Tom Trueheart and the Land of Dark Stories

Paperback | February 1, 2009

byIan Beck

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The Trueheart house is busy and bustling-because today is a special day. Tom's older brothers are getting married and preparing to live happily ever after. But then an unexpected wedding guest arrives. Someone who has decided that there will be no more Happy Endings. Tom's brothers and their brides are whisked off to the Land of Dark Stories, as prisoners of their old enemy Brother Ormestone. And Tom himself is put under a terrible enchantment...It is up to Tom to try to save the others, and to bring back Happy Endings. But how can he defeat the storybook monsters now that he is only the size of a thumb?

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The Trueheart house is busy and bustling-because today is a special day. Tom's older brothers are getting married and preparing to live happily ever after. But then an unexpected wedding guest arrives. Someone who has decided that there will be no more Happy Endings. Tom's brothers and their brides are whisked off to the Land of Dark S...

The Secret History of Tom Trueheart, Boy Adventurer. Many picture books and poetry anthologies.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.28 × 5.08 × 0.04 inPublished:February 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019279213X

ISBN - 13:9780192792136

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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`Another brilliant fictional concept is the Land of Stories in Ian Beck's The Secret History of Tom Trueheart... The book is guaranteed to enthral children, and adults will laugh at the sly in-jokes. Ian Beck's prose has a crisp and springy rhythm - a treat to read aloud to anyone over the ageof six... A volume to treasure.'The Telegraph