The Cabinet of Wonders 2. Lisi

Lisi is living with foster parents but is struggling to make friends and settle down. Then she wins a most unusual prize at a seaside funfair and meets someone who seems to find parents and friendships even harder than her.

See if you can guess who Lisi has met before all is revealed at the end of the story.

This is the second in a series of unusual, thoughtful books about the mysterious cabinet that changes lives.

Age Range: 10+
Size: 198mm x 129mm
Format: ‘B’paperback
Pages: 176
Word Count: 29,000
Published: March 2016
ISBN: 978-1-908577-53-5
RRP: £4.99
(Previous ISBN: 978-0-9566342-0-7)

Front Cover


She opened her eyes, or thought she did, because what she saw couldn’t be real. The arch was no longer white. All the colours of the rainbow raced through it, alive with light, and through this shimmering, glimmering rainbow, Lisi saw something that took her breath away.

  • Extract: Light

    Extract: Light

    “No it isn’t. It’s full of secrets,” he said. “The biggest secrets in the universe. Can’t you see that?”

    Neither Lisi nor Laszlo were stupid, but they couldn’t see it at all.

    “I see God inside,” said Isaac. Laszlo screwed up his nose and thought that the boy was not quite all there. “God as Truth!” said Isaac. “Not the God they tell us about, but the way the world works! I see numbers and angles and geometries,” he cried, holding the prism and looking into it as if he was looking into himself. “Most of all I see light, and light is at the heart of the universe. I want to know what it is, how fast it travels, what it’s made of, where it comes from, where it goes, I want to know everything about it! You,” he said to the two wary listeners, “don’t you also want to learn?”