Books giveaway: Tonke Dragt's bestselling series


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This giveaway is sponsored by Pushkin Press


Apply for a free copy of either The Letter for the King or The Secrets of the Wild Wood!


About the books:


The Letter for the King (Book 1 for ages 8+) 

The fate of a kingdom depends on just one person...


When sixteen-year-old Tiuri answers a desperate call for help, he finds himself on a perilous mission that could cost him his life. He must deliver a secret letter to the King who lives across the Great Mountains - a letter upon which the future of the entire realm depends.

It means abandoning his home, breaking all the rules and leaving everything behind, even the knighthood that he has dreamed of for so long.

He must trust no one. He must keep his true identity secret. Above all, he must never reveal what is in the letter.


A Sunday Times, Metro and Times Book of the Year

A 1 million copy international bestseller

"Brilliant, extraordinary" – The Times, Books of the Year



The Secrets of the Wild Wood (Book 2 for ages 8+)


The hero of The Letter for the King returns...

One of the King's most trusted knights has vanished in the snow, so young Sir Tiuri and his best friend Piak must journey into the shadowy heart of the forest to find him.

The Wild Wood is a place of mysteries, rumours and whispered tales. A place of lost cities, ancient curses, robbers, princesses and Men in Green.

As the darkness surrounds him and reports grow of secret plots and ruthless enemies, Tiuri finds himself alone and fighting for survival - caught in a world where good and evil wear the same face, and the wrong move could cost him his life...


A Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph Book of the Year

"Thrilling" – Metro


"Action-packed drama" – Daily Mail


Read a sample from The Secrets of the Wild Wood





About the author:

Tonke Dragt was born in 1930 in Indonesia. When she was twelve, she was imprisoned in a Japanese camp during the war, where she wrote her very first book using begged and borrowed paper. After the war, she and her family moved to the Netherlands, where she became an art teacher. In 1962 she published her most famous story, The Letter for the King, which won the Children's Book of the Year Award and has been translated into sixteen languages. Its sequel, The Secrets of the Wild Wood, followed in 1965. Dragt was awarded the State Prize for Youth Literature in 1976 and was knighted in 2001.


Book giveaway:

We've got 25 copies of The Secrets of the Wild Wood and 25 copies of The Letter for the King to give away to lucky Mumsnetters to read and share their thoughts (and their children's thoughts) about it on the discussion thread. Fill in the form below to apply for your copy. Don't forget to choose which book you want to apply for!

You don't have to win a free copy to take part in the discussion. Anyone who has read the series can post their (and their children's) feedback on the discussion thread. If you miss out on a free one, you can buy the new paperback. All who post feedback before 23 August will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Love2shop voucher.

This giveaway ends on 11 July so apply now!


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