by Sam Gayton
Illustrated by Alice Ratteree
Since he came back to London after his travels, Gulliver only has been ridiculed and laughed at. Nobody believes his stories about small people and talking horses. He needs a proof. That's why Gulliver comes back to Lilliput and kidnaps Lilly, who would be the proof he needs. Now they live in an attic in London while Gulliver writes a book about his travels, and Lilly tries endlessly to escape and come back to Lilliput.
This is the start point for Lilliput, a very well written fantastic story about friendship, perseverance and hope.
The book proved to be a page turner. The tension in the last chapters is amazing. I don't want to spoil the story, so I'm not giving any details here, but everything came perfectly together at the end. It would do a great movie.
I also loved the pictures. Ratteree is such a talented illustrator! They really helped to build the sense of time and space.There are many illustrations in the book, and I wish there were even more!
I'm glad this author entered my radar range.
Age suggestion: 10 to 12 years old. (I've seen it recommended for the 8 to 10 age range, but I would say some parts are kind of "intense", so I decided to pull the range a little up)
I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.