Twelve-year-old Helen Robley discovers she is a “Transartist” when the drawings she loves to make become reality. Using her magic, she travels to the East Pole, home of the creatures that populate all children’s imaginations ˗˗ creatures like the Sand Man, Cupids, and Toothfairies, who are made real in unexpected but wonderful ways.
Assisted by two new friends, Helen uses her ability to turn art into life when she confronts the East Pole’s vain and evil Queen Narcissa. Helen also discovers that the East Pole is her birthplace and learns the fate of her parents before the story climaxes in an extravagant, wondrous fashion show. Helen employs creativity and a variety of unconventional weapons, including pencils, nail polish, and high-heeled shoes.