Water Horse by Holly Webb

Water Horse

Holly Webb


Water Horse by Holly Webb

In the canals of Venice, hides a beautiful secret...As princess of Venice, all Olivia knows is a life of privilege and wealth. But when the waters start to rise, flooding the streets and causing chaos, she realizes only her magic can prevent disaster befalling the city. Desperate for help, and a friend, Olivia discovers something incredible - a water horse. Invisible to most, centuries old and possessing his own powerful magic, Lucian knows the deepest secrets of the sea - secrets that could hold the key to saving the city... If only their friendship can overcome those plotting against Olivia, and Venice itself.

About the Author

Holly Webb

Holly was born and grew up in south-east London, but spent a lot of time on the Suffolk coast. As a child, she had two dogs, a cat, and at one point, nine gerbils (an accident). At about ten, Holly fell in love with stories from Ancient Greek myths, which led to studying Latin and Greek, and eventually to reading Classics at university. She worked for five years as a children's fiction editor, before deciding that writing was more fun, and easier to do from a sofa. She started writing several years ago while working as a children’s books editor. She has written over ninety books including the Animal Stories, My Naughty Little Puppy and Maisie Hitchins series for Stripes Publishing. Holly has also written In The Clever Little Kitten for World Book Day and a sequel to The Secret Garden. Holly Webb lives in Berkshire with her husband, children and three cats.

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Hachette Children's Group Orchard Books

Publication date

7th May 2015




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