The Caretaker of Imagination

Author(s): Z. R. Southcombe; Jane Thorne (Illustrator)

NZ Middle Fiction 8-12-year-olds

Bored with his normal life, John Carroll runs away with his faithful cat in search of adventure. When he meets a real-life pirate, John realizes there is much more to the world than he’d ever thought possible – that magic is real, and in desperate need of a hero.

John must convince the (once fearsome) Captain Simon Peabody to join him on a fantastic and perilous quest to find the only person who can save magic from being lost forever: the Caretaker of Imagination.

This wondrous tale harks back to the style of classic children’s literature. Perfect as a read-aloud, it is sure to delight readers of all ages.

Release Date: March 21st, 2015


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Z.R. Southcombe is a writer and artist. She is the author of the wordless picture book What Stars Are Made Of and children's chapter book The Caretaker of Imagination. Her books are written for children, but with their wild sense of imagination, rich vocabulary and emotional resonance they are loved by readers of all ages. A true creative, Z.R. usually has a few creative projects on the go, but no matter what project she is currently working on, Z.R. is usually accompanied by a cup of tea.

General Fields

  • : 9780473293017
  • : Z. R. Southcombe
  • : January 2015
  • : 203mm X 127mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : black and white, spot illustrations, ink
  • : 83
  • : 823.3
  • : Hardback
  • : Z. R. Southcombe; Jane Thorne (Illustrator)