This book is an
Enid Blyton style adventure story for children, written with the
specific intention for it to be fun for kids.
It was originally written in English and published in the second
volume of The Young
Falcon, a magazine for
children published by Valletta Publishing and edited by Tony C.
Cutajar. The story ran in nine episodes from October 1989.
The adaptation to Maltese was published by Pubblikazzjoni Bugelli in
1993, and it was illustrated in black and white, the original
illustrations for the magazine publication having been discarded.
The underground world created in this book was
to be the base on which the multiple underground cities and
different layers were built for the PULLU books to come much
The blurb on the back cover goes as follows:
Who would have
believed that under the Maltese land there is a marvellous world begun
by some Maltese hundreds of years ago? Relf, the boy from
Isabelle, Paul, Albert and Carmen and takes them to visit his world.
But without the children having noticed, they had taken with them two
criminals - and they were armed and desperate!
The cover and two of the
illustrations from the book are reproduced here.