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In a nutshell: myth, mystery and adventure
Sharon Tregenza’s exciting mystery story opens in very dramatic fashion when a huge sinkhole appears under Griffin’s home. With his mother badly injured and in a coma he goes to stay with his uncle in his strange, crumbling house. It’s a very different way of life to what he’s used to: his uncle and his family enjoy a kind of eco-warrior existence and believe in white magic. Despite initial tensions Griffin becomes friends with his cousin Cinnamon and when the two witness a daring robbery of a priceless but sinister antique from the town’s museum they face very real danger together. Fast-moving, with a great sense of the natural world as well as hints at supernatural beings – good and bad – this is a thoroughly satisfying tale of young people saving the day. ~ Andrea Reece
'When a hole in the ground opened up and swallowed my mum, my life changed forever...' With his mother in hospital in a coma, Griffin has to stay with the uncle and aunt he hasn't seen in years. His cousin Cinnamon doesn't want him there. What's going on? Is it something to do with the fabulous Aztec knife about to go on display in the museum? Is it really cursed? Griffin and Cinnamon will have to find a way to work together to survive when they are lured down into the secret tunnels...
|Publication date:||15th September 2017|
|Publisher:||Firefly Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Family / Home Stories|
|Recommendations:||Reluctant Readers, eBooks|
Sharon Tregenza was born in Penzance, Cornwalland now lives in Box, outside Bath. Her first children's book Tarantula Tide won the Kelpie Prize and the Heart of Hawick Award and was longlisted for the Branford Boase prize. Her second novel, The Shiver Stone (Firefly Press, 2014) was highly commended for the Welsh Children's Book Award, the Tir, Na N'og. The Jewelled Jaguar is her third novel.More About Sharon Tregenza