A dull, wet school holiday which has been so disappointing, is drawing to a close for Alex. All this changes when an unexpected visit to the Great Museum of History with his eccentric aunt sets off a fantastic chain of events. Alex finds himself transported to a fantasy place called Blue Sky Island, in the midst of talking creatures, a kindly wizard and a magnificent golden eagle called Orion, as the legacy of The Magic Orb is revealed.
Pitted against the dastardly schemes of The Grizzly Grumpot, find out what happens to Alex and his new friends when you step into this colourful world of adventure, mystery… and spells that don’t always work!
Excerpt from the book:
The room was in dark shadows once more.
“I must be seeing things,” whispered Alex under his breath.
“I’ve been calling you for such a long time,” said the Voice.
There was another flash of lightening, this time with a loud clap of thunder. It nearly made Alex jump out of his skin!
“I can’t believe what I’m seeing. Is it really you?” he gasped.
“Oh yes, I assure you I am quite real,” said the Voice.
Alex was shaking as he stuttered, “I – I – I don’t understand…”
“Come closer Alex,” said the Voice.
Alex took two hesitant steps forward. Another flash of lightening lit up the loft brilliantly. Alex’s eyes became as big as saucers for there, perched on the back of the old dining chair, was an enormous bird.
“Who, who … who are you?” he asked, but he knew the answer already.
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