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  • Published: 1 April 2014
  • ISBN: 9780552572286
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $19.99

The Forbidden Library

Alice always thought fairy tales had happy endings – until the day she met her first fairy . . .

Late one night Alice Creighton hears her father having an argument with a fairy – a snarling, bald beast with warts and needle-like teeth.

The next day her father disappears, never to return. And Alice is sent to live with Master Geryon, an uncle she never even knew existed.

Geryon has a dark, mysterious library which is strictly off-limits to Alice. But after meeting a talking cat who is willing to sneak her in, Alice opens a book and suddenly finds herself inside it – and the only way out is by conquering the dangerous creatures within . . .

  • Published: 1 April 2014
  • ISBN: 9780552572286
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Django Wexler

Django Wexler graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh with degrees in creative writing and computer science, and worked for the university in artificial intelligence research. Eventually he migrated to Microsoft and Seattle, where he now lives with two cats and a teetering mountain of books. When not planning Shadow Campaigns, he wrangles computers, paints tiny soldiers, and plays games of all sorts.

www.djangowexler.com @DjangoWexler

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Praise for The Forbidden Library

Compulsive fantasy with a brave, brilliant heroine.


Reminiscent of Corneila Funke's Inkheart and Neil Gaiman's Coraline . . . Wexler ingeniously creates an inventive world with interesting creatures and frightening situations.

School Library Journal

The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler is a dream come true for book lovers, child and adult alike . . . certainly deserving of becoming a classic in the future.


Working in the grand tradition of children’s fantasy, Wexler’s off to a promising start

Kirkus Reviews

A charming, adventuresome fantasy from a promising new author


Will gratify book lovers and fantasy experts alike

The Horn Book

A refreshing and unique tale – one that rises above the clichés it could so easily have fallen into – that entertains on every level. It’s pitched perfectly to its audience (as well as those who are a few years older...) and, while only time will tell if it becomes a classic, it treats the familiar tropes with care and respect, leaving the reader wanting more after the final page has been turned.


This is a brilliant story, and Django Wexler is a name to remember - as if you could forget it!

Books Monthly, Children's Book of the Month

Rich and dense and creative

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