When Jane is invited to spend her summer vacation with her
new-but admittedly odd-friend, Staffa, it feels like a dazzling
daydream. Jane is lured by the promise of beautiful gowns as
delicate as cobwebs, fancy parties as elegant as castle balls, and
more fun than she can possibly imagine.
But there's something menacing about the gleam in Staffa's
mother's eyes. Something not-quite-right about the long drive over
the hills of Scotland. Something strangely alluring about the
mysterious, glowing box she is told she must never open. Never,
ever, for any reason . . . Until, of course, it is opened on her
If Jane goes home with Staffa-if she enters the world of the
box-will she be trapped forever? Or will she become every girl's
secret idea of a princess?
Kate Saunders takes readers into a wildly imaginative
miniaturized world of castle balls, death-defying bee riders, and
giant racing spiders. A world where wicked plots are hatched,
exciting rescues staged, and where the power of friendship can be a
match for even the most dastardly of villains.