Book #1 Strangest Adventures

The Shadow Thief

by Alexandra Adornetto

On Sale: 01/01/2012


About the Book

Revisit bestselling Alexandra Adornetto's first trilogy in this new format. Ages: 10+

Millipop Klompet and Ernest Perriclof live in the uneventful town of Drabville, where the cautious Ernest spends his time enlarging his rock collection and Milli dreams of adventure. When the pair are kidnapped from their homes and brought to live in the gothic mansion known as Hog House, they are adopted by the madcap Mr and Mrs Mayor and a series of bizarre encounters follows. things do not add up and the children find that sinister plans are beginning to emerge. Why has the notorious Lord Aldor stolen the shadows of all of the town's residents and where are they being held? Assisted by a band of prisoners, the children must venture into the taboo territories, and battle the perils dished out by the Lurid Lagoon, in order to outwit Lord Aldor and prevent him from executing his secret master plan. Praise for the Shadow thief:'Clearly [Adornetto] is already an Australian literary phenomenon ... to read the Shadow thief is to be thrust into a fast-moving plot full of menace and thrills, amply seeded with a magnificently precocious vocabulary'the Courier-Mail 'an impressive debut ... a wonderful fantasy story, full of adventure and scary, dark shadows'the Australian Women's Weekly 'a comic fantasy full of magic'the Sydney Morning Herald

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780732294526
  • ISBN 10: 0732294525
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 01/01/2012
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price: 14.99 AUD


Alexandra Adornetto penned her first novel at thirteen and is now a New York Times bestselling author. She lives with her five-pound Yorkie named Boo Radley, who she rescued from a trailer park in Alabama. As a child, she saw a lot of ghosts. Her parents were concerned. She now lives in Hollywood with all the other misfits. You can find her online at and follow her on Twitter @MissAllyGrace.

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Other Works by Alexandra Adornetto

Haunted (Ghost House, Book 2)

by Alexandra Adornetto

Ghost House (Ghost House, book 1)

by Alexandra Adornetto

Halo (Halo, #1)

by Alexandra Adornetto

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