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An enchanting story of a story, Twice Upon a Time is a charming junior fiction novel by award-winning writer James Norcliffe.

An enchanting story of a story, Twice Upon a Time is a charming junior fiction novel by award-winning writer James Norcliffe.

What happens when you find yourself trapped inside a story?
What happens if the only way out is to solve the riddles of the Very Bad Very Good Storyteller, Mr Aesop Sod?
And where, oh where, is Pop?
Ginny and her strange new friend, Digger Dagger, must navigate their way through this upside down, topsy turvy world where Don's Dairy has become Nod's Diary, the fish and chip shop is full of tropical fish tanks and wood chips, and the ghost train at the fun fair really is a ghost train.
How will the story end? Will Ginny and Digger Dagger find the answers they need?
Sometimes the answers are right there in front of you.
Award-winning author James Norcliffe has written a delightful story full of wordplay, old-world charm and imagination, reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland.

Reviews

Twice Upon a Time is going to be a boon to every teacher and bookseller who has wondered what to recommend after The Faraway Tree series ... I reckon you should put Twice Upon a Time on your shelf alongside the classics: it's traditional quest storytelling at its best, from a master of the form.

Sarah Forster, The Sapling

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Also by James Norcliffe

The Pirates and the Nightmaker
Felix and the Red Rats
The Enchanted Flute
The Loblolly Boy
The Loblolly Boy and the Sorcerer

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