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Winner of the Scottish Children's Book Awards 2015 12-16 age category - October 2014 Debut of the Month A haunting and moving story as something sinister from the past reaches out to two children evacuated to Romney Marsh in the Second World War. Newly arrived from London, Peter and Daisy are taken to Sheldon Grange. It’s a lonely place set deep in the Marsh and they are warned not to explore on their own. The house is full of strangeness and soon Daisy is drawn to the haunting music she can hear at night and to the children dancing to it. How can Peter keep her safe?
Commenting on his win, Danny said: “I am absolutely thrilled to have won this award, especially because it has been voted for, not by critics and industry insiders, but by the people who matter most; the young readers for whom the story was actually written. Thanks to everyone who voted for ‘The Piper’. You have rocked my world.”
When Peter and his little sister, Daisy, are evacuated from London to the countryside, they find themselves on an isolated farm in the middle of a treacherous marshland. As Daisy gets drawn deeper into the secrets of their new home, Peter starts to realise that something very sinister is going on. What is that music they can hear at night? And who are the children dancing to it?
He who pays the piper calls the tune.
Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.
Weston's writing is spookily enchanting. Literary Loves Blog
Don't miss out on this one, totally creepy and completely brilliant Askews & Holts Library Service
The best spine-tingling, atmospheric tale that I've read for some time. Warning: be prepared to be up all night. Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books blog
|Publication date:||2nd October 2014|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers, YA readers|
|Recommendations:||eBooks, Reviewed by Children|
|Other Categories:||All Shortlists and Winners|
Danny Weston is the YA pen name for popular children and YA writer Philip Caveney. He lives with his wife in Edinburgh.His best known books are the Sebastain Darke series for middle grade readers, and The Piper and The Haunting of Jessop Rise for YA readers.More About Danny Weston