This is the fourth title in a brilliant series of quirky tales for 7+ year olds featuring Edgar the faithful raven and the strange Otherhand family who live in Otherhand Castle. Meet Minty who is all in a fluster about the preparations for the Otherhand Ball because Solstice is spraying fake cobwebs everywhere and Valevine is disorganising everyone’s carefully laid plans, whilst Cudweed seems hungrier than ever and is preoccupied with ‘fresh brains’ and then chaos ensues when the lights go out and its Halloween. To view all the titles in the Raven Mysteries series click here
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Join the wonderfully weird Otherhand family and their faithful guardian, Edgar the raven, and discover the dark secrets of Castle Otherhand. It's Halloween and the Otherhands are enjoying the Annual Pumpkin Hunt. There's a technique to catching these orange beasties, whipping off their heads and ending up knee-deep in pumpkin goo. The squishy ones are always the best. And pumpkin fun aside there are preparations to be made, at short notice, for the Great Halloween Ball at Otherhand Castle. Minty is all a-fluster. Solstice is busy spraying fake cobwebs everywhere. Valevine is in charge of disorganising everyone's carefully laid plans, and Cudweed seems hungrier than ever and oddly preoccupied with 'fresh brains'. In fact when Silas, Valevine's long lost brother and black sheep of the family, turns up with Samantha and the party is in full swing the Otherhands would be well-advised to check out their guests. It's not long before wily Edgar works out that there's a preponderance of vampires and not all of them have false teeth. Just when he's about to solve the latest mystery at Otherhand Castle, the lights go out...Dedicated website on Raven Mysteries: www.ravenmysteries.co.uk
|Publication date:||7th October 2010|
|Publisher:||Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
One of the World Book Day 2015 Authors Marcus was our Guest Editor in July 2010. Click here to see all his selections. Marcus began to write seriously in 1994, and his first book, Floodland, was published by Orion in 2000, and won the Branford-Boase award for best debut children's novel. Witch Hill followed in 2001, and was nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award. The Kiss of Death was published in paperback in April 2009, and picked up a thread from his highly acclaimed My Swordhand is Singing (winner of the 2007 Booktrust Teenage Book Award). In between came what Marcus calls “my big ...More About Marcus Sedgwick