The Midnight Hour

The Midnight Hour - The Midnight Hour

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Publisher's Synopsis


The first spellbinding adventure in Benjamin Read and Laura Trinder's magical Midnight Hour series!

'A fantastic magical adventure featuring a cast of Ghibli-esque characters, a feisty heroine and a hedgehog. I loved it.' M.G. LEONARD, author of BEETLE BOY

'Fans of Nevermoor will love this' THE BOOKSELLER 

'I haven't enjoyed this kind of caper so much since Harry PotterNEW STATESMAN

'Pure delight' THE GUARDIAN 

Emily's parents have vanished into the secret world of the Midnight Hour - a Victorian London frozen in time - home to magic and monsters.

Emily must find them in the city of the Night Folk, armed only with a packed lunch, a stowaway hedgehog and her infamously big mouth.

With bloodthirsty creatures on her tail, Emily has to discover the truth to rescue her parents. What family secret connects her to the Midnight Hour? And can she save both worlds before she runs out of sandwiches?

  • The critically-acclaimed first book in the much-loved Midnight Hour series
  • A hilarious, spooky adventure full of genuine scares and belly laughs!
  • Coraline meets A Wrinkle in Time: all the makings of a modern classic
  • Continue the adventure with books 2 and 3, The Midnight Howl and The Midnight Hunt

About the Publisher

Chicken House

Chicken House

Scholastic is an award-winning publisher of original children's books. Scholastic publishes more than 600 new hardcover, paperback, and novelty books each year. The list includes the phenomenally successful publishing properties Harry Potter? and Captain Underpants?, the beloved series Clifford The Big Red Dog?, Goosebumps?, The 39 Clues?, I Spy?, Bone, The Magic School Bus?, Fly Guy, Geronimo Stilton, and The Hunger Games trilogy.

Book information

ISBN: 9781911490906
Publisher: Scholastic
Imprint: Chicken House
Pub date:
Edition: Paperback original
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 273
Weight: 208g
Height: 129mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 19mm