Middle/YA Fantasy 3 Children Battle below ground

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Middle/YA Fantasy 3 Children Battle below ground

Bearbeitet: Feb. 12, 6:20 pm

I read this book in the early 1980s. It is about a boy and a girl who visit their uncle for the summer and meet another boy. While traipsing around they find a door that leads to an underground world. There is a long flight of stone steps and a boat. And creatures that are fighting a battle of good against evil. It is definitely not Over Sea and Under Stone.

Any assistance to identify that book is most appreciated.

Bearbeitet: Feb. 13, 7:17 am

Starting point in case there is a remote chance it is here.
Underground/dome to outside - children's/young adult science fiction

Or, Maurice Gee, Under the mountain.

Feb. 14, 8:35 pm

The Silver Chair last half is underground, 3 main characters, good vs evil. No uncle or door is this book of the series, though.

Feb. 14, 9:37 pm

Not Under the Mountain. Not Weirdstone of Brisingamen. Not anything by C.S. Lewis.

Feb. 14, 9:50 pm

bookel, that is a great list; thanks. The book I am looking for isn't there.
It also isn't Maurice Gee, Under the mountain., Weirdstone of Brisingamen, and it isn't anything in the Narnia chronicles.

Feb. 16, 5:41 am

Lawrence Leonard, The horn of mortal danger?
I can never recall that title and author, but it is memorable ... except I'm not sure if details fit. It has been a few years since I read it.

Feb. 17, 11:35 am

Maybe "Beneath the Hill" by Jane Louise Curry, but it has been years since I read the book.

Feb. 18, 8:09 am

Dieser Benutzer wurde wegen Spammens entfernt.

Feb. 18, 5:56 pm

It isn't Jane Louise Curry,: Beneath the Hill. There is no treasure hunt and the adult relative is definitely male.

I have never read Lawrence Leonard, The horn of Mortal Danger, but based on the blurb, that isn't it. No railroad tunnels in this one. Just underground-- no railroad or other manmade tunnels. It sounds interesting though, I will add it as a "too read".

Apr. 8, 7:57 pm


Apr. 8, 8:06 pm

It was also not The Dark Portal by Robin Jarvis because the protagonists were human.

Apr. 8, 8:51 pm

The Secret World of Og by Pierre Berton has five children, no uncle. They do go underground, and there is a boat.

Mai 8, 10:59 pm

Thanks MissSquish. Sounds delightful but that's not it. Too many children. The book I am thinking of is only 3 children and only two of them are related-- the third child is a neighbor.

Mai 10, 1:04 pm

Do you have an idea of where/ what country it was set? And when it might have been written or what era it was set in?

Mai 28, 10:46 pm

humouress I read it in 1980s and it was a contemporary book. I don't remember where it was set-- maybe US or maybe England.

Mai 28, 11:17 pm

Hmm. You’ve already ruled out the Narnia books. The only one I can think of is The City of Ember but that starts off underground.

Mai 29, 9:23 am

Can rule out Chalk, The Gnomids I think.

Mai 30, 1:03 pm

How about “The Secret Lake” by Karen Ingliss or *maybe* “Magic by the Lake” by Edward Eager?

Mai 30, 7:10 pm

Inglis: The secret lake
Eager: Magic by the lake
Links (just use square brackets around it) and author surname spelling helped.

Bearbeitet: Mai 31, 7:26 am

If you make the right choices while reading By Balloon to the Sahara, it leads the three children through a door to a boat on an underground river.