The Splendid Secrets of 66 Lilly Pilly Lane
Twelve-year-old Chia is blind and toils in the mines digging up diamonds for her evil stepmother, Priscilla. Her only thought is to rescue her twin sister Viola from a life at the palace.
Everything changes when a mysterious woman transports Chia to 66 Lilly Pilly Lane, a magical house where wondrous creatures live. To her delight, she's no longer blind! With an entourage at her side and magic at her fingertips, it's time to rescue Viola from Priscilla's clutches and start a new life elsewhere.
The trouble is, her new friends claim Viola is not as innocent and helpless as she seems...
Come on a magical adventure to discover The Splendid Secrets of 66 Lilly Pilly Lane, a middle-grade novel that will entertain and delight even the most reluctant of readers.
Ideal for kids ages 9+ and adults who love adventurous, page-turning fantasy stories.
- Paperback | 262 pages
- 127 x 203 x 15mm | 286g
- 19 Sep 2019
- Angelos Publishing
"The story has lots of twists and turns and will keep young readers glued till the very end, leaving them eagerly waiting for Book 2. The author does a marvelous job portraying the many interesting characters and making them memorable to readers with their actions and deeds.
The plot has magic, fantasy, adventure, intrigue, and suspense and Elena Paige knits them together seamlessly, giving the story a good pace and fluidity. There is not one boring moment in the book as readers join Chia in an adventure of fantasy as she tries to break the curse put on her family!"
Readers' Favorite 5 Stars!
"The Splendid Secrets of 66 Lilly Pilly Lane features delightful and fascinating characters that include Chia's pet duck that talks, a tree that speaks and a fussy pink fox. The conversations are entertaining as arguments ensue especially between Pip, Chia's duck, and Jeremy, the pink fox. Chia goes through a transformation in the book where she learns self-love and the beauty of the house on 66 Lilly Pilly Lane becomes evident.
The descriptions in the work are vivid from the presentation of the characters to the beautiful sceneries in the magical place and the melancholy surrounding the mines. The plot takes different turns that arouse excitement regarding the direction of the story. The Splendid Secrets of 66 Lilly Pilly Lane by Elena Paige is a delightful read that includes a powerful lesson."