The Kingdom and the Cave

The Kingdom and the Cave - Virago Modern Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE

'She was a literary treasure, and her books will continue to delight for years to come' PHILIP PULLMAN
'Witty and endlessly inventive' CHRIS RIDDELL
'She's one of the most important and interesting children's fiction writers of the last fifty years' NEIL GAIMAN

'The Under People. They live in a huge Cave. They are thought to be boring upwards. Giant worms and flying ants. Underground magic'

Mickle, the palace cat, knows the kingdom is in danger. He can feel it in his whiskers and he has found a mysterious note in the royal library ... (Yes, of course he can read, and speak - if he chooses to!) Mickle can't trust the King and Queen with his mission, so he and Prince Michael, with the help of their animal friends (and quite a bit of magic!), set out on a perilous quest to find the sinister Under People, discover their secret power and save the Kingdom of Astalon.

In her first novel, written when she was only a teenager, Joan Aiken showcases the imagination, wit and storytelling zest that would lead to classics like Arabel's Raven and The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.

Book information

ISBN: 9780349005874
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Virago
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 182
Weight: 140g
Height: 128mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 14mm