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    • ISBN:9781408330180
    • Publication date:04 Sep 2014
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The Lost Children

Book 1

By Gillian Philip

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The Spiderwick Chronicles meets Enid Blyton in this exciting new adventure series for boys and girls

The secrets of the island will be revealed...

When Molly and her little brother Jack visit their rich relatives on Ravenstorm Island, Molly feels immediately on edge. An elderly butler gives them bizarre warnings, eerie statues of children are dotted around the island, and she's expected to be friends with her moody cousin, Arthur. But things become much worse when Jack disappears - and no one else on the island remembers he ever existed! Molly and Arthur must work together to save Jack. They unlock a hidden world of vicious spirits, but will they uncover the secret behind the Lost Children before it's too late?

Biographical Notes

Gillian Philip lives in the highlands of Scotland with her husband and their two children. As well as writing her own novels, Gillian has also written as Gabriella Poole (Darke Academy) and as Erin Hunter (Survivors). Her books have been shortlisted for prizes including the Royal Mail Scottish Book Award and the North East Book Award. She has also been nominated for the Carnegie Medal (for Crossing the Line).

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  • ISBN: 9781408330197
  • Publication date: 04 Sep 2014
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  • Imprint: Orchard Books
Spooky fast-paced summer holiday adventure. — Bookseller
A creepy and exciting adventure story. — Reading Zone
An extremely well-told story — School Librarian
A great mystery adventure story with magical touches. An atmospheric summer read for fans of Enid Blyton — Primary Times
A real page-turner — Ayesha Mujeb, Holy Rood High, Teen Titles
A fast-paced adventure brimming with intrigue and magic — The List
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