An inspiring fable about the power of nature, encouraging children and adults alike to care for the environment and each other
The members of the Meadowsweet family suddenly and unexpectedly find themselves at the bottom of a giant crack in the earth. With the help of their pet bird, Octavia, and a magical seed, the family goes on a journey to the surface. A charming, fantastical story about discovery, the potential for growth, the power of an idea, and the importance of having faith in the nature and the world around us.
About the author
Quentin Blake taught for many years at the Royal College of Art, where he was head of the Illustration Department from 1978 to 1986. He is known for his collaborations with writers such as Russell Hoban and Roald Dahl, and his own creations, such as Mister Magnolia, have contributed to his reputation as one of the world’s leading illustrators and an inspiration for artists everywhere.