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There are only three things that matter to twelve-year-old Alice Alexis Queensmeadow: Mother, who wouldnt miss her; magic and color, which seem to elude her; and Father, who always loved her. The day Father disappears from Ferenwood he takes nothing but a ruler with him. But its been almost three years since then, and Alice is determined to find him. She loves her father even more than she loves adventure, and shes about to embark on one to find the other.
But bringing Father home is no small matter. In order to find him shell have to travel through the mythical, dangerous land of Furthermore, where down can be up, paper is alive, and left can be both right and very, very wrong. Her only companion is a boy named Oliver whose own magical ability is based in lies and deceitand with a liar by her side in land where nothing is as it seems, it will take all of Alice's wits (and every limb she's got) to find Father and return home to Ferenwood in one piece. On her quest to find Father Alice must first find herself and hold fast to the magic of love in the face of loss.