A Waterstones Best Book of 2020. A Sunday Times and The Times Children’s Book of the Year.
Illustrated by Saara Katariina Söderlund.
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.
“An intimately cadenced adventure, rendering the magically charged setting a character of its own while emphasizing themes of perspective, family legacy, and following one’s gut.” Publisher’s Weekly, starred review
“Bursting with positivity, it revels in sibling and parental love, friendship and the idea of what home really means.” Nicolette Jones, The Times & The Sunday Times Children’s Books of the Year.
“Pure, glorious escapism.” Alex O’Connell, The Times Children’s Book of the Week.
Available from all good bookshops, including Waterstones, Blackwells, and Hive. An audiobook, read by Katherine Press, is available from Audible.
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