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Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Whistling Caves Book 1

Written by Helen Moss

Illustrated by Leo Hartas

Part of the Adventure Island Series

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Whistling Caves Book 1 Synopsis

When Scott and Jack Carter have to stay with their great aunt for the summer they steel themselves for the most boring holiday ever. But then they meet Emily Wild and her loveable dog, Drift. Emily shows them the lighthouse, the castle - and the amazing whistling caves. Legend has it that when the caves stop whistling the castle will be attacked - and that's exactly what happens! Priceless treasures are stolen and Emily and the boys are determined to investigate. But how was the treasure smuggled out of the castle? Why did the caves stop whistling? And can the friends solve the mystery in time to catch the thief? The first in an exciting new adventure series - with five more gripping mysteries to come!

Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Whistling Caves Book 1 Press Reviews

From the illustration on the cover to the ripping plot of children investigating a mystery involving caves in the West Country, this is most definitely in the style of Enid Blyton... A well-written, wholesome adventure * JUNIOR * I loved this book from the start to the finish because it is extremely exciting and I couldn't put it down. It moves at a fast pace, and the plot keeps on twisting so that it is full of suspense. The children's characters were very believable because the author was able to write as if she was a child. It is also very funny particularly when the author describes Jack's thoughts. I would recommend this book to people who love adventure stories and it is one of the best books I have ever read! -- Lily Newman, Age 10 * WEST END BOOKS (BLOG) * Whilst reading this book, I found myself instantly transported back to my childhood, reading my beloved Enid Blyton books. Helen Moss has captured that Blytonesque essence, bottled it, added a dash of real life and and a slice of modern times to create a whole new series for today's generation. * SERENDIPITY REVIEWS * a great romp of a story, definitely a page turner, and would make fabulous holiday reading * THE BOOKBAG * Nostalgic adventure stories are back once more, thrillingly enjoyable! * MR RIPLEY'S ENCHANTED BOOKS * The Famous Five meets Artemis Fowl in The Mystery of the Whistling Caves, an up to the minute adventure with postmodern Blytonian references. The children, with mandatory dog, use their cunning to find the culprit in a series of museum thefts. A retro look gives it appeal to children and adults alike. -- Jake Hope * THE BOOKSELLER * The Mystery of the Whistling Caves by Helen Moss is being launched as a new, contemporary Blyton-esque adventure series and certainly contains all the elements: caves, secret passages and a good old-fashioned crime to solve. With references to hoodies, rock bands and computer games, this is a fun reworking of a winning formula and a great recommendation for any reader in search of adventure. -- Vanessa Lewis * THE BOOKSELLER *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444003284
Publication date: 8th March 2018
Author: Helen Moss
Illustrator: Leo Hartas
Publisher: Orion Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 176 pages

About Helen Moss

Helen Moss was born in 1964 and grew up in Worcestershire and Saudi Arabia. After a degree in psychology and philosophy at Oxford University, Helen went on to do PhD research at Cambridge University. She recently spent a year in Portland, Oregon, with her family, and on returning decided to switch direction and devote herself full-time to writing books for young readers. Helen lives in a small village outside Cambridge with her husband, two teenage sons, two border collies, two gerbils, several hens and a bearded dragon called Frankie. Visit her website at http://www.helenmoss.org.uk and the Adventure ...

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