The Lost Cities : A Drift House Voyage
The incredible adventures through time continue for Susan, Charles and Murray in this second instalment of the "Drift House" stories. Susan and Charles return to Uncle Farley's house for what they are sure will be the most exciting summer of their lives, and can't wait to learn more of Drift House's secrets. But things start off much sooner than they might think when a mighty tidal wave washes Drift House out to sea - with Susan and Farley on board, but Charles and the parrot, President Wilson, left behind in a tree. Separated by time and space, and beset by encounters with Vikings, Native Americans, the Trojan Horse and many other fascinating characters, this action-packed sequel to "Drift House" is both more accessible than the first, and with cliffhangers at every turn, even more thrilling.
- Paperback | 400 pages
- 129 x 180 x 16mm | 218g
- 20 Aug 2007
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
- UK ed.
About Dale Peck
Dale Peck is an acclaimed author of many books for adults as well as a reviewer and critic. This is his second book for young readers. He lives in New York City.
'Dale Peck writes beautifully, and some of his characters (particularly the children) are very well realised. He has a rich and powerful imagination.' Times Educational Supplement 'shows a fecund imagination but also the influence of Hollywood films, Disney animation, and children's classics (by CS Lewis and E Nesbit).' Daily Telegraph 'The book is thoroughly enjoyable read and one that will doubtless re-affirm Peck's reputation as one of the 21st century's finest talents' ReFresh magazine 'Drift House pays homage to writers such as CS Lewis. All the ingredients are there...the book, however, is more than that; it is a meditation upon the nature of time and belonging, responsibility and self-sacrifice. Peck has produced an atmospheric and compelling read which would make the perfect gift. Drift House may just have that all-important cross-over appeal.' Attitude magazine