The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson

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...a big thanks to Eva Ibbotson (albeit post-humously) for saving our new generation from becoming a "distant and daunting place" by writing this fabulous novel, The Secret of Platform 13.
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Under Platform 13 at King's Cross Station there is a secret door that leads to a magical island . . .

It appears only once every nine years. And when it opens, four mysterious figures step into the streets of London. A wizard, an ogre, a fey and a young hag have come to find the prince of their kingdom, stolen as a baby nine years before.

But the prince has become a horrible rich boy called Raymond Trottle, who doesn't understand magic and is determined not to be rescued.

The Secret of Platform 13 is an exciting magical adventure from Eva Ibbotson, the award-winning author of Journey to the River Sea.

'This kind of fun will never fail to delight' Philip Pullman

 

About Eva Ibbotson

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Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna, Austria, on January 21, 1925. She graduated from Bedford College, London with a degree in physiology in 1945 and the University of Durham with a degree in education in 1965. Her first book, The Great Ghost Rescue, was published in 1975. She primarily wrote children's book and romance novels for adults and young adults. Her other works include The Secret of Platform 13, The Star of Kazan, Which Witch?, Island of the Aunts, Dial-a-Ghost, The Ogre of Oglefort, A Company of Swans, and A Song For Summer. She won the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize for Journey to the River Sea. She died on October 20, 2010 at the age of 85.
 
Published September 4, 2008 by Macmillan Children's Books. 243 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction
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Reviewed by IolantheWrites on Aug 02 2013

...a big thanks to Eva Ibbotson (albeit post-humously) for saving our new generation from becoming a "distant and daunting place" by writing this fabulous novel, The Secret of Platform 13.

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