Illustrated by Saara Katariina Söderlund.
Editor’s Choice in The Bookseller. Book of the Month in Cumbria Life.
Magic awaits, all you have to do is believe…
When thirteen-year-old Olia steps through a magical doorway, she discovers another land. A land tangled by magic, where hope is lost, and a scheming wizard holds all the power.
Soon Olia learns that she is destined to save this land, but with time running out and her new friends and family in danger, she must search for the magic within herself – to save everything and everyone she loves.
An enchanting fairy-tale adventure about the power of love and courage, and believing in magic against all odds, from the bestselling author of The House with Chicken Legs and The Girl who Speaks Bear.
SIGNED copies available to preorder from your local independent bookshop (search for yours here). Also available to preorder from all good bookshops, including Waterstones, Foyles, Blackwells, Amazon, and Hive.
“Anderson combines classic storytelling with resonant themes of courage, belief and forgiveness in this delicious Russian-inspired fairytale. It may just be her best book to date.” Fiona Noble, The Bookseller Editor’s Choice
“A tantalising tale amid stories of spirits … Funny, warm and engaging there is also a real sense of adventure.” Cumbria Life Book of the Month, review by Will Smith of Sam Read Books.
“A true triumph of middle grade magic and imagination.” Gavin Hetherington; Bookseller, Booktuber and Host of Believathon
“Beautiful and uplifting.” Peter Bunzl, author of Cogheart
“An enchanting and beautifully-told fairytale.” Rashmi Sirdeshpande, author of How To Be Extraordinary