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The Uncommoners: The Crooked Sixpence by Jennifer Bell
Review by Gayle Surrette
Crown Books for Young Readers Library Binding / eBook  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780553498448
Date: 31 January 2017 List Price $19.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK

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Product Description: 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.

(Source: Crown Books for Young Readers)

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