The Knot Impossible (A Tale of Fontania)
June 15, 2021
The Knot Impossible (A Tale of Fontania) is written by Barbara Else and published by Gecko Press. It’s a book about being away from family and how to get through it.
In this story, we live through the eyes of Rufkin. His mother, father and sibling are all famous actors but Rufkin suffers from stage fright. He gets sent off to a friend of his parents for them to look after him, and while there he gets caught up in a mighty sea adventure. Read more
The Volume of Possible Endings
12 April, 2021
In the enchanting The Volume of Possible Endings, award-winning author Barbara Else spins a tale of trust, good, and evil.
Dorrity lives in Owl Town: a small town that is renowned for its magic, or the lack of it. She is the only child in the whole of the town and, until now, she has not questioned the reason why. But as her brothers prepare for their annual trip to Fribbleton, she begins to notice that they continuously avoid answering her questions. Why isn’t she allowed to come on their journey? Read more
The Queen and the Nobody Boy
April 01, 2021
The Queen and the Nobody Boy, a book by Barbara Else, is about a boy around the age of 12 called Hodie. Hodie is a servant who has never been paid a day in his life; he hardly ever gets any food and when he does it’s ice-cold and days old. He wants to run away to the neighbouring kingdom of Um’Binnia.
The other main character in the story is a little girl, also 12, named Queen Sibilla. She is the ruler of a magical kingdom called Fontania, but she has not yet come into her own powers. Read more