Pub date: 01/06/2001
Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / Children's / Teenage fiction & true stories
Junior Fiction / Junior
Under Platform 13 at Kings Cross Station is hidden a quite remarkable secret. Every nine years a doorway opens to an amazing, fantastical island.
Nine years ago, the island's baby prince was stolen on the streets of London. Now a rescue party, led by a wizard and an ogre, must find him and bring him back. But the kind prince has become a spoilt rich boy, who doesn't believe in magic and doesn't want to go home. Can they rescue him before time runs out – and the doorway disappears for ever? 'This kind of fun will never fail to delight' Philip Pullman
Eva Ibbotson writes for both adults and children. Her books for children, with their fantastic creatures, outrageous characters, dark humour and brilliant storytelling, have much in common with Roald Dahl's.
Which Witch was runner-up for the Carnegie Medal and The Secret of Platform 13 was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize. Her latest titles are The Star of Kazan and Journey to the River Sea.
She lives in Newcastle, UK.