Welcome to The Strangeworlds Travel Agency...
When 12-year-old Flick Hudson finds The Strangeworlds Travel Agency, she uncovers a fantastic secret: there are hundreds of other worlds just steps away from ours. All you have to do to visit them is jump into the right suitcase. Then Flick gets the invitation of a lifetime: join Strangeworlds' magical travel society and explore other worlds.
But, unknown to Flick, the world at the very centre of it all, a city called Five Lights, is in danger. Buildings and even streets are mysteriously disappearing. Once Flick realizes what's happening she must race against time, travelling through unchartered worlds, seeking a way to fix Five Lights before it collapses into nothingness -- and takes our world with it.
Cover illustration by Natalie Smillie
Cover illustration by Matt Rockefeller
'The writing at times is reminicent of Diana Wynne Jones... Utterly delightful.' - Kirkus Starred Review
'Assured, witty and inventive. This debut has "future classic" written all over it.' - The Guardian
'Young readers who love fast-paced stories with lots of adventure, imagination and magic will love this' - Irish Independent
'You'll love this entertaining, magical adventure' - The Week Junior
'This thrilling debut by LD Lapinski is the perfect story to disappear into for a few days' - The Scotsman
'...well-paced, ebullient fantasy... introducing an absorbing multiverse of interlocking realities and several intriguing mysteries.' - Publisher's Weekly Starred Review
'...a fabulous fantastical adventure' - The Sunday Express
'This is an ideal escape for fans of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Lapinski's feats of world building will transport even the most stuck-at-home reader beyond their wildest dreams.' -- Piers Torday, The Guardian
'Lapinski has not only created endless worlds made up of magic and colour, but characters made up of the same charm to fill them.' -- Benjamin Dean, goodhousekeeping.com