The Secret Railway and the Crystal Caves

Written by Wendy Meddour

Illustrated by Sam Usher

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LoveReading View on The Secret Railway and the Crystal Caves

In 3: adventure – a secret world – steam trains   The follow up to The Secret Railway has arrived right on time! After their adventures in the magical kingdom of Izzambard, sister and brother Ella and Leo are desperate to return and readers will be delighted to climb on board the Izzambard Express and go with them. This time they need to get the Fairy Dust mines reopened to fuel the magic the kingdom needs. It’s another sparkling, fast-moving story full of quirky characters, such as the engine stokers, noble waist-coated squirrels Lord and Lady Asquith! Sam Usher’s lively black and white illustrations have something of Quentin Blake about them and catch all the fun and magic.  ~ Andrea Reece

The Secret Railway and the Crystal Caves Synopsis

Full steam ahead for a MAGICAL adventure! When a magnificent steam train puffs into their lives, brother and sister Leo and Ella find themselves on an incredible journey to save the Kingdom of Izzambard. Evil Griselda has sent her mechanical moles to shut down the Crystal Caves, and fairy dust production is at an all-time low. Will Leo and Ella be able to help the hobgoblins re-open the caves, and bring magic back to the kingdom? What on earth is a mechanical mole? Hop on board to find out! Enid Blyton brought bang up to date!

Packed with humour, quirky illustrations, and striking typography, you won't be able to resist getting on board with The Secret Railway!

Read the first in the series, The Secret Railway!

The Secret Railway and the Crystal Caves Press Reviews

'I really, really enjoyed this story about a brother and sister who discover a secret railway next to their new house.'  Bookwitch

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ISBN: 9780192745569
Publication date: 07/07/2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780192745569
Publication date: 7th July 2016
Author: Wendy Meddour
Illustrator: Sam Usher
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 160 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical
Recommendations: eBooks

About Wendy Meddour

  Wendy Meddour is the author and illustrator of A Hen in the Wardrobe and The Black Cat Detectives in the Cinnamon Grove series for Frances Lincoln. The series has been critically acclaimed, and A Hen in the Wardrobe won the John C Laurence Award for writing that improves relations between races. It was also shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award for an outstanding first novel. She is also the author of the bestselling Wendy Quill books and writes and paints from her home in Wiltshire.

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