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The Hunt for the Cursed Unicorn

Published by Rock the Boat
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

All aboard for The Train of Dark Wonders! The second book in the magical must-read middle-grade series.

Bess can’t wait to see her friends aboard the Train of Dark Wonders and embark on another adventure together. But she also has her duties as owner of the Odditorium to think about. The most urgent of these is to find a new guard animal for the secret tunnels beneath the museum. So when Bess discovers that the train is heading to the Land of Cursed Creatures, this is the perfect chance!

But creatures are being taken captive and Bess soon finds herself on a perilous rescue mission in a land where nightmares come to life…

About The Author

Alex Bell has written multiple books for both adults and young people, including Frozen Charlotte, a Zoella Book Club pick, and The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club. After training as a lawyer, she now works at the Citizens Advice Bureau. Alex lives in Hampshire with her husband, sons and demanding Siamese cat.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Rock the Boat (October 3, 2024)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780861546015
  • Ages: 8 - 99

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Praise for The Train of Dark Wonders:

‘A magical and thrilling story.’ One of National Book Tokens' 23 new children’s books to read in 2023

'A story to be savoured as much as any Halloween treat... sharp and fizzing, with a warm, sweet centre.' Jodie Garnish, author of The Spectaculars

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