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Product description

Long before the Hogwarts Express pulled out of Platform 9 3/4, magical goings-on were already afoot at King’s Cross! Under Platform 13, a secret door leads to an enchanted island; a door which opens only once every nine years. Last time it opened, the island’s baby prince was stolen and lost on the streets of London. Now a peculiar rescue party, led by a wizard and an ogre, must find him and bring him back. But their long-lost 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 forever? A classic tale of magical mayhem from the inimitable Eva Ibbotson.

“This kind of fun will never fail to delight” Philip Pullman

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780330398015

Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books

Date published

May 4th, 2001

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.8; Upper years; 7.0 points

Other details
  • 192 pages
Condition

New

UK edition

Author/Illustrator

Eva Ibbotson

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What kids think

  1. WonderInventor208
    on 12 May 2018

    I loved this book! The compelling plot twists and lovable charecters made it an amazing read!

    5out of 5
  2. bookaholic202
    on 8 March 2014

    I thought the rich kid was the real prince but he is not. It’s really good

  3. bookmad234
    on 28 June 2012

    i love this book and i personally think it should be made into a sucessful film

    5out of 5
  4. smileitsfriday
    on 4 March 2012

    TWO STARS?!?! * * * * is what i’d give it! I thought it was great!