From Costa-shortlisted superstar, a highly anticipated standalone adventure about what happens when you find a tiny, living, breathing civilization on the floor of your school dorm room.
Max is used to spending time alone – it’s difficult to make friends in a big, chaotic school when you’re deaf. He prefers to give his attention to the little things in life . . . like making awesome, detailed replica models.
Then Mr Darrow, the school caretaker and fellow modeller, goes missing. Max must follow his parting instruction: ‘Go to my room. You’ll know what to do.’
There on the floor he finds a pile of sand . . . and in the sand is Mr Darrow’s latest creation . . . a tiny boy, no bigger than a raisin, Luke, Prince of the Blues. And behind the tiny boy . . . millions of others – a thriving, bustling, sprawling civilization!
‘A fast-paced and enjoyable adventure that encourages readers to appreciate the small things in life.’ Kirkus
‘A delightful whiff of Monty Python . . . Ross Montgomery’s writing is often pure Douglas Adams.’ SFX
‘Totally off-the-wall story. The world building is superb.’ The Bookbag
‘A funny, well plotted tale.’ Sunday Express
‘Marvellously funny and original . . . it’s the tiny details that make the story work.’ Financial Times
‘An inventive and funny adventure.‘ Inis Children Books Ireland