The Uncommoners #1: The Crooked Sixpence

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Anyone with a Hogwarts-shaped hole in their lives can’t miss this fantasy series opener. Dive into a secret underground city below London where ordinary objects are capable of extraordinary magic!

"Part Tim Burton, part J.K. Rowling! A terrific debut." —Soman Chainani, New York Times Bestselling Author of the School for Good and Evil series

Welcome to a world where nothing is quite as it seems…

When their grandmother Sylvie is rushed to the hospital, Ivy Sparrow and her annoying big brother Seb cannot imagine what adventure lies in store. Soon their house is ransacked by unknown intruders, and a very strange policeman turns up on the scene, determined to apprehend them . . . with a toilet brush.

Ivy and Seb make their escape only to find themselves in a completely uncommon world, a secret underground city called Lundinor where ordinary objects have amazing powers. There are belts that enable the wearer to fly, yo-yos that turn into weapons, buttons with healing properties, and other enchanted objects capable of very unusual feats.

But the forces of evil are closing in fast, and when Ivy and Seb learn that their family is connected to one of the greatest uncommon treasures of all time, they must race to unearth the treasure and get to the bottom of a family secret . . . before it’s too late.

Debut novelist Jennifer Bell delivers a world of wonder and whimsy in the start of a richly uncommon series.



Hardcover, 320 pages
Published on January 31, 2017 by Crown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0553498436
ISBN-13: 9780553498431
7 Book Reviews
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  • asher tiston Monday, March 6, 2017 at 6:51 am
    my teacher made this book mrs bell and her first name is jenifer
    • duckie2085
      duckie2085Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 6:00 am
      I got this book from my library and am halfway through reading it. (In one sitting) It's amazing and really imaginative. I'm not going to spoil the book, but actually read it. Also enter the contest. It's lit :)
      • flips4days
        flips4daysTuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:11 am
        its beast
        • flips4days
          flips4daysTuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:09 am
          this book is so lit
          • bananadream240
            bananadream240Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7:08 pm55 stars
            yeah it looks pretty lit, indeed. Have you entered the contest?
          • sasmitatangudu
            sasmitatanguduMonday, February 27, 2017 at 9:45 am
            I think its awesome
            • phoenix23425
              phoenix23425Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 4:39 pm
              I think it's so cool. I took the sneak peek and It's good.

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