The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson (Author), Alex T. Smith (Illustrator)
Paperback: 208 pages
Age Range: 7 – 11 years
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Book
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.
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Eva Ibbotson is one of the best-loved children’s writers in the world.
Her first children’s novel was published in 1975, and her most famous story, JOURNEY TO THE RIVER SEA, won the Smarties Gold Prize in 2001.
Her books have been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, and many other literary awards.
Eva died at the age of 85 in 2010