over again as soon as you've reached the end."
- Kelly Link, author of STRANGER THINGS HAPPEN and MAGIC FOR BEGINNERS


From the Hardcover edition.
Biographical NoteChina Miéville is the author of King Rat; Perdido Street Station, which won the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the British Fantasy Award; The Scar, which won the Locus Award and the British Fantasy Award; Iron Council, which won the Locus Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award; and a collection of short stories, Looking for Jake. He lives and works in London. Un Lun Dun is his first book for younger readers.


From the Hardcover edition.