"The Twelve and the Genii" Is Published

The Twelve and the Genii is a children's fantasy novel by Pauline Clarke, published in 1962.

It was awarded the Carnegie Medal and the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis. Its title in the U.S. is The Return of the Twelves. It concerns twelve toy wooden soldiers that at one time belonged to Branwell Brontë and his sisters (the original "Genii" of the title).

Pauline Clarke (born 1921) is an English writer who has written for young children under the name Helen Clare, for older children as Pauline Clarke, and more recently for adults under her married name, Pauline Hunter Blair. Her best-known work is The Twelve and the Genii which won the Carnegie Medal in 1962 and the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis in 1968.