How To Live Forever
Colin Thompson's books are mystical and complex, they will appeal to children and adults alike and demand to be returned to as there is always a new image to see . . . something more to catch the eye. Peter and his family live among the Quinces in the cookery section of a mystical library, and at night, when the library comes to life, Peter ventures out of his home to find a missing volume: How To Live Forever
- Paperback | 32 pages
- 225 x 297 x 4mm | 206g
- 25 Jan 2005
- Penguin Random House Children's UK
- RED FOX
- London, United Kingdom
- UK ed.
- colour illustrations
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Book lovers of all ages can take an enchanted journey through a labyrinthine fantasy library filled with every book ever written, where the shelves come alive at night, like teeming miniature cities. One night, a young boy who resides in a cookbook stumbles upon a long-lost file card for a book called "How to Live Forever and sets off to find the missing volume. Thus begins a journey through mystifying literary mazes in Colin Thompson's tour de force of wit, wisdom, and boundless imagination.
The story of a missing book, a child who holds the secret of everlasting life and a library that comes to life at night . . . Children and adults will relish it
The story of a missing book, a child who holds the secret of everlasting life and a library that comes to life at night . . . Children and adults will relish it * Financial Times *
About Colin Thompson
After leaving art school, Colin Thompson went to the London school of film Technique. He worked for a while at the BBC, then moved to the Outer Hebrides where he began 20 years of self-employment ceramics. He is is the author/illustrator of several highly acclaimed picture books including The Paradise Garden, The Last Alchemist and Falling Angels. He lives in New South Wales, Australia.