The Secret of Splint Hall (Paperback)
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Two girls must unearth an ancient myth hidden deep beneath the mysterious Splint Hall...
1945. War has ended, but for sisters Isobel and Flora the struggles still continue. They’ve lost their father and had their home destroyed in a bombing raid, and now they must go to live with their aunt and her awful husband Mr Godfrey in their ancestral home, Splint Hall.
From the moment of their arrival it seems that this is a place shrouded in mysteries and secrets. Who are the strange men who arrive with packages at night? What is the source of the strange blue sparks coming from the ground? And why do the locals seem to hate their family so much? As the girls begin to unearth an ancient myth and family secret, the adventure of a lifetime begins.
About the Author
Katie Cotton studied English Literature at Oxford University before becoming an author and editor of children’s books. Her books Counting Lions and The Road Home were both published internationally and received starred reviews in the US. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her hiking up a hill or eating cake.
"Explores a familiar theme in a fresh, original way." ― Booklist STARRED REVIEW of The Road Home
"With gorgeous artwork and a striking, poetic approach, the bond of parent and child is successfully conveyed." ― Kirkus Reviews STARRED REVIEW of The Road Home
"A profound and transfixing look at the endangered animal residents of our world." —USA Today on Counting Lions
"Deep truths and children’s resilience grace this well-told story." — Kirkus Reviews
“Combining historical fiction and fantasy, this book recalls aspects of C.S. Lewis’s 'Chronicles of Narnia.' It uses common fantasy tropes to explore the trauma of World War II in a new, unique way. The clues are clever and engaging, and will no doubt keep the attention of young readers... Recommended for readers who enjoy fantasy and adventure in an atmospheric, historical setting.” — School Library Journal