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Beyond the Deepwoods
by Paul Stewart (more about Paul Stewart) 441/227 illustrated by Chris Riddell
first published 1998
Fantasy and Magic for ages 9 to 13 published by Corgi Yearling
Available from:  Amazon.co.uk
* £3.99, Usually dispatched within 2-3 days
Mrs Mad's humble opinion
9/10 Very good. I am pleased with this.
What's it about?
Join the adventures of Twig as he searches the dangers of the Deepwoods to discover his true identity!
What happens?
Brought up by a family of woodtrolls, Twig has always wondered why he was so different. Finally his mother explains that they found him abandoned in the Deepwoods and brought him up as one of their own. Now the differences are too great and she decides Twig must go away for his own safety. So begins Twig's adventures as he travels through the Deepwoods to relatives of his parents. Straying from the path, something he has always been warned not to do, he encounters goblins, trogs people eating trees and many other bloodthirsty creatures!
Is it easy to read?
Suitable for any reader with some independence, some of the names might need checking but don't be put off, keep going. Suitable for all, particularly those boys who can't find anything to read.
Anything else?
A brilliant read, if you like a bit of fantasy or a lot of blood and guts! As soon as Twig wanders off the path we begin a roller-coaster adventure, where our hero escapes the claws and gnashing teeth of one monstrous creature only to fall headlong into the claws, or jaws of another. This is a wonderfully written, pacy story that will delight it's readers, I think this will be a really worthwhile series to get into!
Other books by Paul Stewart include CloudWolf, Midnight Over Sanctaphrax, Snowblind, Stormchaser, The Curse of the Gloamglozer, The Midnight Hand.
Who says so?
This review by Mrs Mad.
The publisher reckons...
Abandoned at birth in the perilous Deepwoods, Twig is brought up by woodtrolls. One night, Twig does what no woodtroll has ever done before, he strays from the path. As he progresses through a nightmare world, one desire drives him on: the longing to discover his true identity and his destiny.
And what do you think?
Amazon.co.uk
Here is a tale of fantastic lands at the edge of the world, where certain rocks float in the air and the feared Deepwoods are crowded with extraordinary trees and creatures. Paul Stewart tells the story with considerable input from Chris Riddell's copious
Amy Ashington
My opinion of this outstanding book cannot really be expressed in a couple of sentences. It is brilliant, a good read for all ages, in my opinion, AND I AM 14! well I was 12-13 then. I actually want to become a writer some day and this brill book has insp
Amy Ashington
My opinion of this outstanding book cannot really be expressed in a couple of sentences. It is brilliant, a good read for all ages, in my opinion, AND I AM 14! well I was 12-13 then. I actually want to become a writer some day and this brill book has insp
David Langford, Amazon
Here is a tale of fantastic lands at the edge of the world, where certain rocks float in the air and the feared Deepwoods are crowded with extraordinary trees and creatures. Paul Stewart tells the story with considerable input from Chris Riddell's copious
Ed Attrill, Greashams Preparatory School
The book is about a young boy who sets of on a journey through the treacherous deepwoods to try and discver his true identity .On his quest he mets many strange creatures from the slaughterers to the fearsome glomeglozer . This thrilling book is completed
hELENA, ST. jAMES
I love this book it realy brings you into the book. Please please do a video of the books. Helena.
Mark, St. Ignatius
Beyond the Deepwoods is a very good book. It is a richly inventive fantasy with fabulous illustrations by Chris Riddell, written with more than usual elegance. Every single chapter of Beyond the deepwoods is packed with action and adventure. I much prefer
Rachel-Olivia, Barcelona
Stormchaser was a book that represented adventure and magic down to the very finest detail, by telling the story of Twig, his friends and his father, Cloud Wolf- the are sky-pirates, navigating the sky in a giant ship, searching for storms. I liked the bo
Lena, Belgium
It was fanatastic, i love the whole thing, Twigs home is so amazing! I wonder if he ever will write a book where you can see all the anomals and creatures. In ore country we have only the two first books.
John E P, London
Incredible. Moves at breakneck pace, with a cliffhanger ending on each page, if not two! It is a "children's book", but I am 16 and loved it.
Richard Rhodes, Todmorden High school
The curse of the gloamgoazer is a prequel to one of the best books ever written. This book takes the role of a new character, Quint. The main tale is based on how he discovers something which will haunt the Edge for the rest of the time that he sees. The More...
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