'Darkly delectable and bursting with imagination, colour and creepy critters, Alex Bell's fairytale caper on rails is an absolute treat. Hop on board with hero Bess and friends for an unforgettable journey between worlds!'
The Train of Dark WondersAlex Bell
Bess has always loved her grandfather’s collection of curiosities. So she’s delighted when she’s handed the keys to his Odditorium. But unless she finds a way to draw in the crowds, she’ll have to close its doors for good.
When a mysterious train pulls into town, bound for The Land of Halloween Sweets, Bess sneaks onboard. She is soon discovered by Beau the puppeteer, Louis the violinist and Maria the fire witch. Eager to join their adventure, Bess sets out to search for the rarest sweet of all – the ghostly gobstopper.
But the land is ruled by the fearsome Candymaker. And beneath the sugary surface, things are more
dangerous than they first appear…
'A story to be savoured as much as any Halloween treat... sharp and fizzing, with a warm, sweet centre.'
‘A magical and thrilling story’