Winner of the 2004 Aurealis Award for Children's Novels - Short Fiction
Not since Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose have libraries been so celebrated. Book-lovers and library-haunters will be enchanted. We who know the mysterious powers of the library will not be at all surprised by the goings on in Peter's museum, behind its hidden doors.
Peter is a young boy who reminds us all what a wonderful thing it is to be curious and to find courage we don't realise is within us... Thompson's writing is smooth and his storytelling agile. He introduces us to a world rich with characters and landscapes both grotesque and charming, and he fills this book with friendship and love.
Aurealis Awards Judges' Report 2004
I found this book very original and clever. When Peter is trapped in the other world and has to try and interact with strange characters, you really get a strong feel for his confusion and fright. Good for children aged 12 and up.
Lyndon Riggall, age 14, Launceston Examiner
July 2, 2012
Random House Australia Children's
February 27, 1998
July 1, 2011
RHA eBooks Child