“The debut we have all been waiting for . . . Jennifer Bell’s thorough understanding of what children love to read strikes you from the opening page. There is magic in the plot, magic in the words and magic in the minds of everyone who is lucky enough to follow the irrepressible Ivy Sparrow into the extraordinary world of Lundinor. This is an unputdownable treasure of a book that sweeps you off on the adventures that you most long to be on, with characters that you will want as your closest friends, to places that you will never want to leave. If you really want an amazing summer holiday this year, pack this book.” —The Best New Children’s Books (an independent supplement by the Publishers Association) printed in the Guardian.
The Best New Children’s Books
June 20, 2016