THE SECRET OF PLATFORM 13
New York : Puffin, 1994
IL 5-8, RL 7.5
Gump is a secret passage between The World and The
Island. It only opens once every nine years.
The last time it opened, the young prince was
lost. His nannies decided to take a short visit to
the World. While there, the baby was taken by Mrs.
Trottle who wanted a baby for her own -- even if it
means stealing one. Now, nine years later, a group
of rescuers leave the Island on a quest to return the
prince to his home. This unlikely troop -- an
ogre, a hag, a wizard, and a fey will have to sneak
around London unnoticed. They learn that the baby
was stolen by Mrs. Trottle and they find her and her son
Raymond. Raymond is a lazy, spoiled child.
The rescuers are shocked and the thought of him becoming
their king is not making them happy. But
they have a job to do. They meet a young boy named
Ben who is a servant in the home and he helps them get
to Raymond. What will happen when the prince is
returned to the Island?
|SUBJECTS: Railroad stations --
London (England) -- Fiction.