Jason 'Jase' Rascal is just an ordinary eleven-year-old boy. His daydreams, however, are quite ather story - for, whenever Jase dozes off, he enters bizarre parallel worlds where he often seems to find himself in very real danger ... Season One: 'Spring in Time' (or 'The Lost World of Strudel Wood') On a spring day out to Strudel Wood, a dozy Jase idly wanders through a dream-gate and enters a world of extinct beasts: mossy rhiceroses, sabertooth tigers, mastodons, and weird wooden disaurs that seem to grow from the trees around him ... It's Jase against Time! Stuck in this perilous prehistoric past, Jase has to find his way back to present-day reality - before he himself becomes extinct! Funny, fast-paced, and full of mad adventure, Jase's strange escapades will thrill children of all ages - and eras.
Neale Osborne was born in 1970, in Birmingham, England. A freelance illustrator since 1992, his pictures of various beauties and beasties have appeared in a wide variety of places: in books and programmes, on posters and websites, (even sweet packaging, plates and teapots); and in such publications as the Gramophone, Mojo, Country Life, the Mail and the Times. His debut children's novel 'Lydia's Tin Lid Drum' is an epic fantasy adventure set on Planet Plenti, a world full of magical sweet-themed lands. It was followed, four years later, by 'Lydia's Golden Drum' a stand-alone sequel with the spicy flavour of the Arabian Nights.