Friday, 17 September 2010

I Can't Be The Only Person Who Has Read It!

When I was young[er] I remember reading a book that I borrowed from the library.

Recently I have been trying to seek out this book however I don't know who wrote it or what it was called. Searches on the internet appear too have been fruitless. I can't be the only person to have read this book...or did I come across some mystical copy that only appeared for me?

Anyway I may not remember the name or author but I can describe some aspects of it that may jog someones memory and help me to find it.

It was kind of a Alice in Wonderland/Wizard of Oz type of theme. I'm pretty sure that the main character [a young girl] travelled to another land. I am pretty sure that there was some sort of robot/automaton that she befriended. And she had another companion but I can't remember anything about them.

I want to say that there was something to do with a snow globe...however I may have completely made that up!

Two scenes from the story that I remember are:

  1. They have to climb a mountain that is shaped like a needle.
  2. There is a room [possibly inside the needle shaped mountain] that is full of some kind of sticky cobwebs.
And as typical in these sorts of story there is a big bad nasty enemy lurking somewhere.

I probably read it in the late 80s/early 90s, so it will have been published before then...obviously!

Anyone have any ideas on what it could be?

Any at all?


Antonia Woodville said...

wish I could help ... once upon a time there was a wonderful magazine called John O'London where you could post questions like that ...

meantime, try just typing in some of those questions in the google search box and see what comes up. I did that this morning, asked about a song, I couldn't remember who performed it.

joanne fox said...

No, sorry, but that does not ring any bells with me at all. I hope you solve your mystery. Do tell us if you find out what the book is called.

Chippy said...

A few months ago I FINALLY discovered what this elusive book was - Rebecca's World by Terry Nation