The Secret History of Tom Trueheart
By Ian Beck
(Greenwillow Books, Paperback, 9780061152122, 368pp.)
Publication Date: May 2008
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Will Tom ever have a story of his own?
Tom Trueheart's six older brothers are famous. They go on exciting quests in the Land of Stories to complete tales the Story Bureau assigns them. Tom stays at home with his mother. But when his brothers fail to return from their latest adventures in time for Tom's twelfth birthday, a letter from the Story Bureau arrives . . . addressed to Tom. Only he can venture into the Land of Stories to find out why his brothers haven't completed their missions. Tom packs his bags and kisses his mother good-bye. He's about to discover a tale of his own. . . . How will it end?
Ian Beck is the creator of many picture books for children and of the novel The Secret History of Tom Trueheart. He lives in England.