Dave Lowe


Meet Holly: Big sister, Magician, Explorer-in-training!


Holly wants to be an adventurer, just like her dad. He’s an explorer – well, a travel writer – but he’s always off on adventures. Like now, he’s away in Greenland riding dogsleds and sleeping in an igloo while Holly is stuck at home with Mum, baby brother Ernest and Oates the disobedient dog. Worse still, he won’t be there when she performs her magic tricks in front of a huge crowd at school, or for her birthday.


But Dad has planned something very special – Holly’s birthday card is a map where X marks the beginning of ten challenges that she must complete in as many days; her very own ‘Dadventure’! As Holly completes each task she discovers that exploring often means facing your fears, that Mum used to be a danger-loving daredevil and that adventures can happen very close to home!


Children's 8-12 years

UK Publication

Bonnier Zaffre / Piccadilly Press, April 2017

US Publication

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