Escape the Rooms

Suggested age 8 – 11


Author: Stephen Mangan
Illustrator: Anita Mangan
ISBN: 9781407193625
Date Published: 10 Jun 2021

A high-energy, laugh-out-loud, fully illustrated adventure story by much-loved actor Stephen Mangan and talented artist Anita Mangan.
“[Escape the Rooms] is richly imagined and deeply heartfelt, and Anita Mangan’s cartoonish and poignant illustrations capture the tone perfectly … It reminded me a little of The Wizard of Oz, with the children on a quest through different lands to get home.” Hadley Freeman, Guardian

“It’s been described as a cross between Alice in Wonderland and The Crystal Maze and it manages to feel both classic and modern at the same time.” Good Housekeeping

“A beautiful and exciting adventure that ignites the imagination” Edith Bowman

“A brilliant, clever, kind of genius book” Graham Norton, Virgin Radio

The last thing Jack expected when he bungee-jumped at the fairground was to go plummeting right through the ground into the weird, wonderful Rooms…

There he must face a series of puzzles and traps alongside a mysterious girl called Cally, in order for them to find their way home.

Throw in a murderous polar bear, hundreds of tiny yet ferocious lions, some mind-blowing riddles, and get ready for a hilarious, helter-skelter adventure like no other!

Escape the Rooms follows two children dealing with loss on an amazing adventure.
Wildly funny and endlessly surprising, Escape the Rooms is also a story about friendship, overcoming fears and being kind to yourself.
Packed with fantastic pictures created by Stephen Mangan’s sister, Anita


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Dimensions13 × 2 × 19.8 cm



Age 7 – 9, Age 9 – 12




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