The Land of Dark Stories is guarded by the lighthouse of doom. Wolves and goblins patrol every forest and road. Here, the most frightening tales unfold. It's a far cry from young Tom Trueheart's home near the gentle Land of Stories.
When the villain Ormestone kidnaps Tom's six older brothers and their princess brides, Tom knows he must make the journey to the dark land. He's an adventuring Trueheart, after all, and it won't be the first time he's faced Ormestone. But does he stand a chance after Ormestone shrinks him to the size of a thumb? His friend Jollity the crow will be by his side, and the strong-willed princesses have a plan of their own. but in the nd, this adventure rests on Tom's tiny shoulders.
Can anything in the Land of Dark Stories end with Happily Ever After?
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Ian Beck is the creator of many picture books for children and of the novel The Secret History of Tom Trueheart. He lives in England.Review:
`[Praise for The Secret History of Tom Trueheart, Boy Adventurer]: 'a delightful book, and one with a wide potential audience . . . a story with a timeless quality and great charm for bedtime reading upwards.' Marcus Sedgwick, The Literary Review
`This handsome little book with striking silhouette illustrations, contains a wonderful story.' Julia Eccleshare, lovereadingforkids.com
`Tom's quest to discover his own story and his courage unrolls through an elegantly described magical landscape, in this skilful, highly inventive story about the way stories work.' Booktrust
`looks likely to become one of the hits of 2006' Amanda Craig, The Times
`Ian Beck's prose has a crisp and springy rhythm - a treat to read aloud to anyone over the age of six. His illustrations, gnarled silhouettes, are marvellously complex. If you turn them upside down, they change completely. A volume to treasure.' The Telegraph
`Another brilliant fictional concept is the Land of Stories in Ian Beck's The Secret History of Tom Trueheart... The book is guaranteed to enthral children, and adults will laugh at the sly in-jokes. Ian Beck's prose has a crisp and springy rhythm - a treat to read aloud to anyone over the age of six... A volume to treasure.' The Telegraph
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Book Description Greenwillow Books, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0061152137
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