The Collectors by Jacqueline West audiobook

The Collectors

By Jacqueline West
Read by Ramón de Ocampo

Greenwillow Books, HarperCollins 9780062691699

The Collectors Series: Book 1

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982551735

  • ISBN: 9781982551728

  • ISBN: 9781982551742

Runtime: 8.60 Hours
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Even the smallest wish can be dangerous. That’s why the Collectors are always keeping watch.

The Collectors sweeps listeners into a hidden world where wishes are stolen and dreams have a price. Fast-paced, witty, and riveting, this contemporary fantasy adventure has magic woven through every page.

It's the first book in a two-book series from Jacqueline West, the New York Times–bestselling author of The Books of Elsewhere series. For fans of Serafina and the Black Cloak, The Isle of the Lost, and The Secret Keepers.

Van has always been an outsider. Most people don’t notice him. But he notices them. And he notices the small trinkets they drop, or lose, or throw away—that’s why his collection is full of treasures. Then one day, Van notices a girl stealing pennies from a fountain, and everything changes. He follows the girl, Pebble, and uncovers an underground world full of wishes and the people who collect them. Apparently not all wishes are good and even good wishes often have unintended consequences—and the Collectors have made it their duty to protect us. But they aren't the only ones who have their eyes on the world’s wishes—and they may not be the good guys, after all.  

Jacqueline West, author of the New York Times–bestselling Books of Elsewhere series, draws readers into a story about friendship, magic, and the gray area between good and evil. The Collectors is for fans of Cassie Beasley’s Circus Mirandus and Jonathan Auxier’s The Night Gardener.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Original, brave, and addictive…This is a world you’re going to want to return to long after the book is done.” Adam Gidwitz, New York Times bestselling author
“West has created a captivating mythology around wishes…as well as thoughtful explorations of power and the unexpected, sometimes negative, consequences of good intentions…West’s magical adventure offers humor and warmhearted adventure.” Publishers Weekly
“A brilliant fantasy adventure exploring the consequences of getting what you wish for.” Booklist
“West has constructed a fast-paced and engrossing tale of a boy wrestling with the consequences of power and responsibility…Readers may not wish to leave this magical world.” Kirkus Reviews
“Magic and mystery lurk behind every shadow in this inventive, engrossing, and wonderfully strange adventure.” Anne Ursu, author of The Real Boy

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Jacqueline West

Author Bio: Jacqueline West

Jacqueline West, a two-time Pushcart nominee for poetry, is also the author of the kid- and critic-beloved middle-grade Books of Elsewhere series. Jacqueline lives amid the bluffs of Red Wing, Minnesota, with her husband, son, and their dog, Brom Bones.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 8.60
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English