All aboard for a magical adventure!
Eva Ibbotson’s classic story The Secret of Platform 13 is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and to mark the occasion, Macmillan Children’s Books are delighted to be publishing a brand new sequel, Beyond Platform 13, written by Sibéal Pounder, prize-winning author of the Witch Wars and Bad Mermaids series.
Diving straight back into Eva’s inspirational world of hags, magical islands and cases of mistaken identity, Sibéal has captured all of the magic, humour and kindness of Eva’s classic. Join Odge the hag and Lina Lasky as they set out to solve the mystery of the mistmakers and save the Island of Mist from a pestilent invasion of harpies, discovering important truths about friendship, home and hair rollers along the way.
‘That’s the thing about magic – it’s only real if you believe in it’ says Lina in Beyond Platform 13 and if you’re discovering Eva’s incredible creation for the first time, or returning to The Secret of Platform 13 for a new adventure, you will come away a true believer.
Macmillan Children’s Books are offering a Beyond Platform 13 pack for 100 libraries to celebrate the publication on 3 October 2019 of the anniversary edition of The Secret of Platform 13 alongside the brand new Beyond Platform 13, both illustrated by the outstanding Beatriz Castro (Nevermoor).
Packs will include:
- x1 set of reading notes
- x3 A3 posters
- x30 bookmarks
- x30 Beyond Platform 13 samplers
This is strictly one pack per order so if you are ordering packs for more than one library or school you can either order these individually or email Kimberley.Sheehan@readingagency.org.uk
You can order these brilliant packs until 9 September but they may be snapped up before this date. The packs will then be dispatched in mid to late September.
If you order a Beyond Platform 13 pack you are agreeing to share photos (if possible) on social media using #BeyondPlatform13 and #allaboard and tagging @MacmillanKidsUK, @SibealPounder and @ReadingAgency. You will also need to feedback on how you used the provided resources to Kimberley Sheehan by 11 November. Please do not order the pack if you cannot commit to this.
The publisher will be dispatching your resources. They will receive a dispatch list with your contact name and work address (which you give) for delivery. They will only deliver the pack requested and the dispatch list will then be deleted after the packs have been sent.