We climb into the adventure of your dreams in the next classic adventure from bestselling author, Ben Miller.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Lana and Harrison are staying with their grandparents, when they discover their favourite tree to play in is under threat. That night, a magical golden thread leads them up through the hollow of the tree into a storybook land. A place where wind and rain rage and a fearsome beast terrifies all who live there.
When Harrison is kidnapped by the evil Spider Queen, Lana must do whatever it takes to find him. She has to save the villagers and restore the balance of the storybook world, before the night is out.
A breathtaking journey through magical worlds for all the family, featuring Lana and Harrison. The adventure-loving siblings from the bestselling The Day I Fell into a Fairytale, from master storyteller, Ben Miller.
Age Guide 7+
READ AN EXTRACT
One of the best things about staying with Nana and Grandad, apart from Grandad’s legendary homemade ginger beer and Nana’s world-famous apple strudel, was the Hollow Tree. Which was why, as soon as their father had dropped them off for the summer holidays, Lana and Harrison pulled on their wellies, clomped down the street, and squelched their way across the marsh to where their old friend was waiting.
There is something magical about hollow trees. Some people say they are the home of fairies and sprites. That you should always turn your coat inside out before you climb into one to protect yourself from their spells. Others say they are the entrances to enchanted worlds. Whether you believe in magic or not, if you ever played in the Hollow Tree at Nana and Grandad’s house, you would never forget it. It was hollow all the way up the inside, and generations of children had carved handholds so you could climb right up and stick your head out of the top. Best of all, it seemed to have a face.
In the middle of its trunk, two empty eye sockets sat above a twisty nose-hole. Below which was a gaping mouth lined with bulges that looked just like grinning teeth. Add to that the fact that its broken branches looked just like hair, and you might have thought the whole tree was about to laugh, or burst into song. Or maybe just crunch up your bones, swallow and release a leafy burp.
On this day in particular – a day which turned out to be very unusual indeed – the Hollow Tree had a surprise in store for Lana and Harrison. It had been surrounded by a bright yellow plastic safety barrier and pinned to its bark forehead was a large sign which read:
TREE FELLING IN PROGRESS.