Now nobody can find me.
I’ve left my chair, my house, my road,
My town and my world behind me.
I’m wearing the cloak, I’ve slipped on the ring,
I’ve swallowed the magic potion.
I’ve fought with a dragon, dined with a king,
And swam in a bottomless ocean.
I opened a book and made some friends.
I shared their tears and laughter
And followed their roads with its bumps and bends
To the happily ever after.
I finished my book and out I came.
The cloak can no longer hide me.
My chair and my house are just the same,
But I have a book inside me."
— Julia Donaldson (via consultingcorsair)
This started out as your typical weird-old-mysterious-bookstore novel and went places I never expected. Funny, smart, contemporary, and totally (somehow) magical. Loved it.
(Also, the hardcover glows in the dark! Startling, if you’re the type who reads before bed, but also cool.)