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    Surely no one is more qualified to help than Book Wizard, Barry Cunningham - the original publisher of Harry Potter. He has worked with some of the greatest names in children's books past and present - from J.K. Rowling to Roald Dahl and Cornelia Funke. And now, as the highly successful publisher of Chicken House, he is busy finding outstanding new fiction.

    Every month he'll talk book magic: pick a favourite story - and link it to another lesser-known book that keen young readers will also enjoy!

    This month - Tunnels by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams

    When I was working with J.K. Rowling on editing HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE, I could never really understand the rules of Quidditch. We agreed that it was too complicated, but, as no one would ever try and play it, we'd leave it as it stood. Years later it caused Hollywood untold agony! But of course it's just this kind of detail, and the creation of a complete world, that entrances the fans of the books. Fantasy lovers looking to continue the spell in another, very different but equally thrilling, way should look no further than Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams' brilliant TUNNELS series, an underground world that just gets more and more involving and exciting as the series progresses! Can you spot the character that mysteriously comes back from the dead? Let me know! For ages 9+

    'Does it live up to the hype? Yes.' DAILY EXPRESS

    'It's well paced, exciting and - in places - frightening and bloody.' Philip Ardagh, GUARDIAN

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