This fast-paced and funny magical adventure from the bestselling Sibeal Pounder is the sequel to Eva Ibbotson's classic, The Secret of Platform 13, and fully illustrated by Beatriz Castro.
Discover why the secrets are escaping in this fun, magical adventure by Sibeal Pounder, beautifully illustrated by Beatriz Castro. Beyond Platform 13 is inspired by characters from Eva Ibbotson's classic, The Secret of Platform 13.
The Island of Mist is under siege and Odge Gribble and Prince Ben are in hiding. Desperate to find out why the mist is disappearing, Odge travels through the gump to Vienna, to find a mistmaker expert.
But in yet another case of mistaken identity, Odge finds Lina, a nine-year-old girl looking for adventure. With the help of friends old and new, and some very interesting magic, Odge and Lina must discover the secret of the mist, before they lose their beloved island completely.
Sibeal Pounder is the author of Witch Wars and is Eva Ibbotson's biggest fan. Her magical story celebrates twenty-five years of Eva's original, with an updated illustrated edition of The Secret of Platform 13 also available.
About the Author
Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna, but when the Nazis came to power her family fled to England and she was sent to boarding school. She became a writer while bringing up her four children, and her bestselling novels have been published around the world. Journey to the River Sea won the Nestle Gold Award and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Some of her other young fiction titles include The Great Ghost Rescue, Which Witch? and Dial a Ghost. Eva died peacefully in October 2010 at the age of eighty-five.
Sibeal Pounder is the author of the bestselling Witch Wars and Bad Mermaids series, as well as the World Book Day mash-up, Bad Mermaids meet the Witches. Before becoming a full time author, Sibeal worked as a writer and researcher for the Financial Times, with other writing credits including Vogue and Glamour online magazines. Beyond Platform 13, the sequel to Eva Ibbotson's classic The Secret of Platform 13, is Sibeal's first standalone novel.
Beatriz Castro's books have been published all over the world, her illustrations appearing in textbooks, picture books and on covers. She is also the illustrator of Jessica Townsend's bestselling and Waterstones Prize-winning Nevermoor. Beatriz lives in Spain.