The Second Forever (How to Live Forever #2)

Author(s): Colin Thompson

Picture Books

When Peter and his friend Festival destroyed the book called How to Live Forever so it could no longer work its terrible spell, they didn't know that destroying such a powerful book would have unintended consequences. Now, the world is in the worst drought ever - major rivers dried up, and water rationed to a single litre per person a day with talk of less. Festival comes back from the world inside the museum to get Peter. The river they reversed is drowning Festival's world and they need to re-create the book to reverse the water flow. Neither can remember all of the book, but hopefully by working together they will be able to recall every word. Can they reverse the water flow so that it rains in Peter's world again? And if they recreate the evil book, can they entomb it so that it can never been accessed again?


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Since he started writing and illustrating children's books in 1990, Colin Thompson has had more than 60 books published. He has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel HOW TO LIVE FOREVER and the CBC Picture Book of the Year in 2006 for THE SHORT AND INCREDIBLY HAPPY LIFE OF RILEY. He has been shortlisted for many other awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Award - the most prestigious children's literature prize in the world. Colin lives in Bellingen, Australia. His books with Random House Australia include HOW TO LIVE FOREVER, numerous picture books, THE FLOODS series, THE DRAGONS series, THE BIG LITTLE BOOK OF HAPPY SADNESS picture book, which was shortlisted for the 2009 Children's Book Council Award for Best Picture Book, and FREE TO A GOOD HOME. Visit his website at:

General Fields

  • : 9781741662894
  • : Random House
  • : Random House
  • : March 2012
  • : Australia
  • : May 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 240
  • : Paperback
  • : Colin Thompson