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Gert-Jan is being kept prisoner and although the hidden treasure rightfully belongs to him, his uncle is determined to seize it for himself. As Mr Van der Steg, with the help of his pupils, sets out to rescue the boy, he becomes more and more entangled with the strange history of the Seven Ways, the House of Stairs and the powerful Conspiracy of Seven.
Praise for The Letter for the King: A Sunday Times, Metro and Times Book of the Year;
'A true page-turner' Sunday Times
'Thrilling' Daily Telegraph
'A pulse-pounding epic' Metro
'Spellbinding' Financial Times
'A cracker' Spectator.
Praise for The Secrets of the Wild Wood: A Daily Telegraph and Sunday Times Book of the Year
'Action-packed drama' Daily Mail
'A spellbinding tale that will appeal to the young and old' The Lady
'An extremely cleverly constructed story' NBD Biblion
'A fantastic story, exciting and mysterious' Chicklit.nl
Publication date: 05/10/2017
Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
|Publication date:||3rd November 2016|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
Tonke Dragt was born in Jakarta in 1930 and spent most of her childhood in Indonesia. When she was twelve, she was interned in a camp run by the Japanese occupiers, where she wrote (with a friend) her very first book using begged and borrowed paper. Her family moved to the Netherlands after the war and, after studying at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, Dragt became an art teacher. She published her first book in 1961, followed a year later by The Letter for the King, which won the Children's Book of the Year award and has been translated ...More About Tonke Dragt