The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson

The Secret of Platform 13

Eva Ibbotson

fiction childrens fantasy adventurous mysterious fast-paced

231 pages | first published 1994


A forgotten door on an abandoned railway platform is the entrance to a magical kingdom--an island where humans live happily with feys, mermaids, ogres, and other wonderful creatures. Carefully hidden from the world, the Island is only accessible w...
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lighthearted 85%
adventurous 71%
funny 42%
mysterious 28%
relaxing 28%
inspiring 14%


medium 57%
fast 42%

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