Edie and the Box of Flits
Publisher: Piccadilly Press
Edie feels lonely since starting secondary school, as her best friends have turned their backs on her, so she spends more time than ever at London Transport’s Lost Property Office, where Dad works. One day, while examining a wooden box which was left on a tube train, she makes an incredible discovery: the box is inhabited by three young ‘flits’: tiny, winged people who can only be seen by children under the age of 13.
The flits – Impy, Speckle and Nid – are desperate to locate their missing family, who were last seen being pursued through an underground tunnel by sinister birds, known as 'magpins'. Promising to help them, Edie is concerned to learn that other young flits from across the city are also mysteriously disappearing. Together with her new, small-but-mighty friends, she is plunged into a thrilling subterranean adventure across the London Underground network, which is more dangerous than she could ever have imagined.
With a wonderful cast of characters and an exciting plot, this enchanting fantasy adventure, reminiscent of The Borrowers, is a fabulous read. Expressive black-and-white illustrations feature throughout, adding touches of humour and bringing this tale of friendship, courage and determination to life.