Joe and his parents are enjoying a summer holiday by the sea at the Ocean Star Hotel. The sky is bright blue, the sun shines and Joe loves all that the seaside has to offer. But when the fog rolls in and rain falls Joe begins to wish that he was back at home again…
Things change, however, when the owner of the hotel invites Joe to share in a magical world, only a few steps away. The loft is black as night but then above Joe’s head a thousand tiny stars begin to sparkle and in the distance he hears the chug-chug-chug of a model train. A whole world is soon to open up before Joe’s eyes, a world of snow-capped mountains, great deserts and rocking fishing boats…
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'The Loft is black as night…
there is a distant chug-chug-chug
and a tiny light approaches through the dark.'
Joe is at the seaside but it is raining and cold and he is bored. That is, until the ocean Star Express pulls in and Joe sets out on a magical journey, taking him to the very ends of the earth.About the Author:
Mark Haddon has written a number of successful picture books with HarperCollins, including Sea of Tranquility, illustrated by Christian Birmingham.
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Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX000664600X