After being deserted by way of their thespian mom and dad one afternoon whereas taking part in their weekly relations video game of hide-and-seek, Whimsy and Woe Mordaunt are left within the care in their austere Aunt Apoline.
Forced to paintings in her boarding condominium yr after yr (looking after visitors and neatly sprucing the thorns of each plant within the toxic plant garden), Whimsy and Woe are wasting desire their mom and dad will go back. till someday, rather accidentally, the siblings bump into a half-charred letter . . . a clue of darker secrets and techniques Aunt Apoline has hidden within the partitions of the boarding condo.
Whimsy and Woe are introduced at the first steps of a gripping journey—on trains, boats, hot-air balloons, and more—through ramshackle cities, sinister caves, and darkish seas, trying to find freedom and, with even larger hopes, for his or her parents.
Dark, humorous, darkly humorous and funnily darkish, Whimsy and Woe takes readers on an event with intrepid siblings in a story of mischief, monocles, mice, and mist. excellent for enthusiasts of a chain of unlucky occasions, The Mysterious Benedict Society, and The identify of This ebook Is Secret.