Bookfilter : Purple hardback book I read as a kid.
May 15, 2005 10:09 AM Subscribe
: I'm looking for a book I read as a kid. As I remember it was of a similar genre to Narnia books or even Harry Potter in that kind of escapist way that I find I loved to read as a kid...
posted by mikeanegus to education (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
...It was by an author called Penelope (Lively?), it was a purple clothbound hardback. The story comprised of some kids (possibly a sister and a brother) going off to some relative's house by the sea perhaps? I remember train travel being involved to get there. Anyways, the next bit I remember is them being on some big green field which they must have got to by going through a portal of somekind or walking through a magical forest. On this field there were huge snails gently moving along and there was also the occasional phoenix born from the ashes of something that had just been burnt. Unfortunately that's all I can remember but I would love to find it and read it again..help!
N.B. Penelope could have been the name of one of the characters in the book?
P.S. If no-one can name this book...does anyone know of other sites where I can ask this kind of question?