From Costa-shortlisted superstar, a highly anticipated standalone adventure about what happens when you find a tiny, living, breathing civilization on the floor of your school dorm room.
Max is used to spending time alone - it's difficult to make friends in a big, chaotic school when you're deaf. He prefers to give his attention to the little things in life . . . like making awesome, detailed replica models.
Then Mr Darrow, the school caretaker and fellow modeller, goes missing. Max must follow his parting instruction: 'Go to my room. You'll know what to do.'
There on the floor he finds a pile of sand . . . and in the sand is Mr Darrow's latest creation . . . a tiny boy, no bigger than a raisin, Luke, Prince of the Blues. And behind the tiny boy . . . millions of others - a thriving, bustling, sprawling civilization!
'A fast-paced and enjoyable adventure that encourages readers to appreciate the small things in life.' Kirkus
'A delightful whiff of Monty Python . . . Ross Montgomery's writing is often pure Douglas Adams.' SFX
'Totally off-the-wall story. The world building is superb.' The Bookbag
'A funny, well plotted tale.' Sunday Express
'Marvellously funny and original . . . it's the tiny details that make the story work.' Financial Times
'An inventive and funny adventure.' Inis Children Books Ireland
Ross Montgomery is a primary school teacher and he writes his books when he really should have been marking homework. Author of Alex, the Dog and the Unopenable Door and The Tornado Chasers, Ross has been shortlisted for the Costa Book Award and nominated for the Branford Boase Award. Perijee & Me was his third middle-grade novel. Ross lives in Brixton, LondMore about Ross Montgomery