Lydia’s Enchanted Toffee

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Pub Date 22 Aug 2015 | Archive Date 29 Dec 2015
Likrish Publishing, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles

Description

This tasty children’s fantasy adventure is set on Planet Plenti, a most extraordinary world bursting with confectionery minerals, drink springs, and sweet plants …

Yet life in the land of Likrishka is mostly grim, as the Likrish population is ruled by Stannic, a Master Chef tyrant, and his robot army. Thus nine-year-old Lydia faces a future slaving away in a factory camp; however, she was born with a mysterious power over metal (when she eats a special type of toffee) …

One eventful day, Lydia meets the Sweet Sisterhood, other girls with strange powers: the deadly Bull’s-Eye, razor-toothed Jawbreaker, fire-breathing Peppermint, super-fast Hazel Whirl - there’s Marshmallow, Ice Lolly, Sugar Cube, Dolly Mixture, Cocoa and Marzipan … and together they travel across the robot-controlled Candi-Lands in search of ingredients for a magic cake - a ‘just dessert’ that just might put to an end to the Master Chef’s plans for world domination.

Orwell’s ‘1984’ meet ‘Oz’ meets Roald Dahl’s ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’?

This slimmer edition of Neale Osborne’s epic debut ‘Lydia’s Tin Lid Drum’ (Oxford University Press, 2009) is now available to NetGalley reviewers in this advance e-book revision.

E-book ISBN: 9781310407574; Kindle ASIN: B0186TBZH8, available from the 24th December 2015 at $3.99.

This tasty children’s fantasy adventure is set on Planet Plenti, a most extraordinary world bursting with confectionery minerals, drink springs, and sweet plants …

Yet life in the land of Likrishka is...


A Note From the Publisher

Illustrator: Neale Osborne

Illustrator: Neale Osborne


Advance Praise

“a wonderfully imaginative story. … It’s destined to become a children’s classic.” Booktime

“Mad, but tantalisingly different for the over 10s.” Independent on Sunday

“What an unusual confection of a book! … readers with stamina will be sustained by the lively characters, the humor and vast range of imaginative language that never becomes cloying.” The School Librarian

“a sumptuous feast of a book” Birmingham Post

“This quirky, original book with full-blown characters to love and hate really captured my attention; Osborne has an unusual style, but when I got into the story, I began to love it. An exciting story plot with sweetie themes to delight children.” Amazon

“Part girls-own adventure, part mechanical-nightmare and part toffee, this extraordinary novel is a rich mix of flavors and inventiveness.” Carousel

“as a piece of writing to admire, it is one heck of an achievement.” Trapped by Monsters

“Set on a hugely inventive and original world …” Lovereading 4 Kids

“a wonderfully imaginative story. … It’s destined to become a children’s classic.” Booktime

“Mad, but tantalisingly different for the over 10s.” Independent on Sunday

“What an unusual confection of a...


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