journey through ING-ONG-UNG
delightful children’s fantasy novel
about a boy named Justin
and his quest to find happiness.
JUSTIN WALKER is unhappy living
with his narrow-minded Aunty Doris and Uncle Ron. He wants more
than anything to live with his beloved mother. His unhappiness increases
when, just before Christmas, he overhears his aunt planning to send
him to a foster home.
next day, while out on an errand, Justin discovers a portal into
the world of ING-ONG-UNG. There he meets Benny the raccoon and his
wife Loretta who tell Justin about THE STONKING STEPS, the fabled
staircase to happiness. Maybe if Justin goes there he will be reunited
with his mother! Benny and Loretta decide to accompany Justin on
his journey. Along the way more friends join them in their quest
- Nutmeg the gingerbread man, Gregory and Norman the horses, Paco
the wooden boy. They all have their own reasons for going to the
On their journey, they encounter the evil Nono who programs children's
mischievous behaviour on his computer, the greedy Hip who intercepts
presents children are supposed to receive from Santa, and the devious
schoolteacher Miss Bloop who gives impossible homework assignments.
they get past the villains
to get to the Stonking Steps
and find the happiness they are seeking?