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The Accidental Highwayman
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The Accidental Highwayman
Being the Tale of Kit Bristol, His Horse Midnight, a Mysterious Princess, and Sundry Magical Persons Besides
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The Accidental Highwayman is the first swashbuckling adventure for young adults by talented author and illustrator, Ben Tripp.In eighteenth-century England, young Christopher "Kit" Bristol is the...
The Accidental Highwayman is the first swashbuckling adventure for young adults by talented author and illustrator, Ben Tripp.In eighteenth-century England, young Christopher "Kit" Bristol is the...
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  • The Accidental Highwayman is the first swashbuckling adventure for young adults by talented author and illustrator, Ben Tripp.

    In eighteenth-century England, young Christopher "Kit" Bristol is the unwitting servant of notorious highwayman Whistling Jack. One dark night, Kit finds his master bleeding from a mortal wound, dons the man's riding cloak to seek help, and changes the course of his life forever. Mistaken for Whistling Jack and on the run from redcoats, Kit is catapulted into a world of magic and wonders he thought the stuff of fairy tales.

    Bound by magical law, Kit takes up his master's quest to rescue a rebellious fairy princess from an arranged marriage to King George III of England. But his task is not an easy one, for Kit must contend with the feisty Princess Morgana, gobling attacks, and a magical map that portends his destiny: as a hanged man upon the gallows...

    Fans of classic fairy-tale fantasies will find much to love in this irresistible YA debut by Ben Tripp, the son of one of America's most beloved illustrators, Wallace Tripp (Amelia Bedelia). Following in his father's footsteps, Ben has woven illustrations throughout the story.

    "Delightful and charming. A swashbuckling adventure in the vein of Robert Louis Stevenson." –#1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson

 

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  • Ben Tripp grew up in the US in a creative household of travelers and artists. He spent a year in England at age seven, followed by a year roaming throughout Europe in a VW camper van. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design for illustration and at the age of 22 he became the youngest show designer ever recruited by Disney to work at Walt Disney Imagineering. He is the author of the adult novels Rise Again, Rise Again: Below Zero, and Fifth Chamber of the Heart. The Accidental Highwayman is his first novel for young adults.

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  • AudioFile Magazine Hold onto the reins as narrator Steve West delivers this tale of daring deeds and magical exploits past. Freed in a game of chance from his indenture to a travelling show, young Kit Bristol becomes the sole and faithful servant to an unconventional master. West employs a BBC accent, which is appropriate for an eighteenth-century manservant. It is Kit's loyalty (combined with excellent riding skills and quick thinking) that engenders his unlikely and unexpected transformation into famed highwayman Whistling Jack, who must rescue a princess from an enchanted coach. For a story told as retrospective, West conveys a contemplative mood but doesn't forsake the breathlessness of adventure. He creates unique voices for the princess; tightrope walker Lily; senile Uncle Cornelius; and fairies Willum and Gruntle. L.T. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine

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