Thanks for requesting a Book Match. While I haven't read the book youmentioned by David Elliott, it sounds great!
I've included three titles below that I hope you might enjoy.
The Sectret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson.
Odge Gribble, a young hag, accompanies an old wizard, a gentle fey, and a giant ogre on their mission through a magical tunnel from their Island to London to rescue their King and Queen's son who had been stolen as an infant.
The Giant Baby by Allan Ahlberg.
Long ago, before television, when cars were shaped like cardboard boxes and school desks had ink-wells in them, there was: a famous doctor, more or less mad, an extraordiary criminal trial, a kidnapping, a gang of desperate men, a girl who wanted a little brother (though a sister would do), and a STUPENDOUS baby - but not necessarily in that order. Now read on.
The Missing Gator of Gumbo Limbo by Jean Craighead George.
Vanished? Liza Poole lives with her mother in one of the last balanced ecosystems in North America -- the Gumbo Limbo Hammock deep within the lush kingdom of the Florida Everglades. Some may think it strange to live outdoors, but Liza feels lucky to live it strange to live outdoors, but Liza feels lucky to live in her small yellow tent amidst tropical birds and exotic plants. And at the center of this natural paradise lies Dajun, the majestic alligator who protects Gumbo Limbo's environment.Then, one day, a state official arrives with frightening orders. Dajun is scaring people nearby -- he must be killed! Liza takes action to savethe invaluable 'gator, but suddenly, he is nowhere to be found. Now, she must find Dajun before it's too late, and her search will lead her into the heart of an exciting eco mystery!
You can place a hold on any of these titles by going to our library
Thanks again for writing to us!
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