Wanting to prove to his brothers and sister that magic really exists, Leon volunteers to be in Abdul Kazam's magic show and gets transported to a mysterious world. Filled with rabbits, doves, playing cards and magician's assistants - among other things - if a magician can make it disappear, it will end up in the Place Between! When Leon returns, not only do his brothers and sister believe, but we do too. With diecut holes into and out of the Place Between, the reader takes a journey right through the pages of the book, into the mysterious world of Grahame Baker-Smith's breath-taking illustrations.
Grahame Baker-Smith has worked in illustration for twenty years and in 2011 won the Greenaway Medal for his inspiring tale of fatherhood, FARTHER. He has also illustrated Pinocchio for The Folio Society. Angela McAllister began her career as an illustrator, doing editorial work, poetry collections and cookery books, such as Delia Smith's Christmas Cookery and The Food and Drink Cookbook for the BBC. She started to write for children in the early eighties, illustrating her own books. Since then she has written over 50 picture books and several junior fiction titles for children. Her work is translated into many languages. For Templar, Angela has recently written the magical picture book Leon and The Place Between, where she created a mysterious world with the highly-talented illustrator Grahame Baker-Smith.