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The Land of Neverendings

The Land of Neverendings

ISBN
9780571336562
Published
05/07/2018
9780571336562
Format
Paperback
Price
£7.99
Paperback
336

About the Book

As hilarious as it is heartbreaking, another future classic from Costa Winner Kate Saunders (Five Children on the Western Front).

Emily watched, in a trance of astonishment, as the bear opened the picnic basket, took out a tartan rug and spread it on Holly’s bed.
And then the penguin spoke.
Actually spoke.
‘What’s going on? This isn’t Pointed End!’
The bear said, ‘It looks like a human bedroom. We must’ve come through the wrong door.’
‘But there aren’t any doors to the hard world in Deep Smockeroon! And we don’t have a human bedroom any more. We’re in a box in the attic.’

What if there exists a world powered by imagination?

A world of silliness, where humans and their toys live on long after they’ve left the Hard World . . . and what if the door between that world and this one was broken?

Welcome to the Land of Neverendings.

Moving, raw and funny in all the right ways, The Land of Neverendings is a rip-roaring adventure, but it also gives an honest portrayal of grief for young readers, and shows us that whilst sadness does exist in the world, it doesn't have to cancel out happiness, or silliness, even when you lose someone you love.

‘This is written from the heart and can’t fail to make yours sing.’ The Times

'Imagination, memories and new beginnings triumph.' The Sunday Times

‘A beautiful and often very funny book about imagination, family and love.’ BookTrust

‘Funny and tender, heartbreaking and life-affirming.’ Bookseller

As hilarious as it is heartbreaking, another future classic from Costa Winner Kate Saunders (Five Children on the Western Front).Emily watched, in a trance of astonishment, as the bear opened the picnic basket, took out a tartan rug and spread it on Holly’s bed. And then the penguin spoke. Actually spoke. ‘What’s going on? This isn’t Pointed End!’The bear said, ‘It looks like a human bedroom. We must’ve come through the wrong door.’‘But there aren’t any doors to the hard world in Deep Smockeroon! And we don’t have a human bedroom any more. We’re in a box in the attic.’What if there exists a world powered by imagination?A world of silliness, where humans and their toys live on long after they’ve left the Hard World . . . and what if the door between that world and this one was broken?Welcome to the Land of Neverendings.Moving, raw and funny in all the right ways, The Land of Neverendings is a rip-roaring adventure, but it also gives an honest portrayal of grief for young readers, and shows us that whilst sadness does exist in the world, it doesn't have to cancel out happiness, or silliness, even when you lose someone you love.‘This is written from the heart and can’t fail to make yours sing.’ The Times'Imagination, memories and new beginnings triumph.' The Sunday Times‘A beautiful and often very funny book about imagination, family and love.’ BookTrust‘Funny and tender, heartbreaking and life-affirming.’ Bookseller
  • Kate Saunders

    Kate Saunders is a full-time author and journalist and has written numerous books for adults and children. Her books for children have won awards and received rave reviews, and include future classics such as Beswitched and The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop. Kate is a true storyteller and her magical, wickedly hilarious novels allow young readers to escape their everyday lives into wonderful worlds where children are empowered to explore and enjoy themselves. Kate lives in London.

“Kate Saunders’s The Land of Neverendings (Faber £10.99), which explores grief without abandoning humour, for 9+.”
- Nicolette Jones, The Times (Children's Books of the Year)