The Secret of Zoone (Hardcover)

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Description


Welcome to Zoone: crossroads of the multiverse. In this inventive fantasy, fans of Diana Wynne Jones and Lisa McMann will step through an enchanted doorway and into a world filled with infinite portals to new—and sometimes perilous—lands.  

When a bright blue winged tiger appears on his aunt’s sofa, Ozzie can tell he’s in for an adventure. He’s thrilled to follow Tug—a skyger—through a secret door in the basement and into Zoone, the bustling Grand Central Station of the universe, where a thousand doors act as portals to strange and wonderful worlds.

But some doors also hide dangers—and when the portal back to Earth explodes behind him, Ozzie gets more adventure than he bargained for. In a station full of wizards, creepy-crawlies, and the occasional cursed princess, Ozzie has to find a way to repair his door… and possibly save the multiverse in the process.

Brimming with colorful characters, magical mayhem, and endless adventure, this new tween series has a doorway for every reader—just be sure to close the door behind you!

About the Author


Lee Edward Födi is a children’s author, illustrator, and educator—or, as he likes to think of himself, a daydreaming expert. He is the author of several books for children, including The Secret of Zoone and The Guardians of Zoone, as well as the Kendra Kandlestar series. In his spare time, Lee is a traveler, adventurer, and maker of dragon eggs. He especially loves exploring castles, mazes, tombs, and temples—the types of places where he can lose himself (sometimes literally). Lee lives in Vancouver, where he shares a creative life with his wife, Marcie, and son, Hiro. You can visit him at www.leefodi.com.

Praise For…


“Heartwarming and enchanting, Födi’s vocabulary-stretching portal fantasy is a great fit for readers who want something sweet and fun.”
— ALA Booklist

“A sharp sense of humor reminiscent of Rick Riordan pervades the story, and the novel is infused with a sense of magic and wonder.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Full of colorful characters. A promising start for a new series.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“The world-building is detailed and rich; readers will want to travel the tracks to visit different worlds and stroll the magical market.”
— School Library Journal
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062845269
ISBN-10: 0062845268
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: April 9th, 2019
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Zoone