Tom Trueheart
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Tom Trueheart

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Tom Trueheart wants to be an adventurer like his six older brothers. They're all employed by the Story Bureau to take the lead in any number of thrilling tales - tales which mean they have to rescue red-hooded young ladies or climb outlandishly large beanstalks. Each story is started off by the Story Bureau and it's up to the adventurer to make of the story what he will. But this time something's gone wrong - none of the stories are being finished and none of the Trueheart brothers have returned home. Now Tom will get his chance to be a hero - he must set off to the Land of Stories and find out what has happened to his brothers and bring them back.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 184 x 28mm | 300g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • b/w illustrations
  • 0192792377
  • 9780192792372
  • 107,186

About Ian Beck

Ian Beck is widely published and titles for other publishers include Lost in the Snow, Lost on the Beach, and Home Before Dark.show more

Review quote

Looks likely to become one of the hits of 2006 * Amanda Craig, The Times * Tom's quest to discover his own story and his courage, unrolls through an elegantly described magical landscape, in this skilful, highly inventive story about the way stories work. * Booktrust * This handsome little book with striking silhouette illustrations, contains a wonderful story. * Julia Eccleshare, lovereadingforkids.com * A delightful book, and one with a wide potential audience . . . a story with a timeless quality and great charm for bedtime reading upwards. * Marcus Sedgwick, The Literary Review *show more

Rating details

449 ratings
3.67 out of 5 stars
5 23% (103)
4 36% (163)
3 29% (129)
2 10% (44)
1 2% (10)
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