Written by Toby Ibbotson son of the bestselling author Eva Ibbotson this exceptional middle grade story is captivating heartfelt and brilliant in equal measure. When a storm hits a small and sleepy town it ravages every living thing. But storms don’t just destroy they uncover. And when a young boy discovers a mysterious object that has lay hidden beneath a centuries-old tree he instantly knows that it’s special. What he doesn’t know is that his unexpected find will unite him with a girl searching for her missing father and trigger a series of events that will see them travelling across Europe under the most unusual circumstances. Beautifully written The Unexpected Find is Toby Ibbotson’s break-through masterpiece that’s a classic in the making.