I, Coriander | Sally Gardner

I loved I, Coriander by Sally Gardner – a lot.
From the beautiful front cover to the delicious story within.
The gorgeous, courageous Coriander is a friend from page one.
The historical setting of London during the troubled reign of King Charles the First mixes seamlessly with the fantasy parallel world that Coriander escapes into.
However Coriander soon discovers that running away creates its own issues with new troubles.
For good younger readers 8+
In this exceptionally well-crafted tale, Coriander tells the story of her childhood in seventeenth-century London, and of her discovery that she has inherited magical powers from her mother, who was a fairy princess. But her mother’s sudden death brings on a dark time for Coriander, and after mourning her beloved mother and dealing with the disappearance of her father and the wrath of her evil stepmother, Coriander finds herself locked in a chest with no hope of escape and no will to survive. But when a bright light beckons to her, it is then that Coriander’s journey truly begins. Beautifully written, this magical and luminous story is destined to become a children’s classic. 

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