The Secrets of Ordinary FarmTad Williams, Deborah Beale
fantasy, young adult
Tyler and Lucinda have been invited for another summer at mysterious, wonderful, scary Ordinary Farm, but this year something sinister is going on with their great-uncle Gideon and his unique animals, the dragons, unicorns, and sea-serpents he has rescued out of the time-rift called the Fault Line. The farm is under threat from Gideon’s billionaire rival Ed Stillman, and Gideon’s security measures include dangerous new creatures like bunyips and manticores.
But all the security in the world can’t protect Lucinda, Tyler, and the farm from dangers closer to home, like the witch Mrs. Needle and her son Colin, who want Ordinary Farm for themselves. The children do everything they can to keep the farm and its fabulous beasts safe, but when Uncle Gideon vanishes things quickly get worse – much worse.
Everything is going wrong. The farm is breaking down around them and the people who live there - each one a stranded traveler from the past - are terrified. The stakes have never been higher. Can Tyler and Lucinda find a way to save Ordinary Farm?
Master storytellers Tad Williams and Deborah Beale create a white-knuckle tale for their second book of adventures at Ordinary Farm.
Deborah Beale was a longtime editor of books for adults and children in her native London before she began her career as a writer.