A loving homage to Eva Ibbotson’s The Secret of Platform 13 from superfan Sibeal Pounder, this charming and eccentric novel works brilliantly on its own merits. Desperate to preserve the mist of their island, our band of unlikely heroes venture far afield in search of solutions.
Discover why the secrets are escaping in this fun, magical adventure by Sibeal Pounder, beautifully illustrated by Beatriz Castro. Beyond Platform 13 is inspired by characters from Eva Ibbotson's classic, The Secret of Platform 13.
The Island of Mist is under siege and Odge Gribble and Prince Ben are in hiding. Desperate to find out why the mist is disappearing, Odge travels through the gump to Vienna, to find a mistmaker expert.
But in yet another case of mistaken identity, Odge finds Lina, a nine-year-old girl looking for adventure. With the help of friends old and new, and some very interesting magic, Odge and Lina must discover the secret of the mist, before they lose their beloved island completely.
Sibeal Pounder is the author of Witch Wars and is Eva Ibbotson's biggest fan. Her magical story celebrates twenty-five years of Eva's original, with an updated illustrated edition of The Secret of Platform 13 also available.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 21 mm
Twenty-five years after Ibbotson's The Secret of Platform 13, Pounder picks up the story. The Island of Mist is under seige from wicked harpies - can Odge and Lina discover the secret of the mist before it's too late? -- Marianne Levy * i Weekend *
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Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy.
So a revisit to a loved children's classic - by a different author too.... what can you expect from this?
Well my verdict is brilliance, magical and... More
“A sequel full of the same magic, madness, humour and warmth!”
‘The Secret of Platform 13’ was written by Eva Ibbotson and published in 1994. Ibbotson’s book is full of wonderful wit and wonder, and has become a much-loved favourite, and a go-to recommend for booksellers.
“A must read for fans of Eva Ibbotson”
It’s always a joy to revisit a place we love, and Sibeal Pounder has taken me there.
Full of larger than life characters, fun and excitement are abound in this magical mix up. You will not be disappointed.
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