The young prince Osamu is dragged from his palace bed in the dead of night and told to flee for his life. With only his nurse's daughter, Lissa, to help him survive, he is thrust from his pampered existence into a hostile, snowy world - where the secret armies of the hidden kingdom are waiting for him to lead them ...
A pampered prince who has to give up everything he has ever known. A warrior-like girl who has promised to carry out her duty at any cost. An obedient young servant with a mission to complete and an icy chill in his heart. As ancient demons rise around them and conspire to destroy their world, only these three people can defeat the evil which threatens to engulf them. But to do so they must first find a way to survive in the bitter, snowy lands where they are banished, and discover how to work together despite their differences. Only then will they be able to raise the secret armies of the hidden kingdom and fight for a new future together.
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Praise for The Hidden Kingdom: This book has a timeless charm ... It has the potential to become a classic. www.thebookbag.co.uk ... an adventure story that will keep readers of 10-plus absorbed to the very last word. Newbury Weekly News Praise for The Secret History of Tom Trueheart: Ian Beck's prose has a crisp and springy rhythm. His illustrations, gnarled silhouettes, are marvellously complex. If you turn them upside down, they change completely. A volume to treasure. Telegraph 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, Literary Review Praise for Tom Trueheart in the Land of Dark Stories: a pleasure to hold, read aloud and explore Amanda Craig the makings of a modern classic. The book is beautifully produced and the story itself has everything: pace, humour, a likeable hero and just the right amount of excitement to keep you turning the pages. School Librarian
About Ian Beck
Ian Beck was born in Hove on the Sussex coast in 1947. After seeing an exhibition of drawings for the Radio Times, he was fired with enthusiasm about illustration and becoming an illustrator. He began attending Saturday morning painting classes at the nearby Brighton College of Art. Ian left school at fifteen and went immediately to Brighton to study art full-time. There he was taught by both Raymond Briggs and John Vernon Lord. One of Ian's titles, Lost in the Snow, was made into an animated film for TV, and his books have now sold over a million copies worldwide.
The Hidden Kingdom by Ian Beck
Used - Very Good
Oxford University Press
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