Author(s): Charlotte Haptie
Otto and his friends, in a magical tale about The City of Trees where everything strange is destined to be stamped out, but the spirit of magic refuses to be defeated. ALSO AVAILABLE ON AUDIO AS A DOUBLE CASSETTE
'A sophisticated, elliptical fantasy that does not read like anything you have come across before. It will reward youngsters ... with its magic, warmth and excitement.' -- The Sunday Times 20021102 'A mixture of humour and extravagant action, this attractive fantasy is accessible ... but it is a very thoughtful book, and underlying its invention and suspense are other layers of meaning.' -- BfK 20020901 'Romps along...Haptie has taken a serious theme...as her framework, which gives this quirky debut a serious and valid undercurrent' -- TES 20021001 'A fantastic read with a twisting, turning plot that ensures page-turning intrigue from beginning to end ... superb storytelling ... highly recommended, rip-roaring adventure is ideal for children aged nine and over' -- amazon.co.uk 20021001 'A delightful tale ... highly recommended.' -- Sainsbury's Magazine 20020901 'An amazing and imaginative story' -- 5 star review, cool-reads.co.uk 20030101 'Warmly colourful and imbued with a sense of delight ... one to love and return to with affection.' -- Children's Books in Ireland 20021201
Charlotte Haptie has wanted to be a writer since she was seven, but has had a number of more sensible jobs in between that and publishing her first book. Her first literary success and only previous publication was the sale of an idea for a Valentine's card. She was brought up in Buckinghamshire and Merseyside, and now lives in Scotland. She is married with one child.