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More fabulous adventures as Tom Trueheart and his brothers return but this time, there may be no more Happy Endings. Perfectly pitched to newly independent readers, this second book about the young and diminutive hero Tom Trueheart takes a different look at stories and what happens in them. Now Tom must escape from an enchantment and fight to save Happy Endings. Full of the magic of stories and with a delightful hero at its heart this is a most enjoyable adventure. If you haven't read it yet, be sure to also check out the orgininal Tom Trueheart, as well as The Secret History of Tom Trueheart.
The Trueheart house is busy and bustling-because today is a special day. Tom's older brothers are getting married and preparing to live happily ever after. But then an unexpected wedding guest arrives. Someone who has decided that there will be no more Happy Endings. Tom's brothers and their brides are whisked off to the Land of Dark Stories, as prisoners of their old enemy Brother Ormestone. And Tom himself is put under a terrible enchantment...It is up to Tom to try to save the others, and to bring back Happy Endings. But how can he defeat the storybook monsters now that he is only the size of a thumb?
Praise for Tom Trueheart:
"A delightful book, and one with a wide potential audience... a story with a timeless quality and great charm for bedtime reading upwards." - Marcus Sedgwick, Literary Review
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
|Publication date:||1st January 2009|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers|
Ian Beck was born in Hove on the Sussex coast in 1947. At the age of thirteen, after seeing an exhibition of drawings for the Radio Times, he was fired with enthusiasm about illustration and began attending Saturday painting classes at the nearby Brighton College of Art.Ian left school at fifteen and went immediately to Brighton to study art full-time. There he was taught by both Raymond Briggs and John Vernon Lord.Ian has worked in many fields of illustration. He's been involved in the record industry, and painted the cover of one of the most popular records of all ...More About Ian Beck
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