The Land of Neverendings

Kate Saunders

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

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£7.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571336562
Date Published
05.07.2018
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Summary

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

Critic Reviews

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)
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Kate Saunders has been writing children’s books for two decades and her backlist includes classics such as Beswitched, Magicalamity, The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop and The Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix, with her 10th book for children, The Great Reindeer Disaster, publishing this Christmas. She began with the Belfry Witches series, packed with humour and magic, themes that have remained…

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