Verdigris Deep

by Frances Hardinge


  • Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.73 out of 5
  • Published May 2nd 2008 by Macmillan Children's Books
  • Original Title: Verdigris Deep
  • ISBN: 0330441906 (ISBN13: 9780330441902)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Literary Awards: Carnegie Medal Nominee (2008)

Verdigris n. a blue-green rust that tarnishes ageing and forgotten copper coins, altering them entirely…One evening, Ryan and his friends steal some coins from a well. Soon after, strange things begin to happen. Peculiar marks burn on Ryan’s knuckles and light bulbs mysteriously explode. Then the well witch appears, with her fountains for eyes and gargled demands. From now on the children must serve her ― and the wishes rotting at the bottom of her well.From an award-winning author, a wholly original modern classic in the making, with a great, new paperback look.