And now the story has begun.
This is one.
At the end of each day, Mr Van der Steg tells his pupils a story. A natural storyteller, his tales are of brave and adventurous deeds- incredible events which he claims have really happened. One day, when he can't be bothered to think of an exciting plot, Mr Van der Steg claims he is waiting for the arrival of a letter- an important letter containing information about a secret mission. No one is more surprised than he is when, that evening, a mysterious letter does arrive!
And so he is drawn into a real adventure about the Seven Ways and the House of Stairs.
The Song of Seven is an engaging adventure which twists and turns. A true quest with an unlikely hero, the story also abounds with strong and quirky characters. Who to trust and who to believe- the pitch black cat, the cold count who does not like children, the bad tempered coachman- each new aquaintance adds puzzles to the mystery until everything becomes clear.
Do you know the Seven, the Seven
Do you know the Seven ways?
People say that I can't dance,
But I can dance like the King of France.
THIS IS ONE...THIS IS TWO...THIS IS THREE...THIS IS FOUR...THIS IS FIVE...THIS IS SIX...
THIS IS SEVEN!
Good triumphs, the quest is acomplished and the villain defeated. 'The Song of Seven' offers a challenging read for those who enjoy something a little different!
The Song of Seven by Tonke Dragt, translated by Laura Watkinson
Pushkin Children's ISBN: 978-1782691105