What happens when a tale with real magic, that was supposed to be finished, never was? This is a story about one of those stories . . .
Midge loves riddles, his cat, Twitch, and – most of all – stories. Especially because he's grown up being read to by his sister Alice, a brilliant writer.
When Alice goes missing and a talking cat turns up in her bedroom, Midge searches Alice’s stories for a clue. Soon he discovers that her secret book, The Museum of Unfinished Stories, is much more than just a story. In fact, he finds two of its characters wandering around town.
But every tale has its villains – and with them leaping off the page, Midge, Gypsy and Piper must use all their wits and cunning to work out how the story ends and find Alice. If they fail, a more sinister finale threatens them all . . .
A rich and twisting tale of magic, riddles and the power of imagination, from a classic author.
'An exciting, original, gripping adventure, embroidered with riddles and curses, laced with dry wit, and which gallops along at a terrific pace'Daily Mail 'Beautifully written… a true testament to the power of storytelling' Guardian 'A story brimming with magic, riddles and extremely mischievous ink. Wonderful storytelling' Abi Elphinstone, author of the Dreamsnatcher series
Michelle Harrison lives in Essex and has a son, Jack, and three cats: Marmite, Sorsha and Widdershins. Her first novel, The Thirteen Treasures, won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and was followed by The Thirteen Curses and The Thirteen Secrets. Michelle has since written One Wish, a prequel to The Thirteen Treasures books; The Other Alice, which won the Calderdale Book of the Year Award; and the bestselling Pinch of Magic Adventures: A Pinch of Magic, A Sprinkle of Sorcery and A Tangle of Spells.
A story brimming with magic, riddles and extremely mischievous ink. Wonderful storytelling.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (August 1, 2016)
An exciting, original, gripping adventure, embroidered with riddles and curses, laced with dry wit, and which gallops along at a terrific pace
– Daily Mail
Beautifully written…a true testament to the power of storytelling
– The Guardian
A real beauty - with characters who come to life & a girl full of stories. Enthralling.
– Imogen Russell Williams
I've hailed Michelle as the new Enid Blyton and I still stand by my words. She weaves fantasy with ease into a contemporary setting. This book is pure magic!
– Serendipity Reviews
The thrilling intensity of the plot will certainly give you the chills, even on a warm summer's day… a fantastic five star read for me; really engrossing and one of the best books that I've read so far from Michelle Harrison.
– Mr Ripley's Enchanted Reads
A fast-paced, tautly woven story stuffed full of imagination, magic and adventure… a punchy adventure that also delves into the power of imagination
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