Tuesday, March 8, 2011

book talk tuesday

THE SECRET OF PLATFORM 13 by Eva Ibbotson

Product Description:

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?

My Thoughts:
I only recently discovered Eva Ibbotson but I completely adore her work! I'm delighted by everything I've read of hers so far. This is fun adventure that completely satisfies (even if it doesn't surprise). Look forward to more Eva Ibbotson book recommendations soon!

5 comments:

Catherine said...

I just finished reading this book as well. I love Eva Ibbotson and am slowly making my way through all her books. Right now I'm reading Island of the Aunts, another great book of hers with an ecological theme.

Darsa and boys said...

Eva Ibbotson! Love, love, love. Try DRAGONFLY POOL, THE STAR OF KAZAN and JOURNEY TO RIVER SEA... and at some point you'll want to read her YA fare (originally published for adults), such as COUNTESS BELOW STAIRS.

Pamela Huxtable said...

I just discovered her too! Loved Platform 13 and the Dragonfly Pool. Dial-a-Ghost is next for me. The Dragonfly Pool was nominated for the Sakura medal 2010, which is how I was introduced to Ibbotson. Your lovely book, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is nominated for the Sakura medal 2011, which is how I discovered your work.

Grace Lin said...

Thanks, all! I have "Island of Aunts" on my next TBR pile!

Pamela--I didn't know my book was nominated for the Sakura medal! Neat! Thanks so much for telling me!

Pamela Huxtable said...

Grace, in case you don't have it, here is a website...

http://www.sakuramedal.com/

I volunteer at the ASIJ library. The Sakura medal program, which lets students vote for their favorite book (if they participate in the reading program), gets students so excited about reading and about new books. If you ever travel to Japan, please let the librarians at ASIJ know. We have had a few visits from Sakura medal nominated authors and it is so exciting for the teachers and kids! Your book is a favorite this year - good luck - I really hope you win!