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Neon's Secret Universe

Written by Sibéal Pounder

Illustrated by Sarah Warburton

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Neon's Secret Universe Review

Books of the Month Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 7+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Funny

A wonderful knockabout fantasy take on Unicorns from the best-selling author of equally enjoyable books about Mermaids and Witches!

Neon Gallop is trying to be a normal as possible when her family move to a new home. But her best plans all go wrong when, using a green lipstick he had found in goo, she opens a portal to the UNIverse. It’s a secret real where real unicorns live…All those horses with horns and rainbow hair are just fake unicorns who were invented to put humans off the scent. .. Prepare to be challenged on everything you have ever known about unicorns in this hugely enjoyable fantasy extravaganza.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

Neon's Secret Universe Synopsis

Unicorns are NOT horse creatures with horns. In fact, they are the most powerful magical beings on the planet and they look just like you and me. They live in a secret realm known as the Universe, and the horse with a horn thing was just something a unicorn called Greg made up to distract the humans - and it really worked!

But a young human girl called Neon Gallup is about to find the last remaining Universe portal opener (an old, battered green lipstick) and step into a zany world where magic is made with goo and the possibilities are endless! Unfortunately, if there was one person you wouldn't want keeping the greatest magical secret of all time, it would be Neon Gallup.

Neon's Secret Universe Press Reviews

'The inside of Sibeal Pounder's head must be a spectacular place! Full of colour and glitter and goo - and a bonkersly brilliant imagination!' - Lesley Parr, author of The Valley of Lost Secrets and When the War Came Home

'I adored not-at-all normal Neon and her madcap adventure' - Joanna Nadin, author of The Worst Class in the World series

'Neon's Secret Universe is exactly what the world needs right now; a glorious, galloping, life-affirming stampede of pure multi-coloured joy [...] Each and every page is a riot of stupendous silliness and breath-taking imagination. I want to go on holiday inside Sibeal Pounder's head' - Chris Smith, author of Kid Normal, The Great Dream Robbery and Frankie Best Hates Quests

'Sibeal Pounder's books are the most fought over in our house. They've brought so much joy and laughter and Neon's Secret UNIverse is no exception. Fun, funny, magical and fizzing with imagination, my children and I have been pinching it off each other since it landed!' - Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs

'Bright, bubbly and never knowingly normal, Neon's Secret Universe is a whirlwind of witty wonderful adventure!' - Mo O'Hara, author of My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish and Agent Moose

'Neon's Secret Universe fizzes and pops with joyful hilarity. I laughed so much as I read it - and it made me want to become (the real kind of) unicorn!' - Stephanie Burgis, author of The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart and The Raven Heir

Praise for Tinsel; 

'Very sparkly storytelling and a lovely portrayal of friendship' - Hilary McKay 

Praise for Witch Wars;

'This the most fun I've had reading a book in quite a while - the most inventive, crazy, yet hilarious read' - Minerva Reads

Praise for Witch Tricks;

'Fizzing with fun' - Daily Mail

Praise for Bad Mermaids;

'You'll laugh your tail off - another winner from our favourite author' - Rob Biddulph

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ISBN: 9781408894149
Publication date: 07/07/2022
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408894149
Publication date: 7th July 2022
Author: Sibéal Pounder
Illustrator: Sarah Warburton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Fantasy / Magical, Funny
Recommendations: Books of the Month, Coming Soon, Julia Eccleshare's Picks
Collections: Brilliant Children's Books to Read this Summer,

About Sibéal Pounder

A World Book Day Author 2019 Sibéal Pounder previously worked for the Financial Times, where she researched the How To Spend It section and wrote the For Goodness’ Sake column – interviewing everyone from Veronica Etro to Vivienne Westwood. As well as Bad Mermaids, she writes about fabulous witches and feisty fairies in Witch Wars, her first and much loved series for Bloomsbury. Witch Wars has sold over 50,000 copies and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award. author photo © Richard Grassie

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