A stand-alone fantasy adventure that will have children engrossed right from the beginning.

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The Knot Impossible (A Tale of Fontania)

$24.99

A rollicking steampunk sea adventure in which a boy who suffers stage-fright is suddenly centre stage: the only one who can right an ancient wrong and save the kingdom.

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  • Description

    In The Knot Impossible, Rufkin must learn to try harder. He is sent to work in a salvage yard, where vicious cave lizards lurk in the mud, among rusting ship hulks saved for scrap.

    When he hears a small voice cry “Help!” from the riverbank mangroves, Rufkin and his reluctant new neighbour, Nissy, are caught up in a perilous sea adventure that threatens to bring the end-of-days.

    Rufkin, the boy who suffers stage-fright, is suddenly centre stage: the only one who can right an ancient wrong and save the kingdom.


  • Book Details

    Country of Origin New Zealand
    Reader Age 8-12 year, 11-14 year
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  • Reviews

    1. Magpies magazine (Australia), November 2015

      As usual with Barbara Else’s writing, there are some subtle descriptions and clever characterisations, that help the reader keep abreast of the fast-moving and often very amusing plot.

    2. Bookrapt (NZ), November 2015

      A stand-alone fantasy adventure that will have children engrossed right from the beginning.

    3. Poetry Box (NZ), November 2015

      There is nothing like diving into a good book and loving it so much, you keep turning the pages because you want to stay in that imagined world for as long as you can. That’s how I felt reading Barbara Else’s The Knot Impossible. Fontania comes to shimmering life as a place because the detail is magnificent. The characters are complicatedly lovable and lovingly complicated. This means they matter. You care about what happens to them.

    4. Around the Bookshops (NZ), September 2015

      With her inimitable wit, sense of story and eye for detail Barbara Else has created for her readers another enchanting story.


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