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Ally Kennen is an exceptional story teller with a rare gift for creating loveable and convincing characters who leap off the page. When their parents decide to sell their beloved home, the Dodo Hotel, and pack the children off the boarding school, Miranda, Cal and Jackie take matters into their own hands. Can three children under 16 keep up the pretence of being in charge of the run down hotel, deal with a mysterious and sinister guest and hide a valuable jet-ski which washes ashore mysteriously in a giant crate? It’s a lot to juggle especially as they also have to keep their parents off the scent with carefully worded, but not actually deceitful, emails. A modern day adventure that crackles with life and humour.
Three children, whose parents have gone to America, try to run a secluded West Country beach hotel on their own. The chaos mounts as they pretend there are adults in charge. A sinister guest brings danger. A ship is grounded off the beach, and crates of washed-up cargo are there for the taking. But the wreck was no accident...
Publication date: 07/05/2015
Publisher: Scholastic Press an imprint of Scholastic
|Publication date:||7th May 2015|
|Publisher:||Scholastic Press an imprint of Scholastic|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, Family / Home Stories|
Ally Kennen comes from a proud lineage of bare-knuckle boxers, country vicars and French aristocracy. She grew up in an isolated farm on Exmoor, with no flushing toilet, dead tadpoles in the taps, and annual rat infestations. The farm was a foster home to many children and teenagers. Ally has worked as a classroom assistant, nursery nurse, museum guard and archaeologist. She is also a professional singer. Ally lives in Somerset with her husband, small daughter, smaller son and baby four chickens and a curmudgeonly cat. No woman has ever beaten Ally in an arm wrestle. In ...More About Ally Kennen