> Skip to content
About the book
  • Published: 1 April 2008
  • ISBN: 9780143303893
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $18.99

The World Around The Corner


Formats & editions


Written specially for junior readers, Caroline's adventure with her magical glasses offer a marvellous introduction to children's fantasy novels, from the master of the genre Maurice Gee

A compelling fantasy novel for 6-9 year olds from the acclaimed author of Under the Mountain, The O Trilogy, The Salt Trilogy and The Severed Land
She closed her eyes. That was it then. She had found herself a pair of magic glasses. They showed more than the eye could ever see. When Caroline discovers an old pair of spectacles in her father's junk shop she has no idea how important they are. Even when she puts them on and sees things very differently, she doesn't guess that the safety of another world depends on them.

In a race against time, Caroline has to tackle the ghastly Grimbles and keep her promise to return the spectacles to their rightful owner.

  • Pub date: 1 April 2008
  • ISBN: 9780143303893
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $18.99

About the Author

Maurice Gee

Maurice Gee has long been considered one of New Zealand's finest writers. He has written more than thirty books for adults and young adults and has won numerous literary awards, including the UK's James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction, the Wattie Award, the Deutz Medal for Fiction, the New Zealand Fiction Award and the New Zealand Children's Book of the Year Award. In 2003 he received an inaugural New Zealand Icon Award and in 2004 he received a Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement. Maurice Gee's novels include The Plumb Trilogy, Going West, Prowlers, Live Bodies and The Scornful Moon. He has also written a number of much-loved children's novels, including Under the Mountain, The O Trilogy and The Salt Trilogy. Maurice lives in Nelson, in New Zealand's South Island, with his wife Margareta, and has two daughters and a son.

Also by Maurice Gee

See all

Related titles