Escape to a parallel world: Check out an extract from The Tunnel of Dreams by Bernard Beckett

Escape to a parallel world: Check out an extract from The Tunnel of Dreams by Bernard Beckett

As far as they could tell, Arlo and Stefan Feeney were entirely normal boys. They lived in a normal house, with two reasonably normal parents, and each morning they walked together to their most normal of schools. Probably, if you’d asked them, they would have told you their futures would be normal too: normal jobs, normal holidays, normal friends and growing slowly, normally old, the way most people did. Neither of them could have guessed just how very un-normal their lives were about to become.

Later they would understand there had been clues. Like the deserted house halfway down their street, with trees growing over the roof and branches reaching out through broken windows, and a roof that rusted and sagged its way down to the tops of the bulging, flaky walls. Ghosts lived in that house, other children said and walked past it with their heads down and their footsteps quickening. But Arlo and Stefan always lingered, staring hopefully into the darkened windows, as if the house was calling to them…

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Publisher details

The Tunnel of Dreams
Author
Bernard Beckett
Publisher
Text Publishing
Genre
Children’s Fiction
Released
29 September, 2020

Synopsis

In the dusty shadows of an abandoned house, twins Stefan and Arlo discover a secretive girl. Alice is smart and strong and not happy to have her hideout found, but she needs their help—her twin sister is locked in a cage suspended high above a mysterious mine in a parallel world.Will the brothers meet her at midnight on the next full moon at the entrance to a tunnel Stefan and Arlo both know can’t possibly exist?Except that it does. And when they travel through it, the twins find themselves on a dangerous and difficult quest that will challenge all their ideas of who they are and what they can do.The Tunnel of Dreams is a delightful middle-grade fantasy adventure about friendship and loyalty, and about dreaming big and achieving the impossible.
Bernard Beckett
About the author

Bernard Beckett

Bernard Beckett is a multi-award-winning author of books for adults and young adults and one of New Zealand’s most outstanding writers. The Tunnel of Dreams is his first middle-grade novel. He lives near Wellington with his family.

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