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The Secret of Platform 13 - Eva Ibbotson
The Secret of Platform 13
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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... show more
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? 'This kind of fun will never fail to delight' Philip Pullman
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780330398015 (0330398016)
Publisher: MacMillan Children's Books
Edition language: English
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Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0 The Secret of Platform 13
A world exists beyond ours and every nine years a portal opens under Platform 13 at Kings Cross Station. The last time it opened the prince was lost and now a wizard, an ogre, a fey and a young hag journey through to find him. Only when they find him he's horrible and they're not sure that they wa...
A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it
2.0
2.5 stars.When an ogre, a hag, a wizard, and a fey leave the Island to come find the long lost heir stolen years ago, things don't go quite as planned. Raymond, the supposed heir, is a selfish spoiled brat who reminded me strongly of Dudley Dursley. As soon as Ben showed up, I knew that he was eit...
The Cheap Reader
The Cheap Reader rated it
3.0 Secret of Platform 13
It’s always a shame when a summary of a book sounds really magical but the book ends up being less than magical. That’s not to say that this book was bad because it wasn’t. It was just a bit flat. Maybe it was because it was a little juvenile so I didn’t fully connect with it?The story was definitel...
Flying Kick-a-pow!
Flying Kick-a-pow! rated it
2.0
This isn't the best of Eva Ibbotson's books, but is still a relatively charming story about magical creatures from another world searching for a lost prince in our world. I like most of Ibbotson's books. My only issue with her writing is that every single one of her books includes some problem invol...
debnance
debnance rated it
4.0 Secret of Platform 13
Three nursemaids venture off their magical island during the once-every-nine-years open window between the island and the real world. In the process, their charge, the baby prince of the king and queen of the island, is stolen by an evil woman desperately longing for a child. The king and queen are ...
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