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The Portal

by Andrew Norriss

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William and Daniel Seward's parents disappear one day -- and eventually the boys learn that their parents are the guardians of a secret intergalactic portal (out of their basement). The mystery of where the parents have gone is eventually solved, but meanwhile William has learned that he has inherited a knack for taking care of (intergalactic) guests. The perfect space-age hotelier! ( )
  katie | Apr 7, 2013 |
It is very interesting and keeps you on the edge of your seat ( )
  kings7 | Mar 8, 2009 |
William, aged 13, and his brother Daniel, aged 8, live a fairly ordinary life with their parents. But one day their parents disappear, and the two brothers learn very extraordinary things about their home, their parents and themselves.

This a very enjoyable book – Norriss writes with such humour and understanding of his young characters, and the story’s plot has touches of science-fiction, mystery, adventure and family drama.

William struggles to understand the disappearance of his parents, and is confused about how to help his younger brother cope. Friends of his parents offer him help and advice, but it is William himself who eventually solves the mystery. Mixed with this is the discovery that William’s dad was the Station Master for an intergalactic portal, and that he is expected to take over the role while his dad is missing, meeting and greeting visitors from other worlds.

A fun book, with an exciting story and interesting characters. ( )
  flaeriefloss | Dec 31, 2007 |
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You tend to remember the day your parents disappear - it's one of those things that sticks in your mind. Another of those things is the discovery that behind your dad's office door lies an intergalactic portal - but what happens when both these things happen on the same day? William and Daniel Seward are about to find out.… (more)

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