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About Talendia: The Lost Boy:


"A magical tale, exquisitely written. Fast paced and packed full of page turning adventures with witches, dragons and goblins. I nicked this book from my kids room one evening - and couldn’t return until I’d finished! My kids (11 and 8) have loved it too. Really reminded me of the pace of the princess bride and I can easily imagine this being adapted for the big screen. Can’t wait for the next instalment!" Ms (

Between the attractive covers of this well-presented book lies an intriguing, web-like, fantasy-adventure story, which CPID recommends to all imaginative young fiction readers. With hints of Alice in Wonderland, A. E. Colmer paints a labyrinthine world for Frida’s amazing adventures."J. B. (

"As a teacher of 9 and 10 year olds, I am so happy to find a story that contains all the magical ingredients of Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings and a bit of Alice in Wonderland all mixed together and that is actually written for your average 8 to 11 year old. The story ends on a cliff hanger which certainly makes you want to read the next book to find out what happens– a clever ploy to make children want to read on!" C. M. (

"Talendia is a great read. It took me into a completely new world full of Griffins, giant snakes and dragons. The characters are really believable: you can picture what they look like and are feeling as they go through their adventure in Talendia. I can't wait to read the next book!" F. L. (


"I Ioved reading Talendia, it's full of original ideas and exciting characters. I particularly liked the dangerous toads and the dragon. It was fast paced and I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. You must read it!" L. G. (

"Talendia is a great book for young readers (ages 9-14) of Fantasy. There is plenty of page-turning adventures that will keep readers engaged in the story. Dialogue of the characters is easy for them to understand and follow. Those who enjoy this book will be anxiously waiting for the next book in this series." Arlene (

"I really liked reading this book. It is full of fantastic creatures and amazing situations. I especially liked the Griffin, that you can see on the cover but also the 2 main characters, long ears Alpert and his friend Frida. I recommend reading this book if you like fantasy and adventure stories. It is a real page turner and I cannot wait to read the sequel." Cecile (

"The illustrations and the creatures in this book are super beautiful and interesting, which was one aspect of the book that I really liked." Najwa (

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