By: Timothee de Fombelle
Genre: YFB - General fiction (Children's/Teenage)
Published by: Walker Books
Published: 01 Jun 2016
ISBN: 9781406364620


An ode to the power of storytelling by one of France's greatest writers for children. A compelling story of a first love that defines a lifetime; perfect for fans of David Levithan, told with the intricate and beautiful writing style of bestselling author Timothee de Fombelle.

Joshua Pearl is from a world that our own no longer believes in. He knows that his great love is waiting for him in that distant place, but he is trapped in our time. As his memories begin to fade, he discovers strange objects, tiny fragments of a story from a long time ago. Can Joshua remember the past and believe in his own story before his love is lost for ever?


This is a beautifully told story of first love that spans a lifetime and across worlds we have forgotten.

Joshua Pearl is banished from his time, and trapped in the modern world, which no longer even believes that Joshua’s time existed.
But Joshua knows his true love is waiting for him - if only he can remember the past. Will Joshua ever remember? Or will his love be lost forever?

A wonderfully written and intricately woven story, this book will appeal to anyone who believes in true love and the timeless wonder of stories. Reinforcing the importance of imagination and the place that stories and fairy tales hold in our lives, this book is perfect for girls in Year 8 and up.

Reviewed by Michelle