The Dark Blue 100-Ride Bus Ticket
When Carlo and his mother, Jessica, accept a free bus ticket from a strange old woman in the supermarket they are really only being polite. Secretly they think she must be slightly batty, with her talk about hundred free bus rides to the supermarket at the end of the world. And yet, right outside their supermarket, which is of the most ordinary, everyday kind, a Number 13 bus pulls up . . . dark blue and with gold stars, just like the ticket. Another wonderful adventure from Margaret Mahy. Storytines Notable Junior Fiction 2010.