August 2014 Book of the Month Henry Hunter is a most unusual boy – even among the boys at St Grimbold’s School. He has a private jet and an appetite for finding things that possibly comes from living up to his name. Henry enlists his school friend Adolphus Pringle as his ‘Doctor Watson’ and in this adventure the two set off to investigate rumours of the reappearance of Dracula…Henry and Adolphus make a great pair of under-age sleuths and Nick Tankand brings the mysterious world they enter vividly to life.
A Piece of Passion from Matilda Johnson, Publisher The Henry Hunter files are really fast-paced which I love for adventure stories. Henry's personality is magnetic too - so like Dolf, I just had to follow Henry on his quest to track down the beast!
When schoolboy super-sleuth Henry Hunter uncovers a clue about the legendary Beast of Snagov, the origin of all vampires, he and friend Dolf travel to Whitby and Romania on its trail. Unravelling clues from Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and the legend of Vlad the Impaler, they encounter Dracula’s daughter Bella Dracul. But is she a friend or a foe? And, can the trio evade the sinister forces that are tracking their every move, intent on releasing the Beast from its underground tomb?
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|Publication date:||1st August 2014|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, eBooks|
|Other Categories:||Reviewed by Children|
John Matthews is a master storyteller and draws from his wide experience of folk tales to find stories that will be new to many young readers. He is the author of numerous highly- acclaimed books on Arthurian legends and Celtic mythology, and has co-written a number of books with his wife CaitlÎ¯n. This is John’s third book for Barefoot, joining The Wizard King & Other Spellbinding Tales (1998) and The Barefoot Book of Giants, Ghosts and Goblins (1999). John currently lives in Oxford with his wife and son. His next book, Arthur of Albion, is scheduled for publication in 2007. &...More About John Matthews