The Astonishing Chronicles of Oscar from Elsewhere

The Astonishing Chronicles of Oscar from Elsewhere


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Let me get this straight. I'm on a trip with the following people:
1) Bronte, a girl who makes magical 'Spellbinding' rings,
2) Alejandro, a former pirate/current prince who can shoot arrows and make fire from stones,
3) Imogen, who can read broken maps and is a kickboxing master,
4) Esther, who saved her entire world from some kind of ancient monster,
5) Astrid, a smart ten year old who can read minds, and
6) Gruffudd, a surprisingly speedy (and always hungry) Elf.

And who am I? Just a kid who skips school to ride a skateboard.

The Astonishing Chronicles of Oscar from Elsewhere is the account of Monday through Friday of last week. That's when Oscar found himself on a quest to locate nine separate pieces of a key, held by nine separate people, in order to unlock a gluggy silver spell that had trapped the Elven city of Dun-sorey-lo-vay-lo-hey. The quest was an urgent one. Friday at noon, the spell would become permanent, the Elves would be crushed to death and Oscar would be trapped in this magical world forever. (The account, it should be noted, has been written at the request of a small public school's Deputy Principal. She wants to know exactly what Oscar considered more important than coming to school last week.)

From the award-winning Jaclyn Moriarty comes an enchanting tale of cryptic challenges, breathtaking danger and 360 kick flips.

Title:The Astonishing Chronicles of Oscar from Elsewhere
Edition Language:English
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    The Astonishing Chronicles of Oscar from Elsewhere Reviews

  • Trisha

    I know anytime I feel sad, I can think of this book and my heart with swell with joy.(thanks Esther)....

  • Belles Middle Grade Library

    I absolutely LOVE this series! I can’t say hardly anything since this is I believe the 4th in the series, but wow! We have some old favorites from books 1 & 3 in this one, & we meet a new character ...

  • Linda

    I was beyond excited when I was in Dymocks last week and saw that Jaclyn Moriarty had a fourth book in the 'A Kingdoms and Empires' series. I love them so much, I know I'm not the targeted audience bu...

  • Kristin Martin

    When a children’s book can be adored by both children (it is 7 year old Daisy’s favourite book ever) and adults (me!), then it is something special. Jaclyn’s sense of humour and quirkiness, alon...

  • Alicia fourth Kingdoms and Empires book is another narrated in turns by two children- here, Imogen, the eldest of Bronte's girl cousins, and the titular Oscar, a b...

  • Georgia

    This book was so interesting, a great way to continue the kingdoms and empires series. Following the story of the eleven kingdom and the keys was so amazing. These books are so much fun and the ideas ...

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  • Cormac Sullivan


  • great and interesting!...

  • Isaac