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April 05, 2016

Protector of books

By Jonathan Auxier

Sophie Quire is just an ordinary 12-year-old girl: She works as a bookmender in her father’s bookstore, reads until all hours of the night and is pursued through her village by a boy wearing a blindfold while attempting to steal books that are going to be burned to prevent the spread of nonsense. Well, maybe she’s not completely ordinary. In fact, in Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard, written by Jonathan Auxier, Sophie finds out very quickly that her very ordinary life is about to change in a very big way.

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Sophie Quire is just an ordinary 12-year-old girl: She works as a bookmender in her father’s bookstore, reads until all hours of the night and is pursued through her village by a boy wearing a blindfold while attempting to steal books that are going to be burned to prevent the spread of nonsense. Well, maybe she’s not completely ordinary. In fact, in Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard, written by Jonathan Auxier, Sophie finds out very quickly that her very ordinary life is about to change in a very big way.

Sophie first meets Peter Nimble when he rescues her from arrest after she steals a forbidden children’s book. Soon after, she is asked to repair a very old, and very damaged, book. Sophie is able to repair it, but when she wonders out loud who created the book, the book answers back. Sophie soon finds herself on the run, protecting the Book of Who and trying to find the Books of Where, What and When before the increasingly evil Inquisitor Prig finds them first.

Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard takes place two years after we first meet Peter Nimble in Auxier’s debut novel, Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes. Auxier manages to conjure the magic and adventure once again, while introducing us to a strong, brave and unwavering new hero. Thrust into adventure from the first pages and surrounded by an increasing assortment of fantastical characters, Sophie Quire proves why she is chosen to be the Last Storyguard.

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Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard

Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard

By Jonathan Auxier
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ISBN 9781419717475

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