By: Deborah Abela
Genre: YFC - Adventure stories
Published by: Penguin Australia
Published: 2 Aug 2022
ISBN: 9781761044021


Pf Book Of The Month

From bestselling author Deborah Abela, comes a middle grade adventure for 8-12-year-old heroes (even if they don't know it yet).

Arlo Goodman lives with his Uncle Avery in a run-down flat above their bookshop. He has no friends, except for his pet mouse, Herbert.

But when a girl called Lisette bursts into the shop and begs him to hide her from a murderer, Arlo's life changes forever.

He's swept up into an adventure involving kidnappers, car chases and a story in The Book of Wondrous Possibilities, where Arlo and his skymouse battle dragons. But can Arlo find the courage to battle an even greater enemy, who threatens to destroy everything he loves?

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Arlo lives with his Uncle Avery, ever since his Mum died in a car accident. They live above their bookshop, where Arlo finds peace and quiet within the books he loves to read. His only friend is his mouse, Herbert.

When a strange girl called Lisette comes running into the shop saying that she is being chased by a murderer, Arlo’s world is turned upside down.

Together they are thrown into the greatest adventure, as they try to protect Lisette and unravel Arlo’s story in the Book of Wondrous Possibilities - a story written by his Mum, especially for him.

This is a delightful story that you won’t want to end! Adventurous, funny and with characters that you will love, Arlo and Lisette become the best of friends and learn that family and friends are the most important and wonderful things in your life.

Deborah Abela has again written a story that will be firmly entrenched as a favourite in your library, and will be loved by readers from Year 4 and up.

Reviewed by Michelle