The Blurb (by Goodreads):
Arlo Goodman lives with his Uncle Avery in a run-down flat above their bookshop. He has no friends, except for his pet mouse, Herbert.
But when a girl called Lisette bursts into the shop and begs him to hide her from a murderer, Arlo's life changes forever.
He's swept up into an adventure involving kidnappers, car chases and a story in The Book of Wondrous Possibilities, where Arlo and his skymouse battle dragons. But can Arlo find the courage to battle an even greater enemy, who threatens to destroy everything he loves?
I had a very happy week reading the latest works of two of Australia’s most popular children’s authors, and then I got to have the pleasure of launching them in the stratosphere! Belinda Murrell is, of course, my darling sister, and Deb Abela is one of my dearest friends, and both their books are crammed full of magic, adventure, mystery, danger, and amazement. They are exactly the kind of books I loved reading when I was eleven. Perfect Christmas presents for the bookworm in your family.