“Only good things come to those who believe.” What does this cryptic message mean to a typical 12-year-old British schoolboy? The answer lies at the heart of a new world known as Torgia. More
“Only good things come to those who believe.” So an elderly woman remarks to young Stan Gessey on a double deck bus one crisp winter day, but what can this cryptic message mean to a typical 12-year-old British schoolboy? The statement lies at the heart of Stan’s World.
Stan has always been a quiet boy with few friends, but on that same day a strange little old man offers a special gift, sending Stan on a quest to a new world known as Torgia, which seems to be located in a different dimension. After encountering many unusual individuals in a range of strange circumstances, Stan soon learns the value of friendships and achieves the strength of mind to save this alternate world and ultimately return to his own.
This coming-of-age story focuses on a child from average circumstances who must learn to believe in himself to conquer incredible odds and succeed in an important achievement. His adventures throw him into situations that demand growth and courage, at the risk of death and disaster on a worldwide scale if he fails. With its unique and quirky characters, vivid imagery, and dramatic situations, the book allows young readers to feel as though they are truly sharing Stan’s experiences.