Welcome to Zombay, a town full of mystery, magic and make-believe.
Once upon a time, Rownie lived there with his mother and his older brother.
But his mother drowned in the town's vast River; and then his brother vanished; so now Rownie runs through Zombay's riddlesome streets orphaned and all alone . . . alone except for Graba, the coddle-headed, chicken-legged witch who offers him shelter along with the other stray children she has collected - her Grubs. Rownie suspects that his brother's love of acting - which is severely outlawed in Zombay - led to his disappearance; so when Rownie encounters a theatrical troupe of goblins daring to perform a play for the townspeople (with masks and stage-tricks and everything!) he wonders whether they might hold the key to discovering what happened to his brother . . . and perhaps even help him find him again. Thus opens a dazzling heroic adventure - of immense love, loss and all-conquering courage - in which one boy's quest for the truth, leads him to learn his greatest power may lie in his mighty and boundless imagination . . .
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 18/07/2013
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9781472108753
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