By Author / Illustrator
Hachette Children's Group
From the bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizards of Once comes an out-of-this-world new adventure... K2 O'Hero is a seemingly ordinary boy - after all, he and his twin sister Izzabird have been sworn to keep their family's magical history a secret. Not even their infuriating stepsiblings, Theo and Mabel, know that magic exists. They believe K2 to be the most hopeless person they have ever known. But K2 has a secret gift: he draws maps of worlds that are beyond the wildest of imaginations. Worlds with six hundred moons, burning rivers and dark, twisty jungles alive with plants that hunt by the smell of fear. But what K2 doesn't know, is that the maps he draws are real.
When their baby sister Annipeck is kidnapped, the warring stepsiblings will have to use K2's gift to find a crossing point into one of those worlds and embark on a daring rescue mission. With a terrible beast and a petrifying robot assassin in their way, they must learn to work together quickly - because the future of their family is at stake... 'A pacey, thrill-packed, highly imaginative new series that should pull in the most reluctant readers' The Times Children's Book of the Week
Which Way to Anywhere is a story full of twists and turns, encompassing magic and mystery. K2 and Izzabird O'Hero are born into a magical family and sworn to secrecy. After their father mysteriously disappears (presumed dead), they acquire a new family who they need to keep their secret from. Theo and Mabel Smith (their stepsiblings) do not like the O'Heros and are highly suspicious of them and try to make their lives a misery. Little do they know that K2 has a secret gift: he draws maps of worlds that are beyond the wildest of imaginations but this gift puts the family in danger when Cyril Sidewinder - a Geography teacher in disguise - terrorises the family and kidnaps a child. The warring stepsiblings need to put their differences aside and embark on a journey to new lands to rescue their sister and father before it is too late!
Which Way to Anywhere is a fabulous read! I particularly loved the way that Puck the robot mixes up all of his words. I found the mixture of magic and technology intriguing and enjoyed the underlying theme of how important family is. This fantastically funny, truly exciting and fast-paced story is best suited for children aged 9+ and with great imaginations.
464 pages / Reviewed by Donna Chadwich, teacher
Suggested Reading Age 9+