The Demon Headmaster - 1 by Gillian Cross
  

The Demon Headmaster - 1

Written by Gillian Cross

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One of the great characters of children’s books, the Demon Headmaster rules his school with his sea-green eyes through which he hypnotises the pupils. When Dinah arrives she sets up SPLAT, a group designed to protect the pupils from the head’s paranormal powers and to break his dictatorship.

From the very first day at her new school, Dinah can see that something is horribly wrong. The children are strangely neat and well-behaved and they even work during break. What's going on? How can she find out the truth? And what is the secret of the Headmaster's control?

A Brilliant spooky series for readers aged eight upwards who relish stories with intriguing plots and sharply contrasting characters.


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. The 'Normals' against the Headmaster. It's a race against time, but Harvey. Lloyd and Dinah are determined to uncover the sinister plans of their Head. Somehow they must break his spell. An excellent mystery with an unusual setting.
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Synopsis

The Demon Headmaster - 1 by Gillian Cross

Dinah moves in with the Hunter family and starts going to the same school as her foster-brothers Lloyd and Harvey. It's not easy, as they seem to hate her, and school is really strange. Pupils suddenly talk like robots and do weird things - even Dinah finds herself acting oddly. She's sure the headmaster has some kind of power over them.

Reviews

A rattling good yarn The Times Literary Supplement

A light-hearted, funny and ingenious story School Librarian

An excellent mystery with an unusual setting Good Book Guide - Children's

I would recommend it to anyone who likes weird but funny books Teen Titles

An attractive, easy-flowing style with interesting characters and a lively story Junior Education

About the Author

Gillian Cross

Gillian Cross has won numerous literary prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children’s Novel Award (now the Costa), and the Smarties Prize.

Gillian Cross has been writing children’s books for over thirty years. Before that, she took English degrees at Oxford and Sussex Universities, and had various jobs including working in a village bakery and being an assistant to a Member of Parliament. She won the Carnegie Medal for Wolf, the Smarties Prize and the Whitbread Children’s Novel Award for The Great Elephant Chase; and the Little Rebels Award for After Tomorrow.

Read more about Gillian Cross and a Q&A with the author here.

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Format

Paperback (b Format)

Author

Gillian Cross
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Oxford University Press

Publication date

3rd June 2004

ISBN

9780192755827

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