The Boggart and the Monsterby Susan Cooper
When the Scottish owner of Castle Keep died, the ancient castle went to his Canadian great-nephew, Robert Volnik. There was no way the Volniks could keep the castle, so it was sold to an Edinburgh lawyer, Mr. Maconochie. Two years later, Emily Volnik and her younger brohter Jessup return to the castle for a visit. To their delight, the Boggart, a mischievous
When the Scottish owner of Castle Keep died, the ancient castle went to his Canadian great-nephew, Robert Volnik. There was no way the Volniks could keep the castle, so it was sold to an Edinburgh lawyer, Mr. Maconochie. Two years later, Emily Volnik and her younger brohter Jessup return to the castle for a visit. To their delight, the Boggart, a mischievous shape-shifting spirit who has lived in the castle for centures, playing tricks on the owners, is still there, making Mr. Mac coubt his won sanity as strange things happen.
At Jessup's urging, Mr. Mac takes them and Tommy Cameron, a local friend, on a comping trip to Loch Ness, Where a new expedition with advanced underwater equipment is planning another search for the Loch Ness Monster. The boggart comes along, and, on thier first night there, he is entranced to rediscover Nessie, a boggart cousin who has long forgotten how to change shape and remains in the prehistoric-monster form he long ago adopted.
Beautifully imagined and beautifully written, this is an unforgettable adventure, filled with humor, suspense, and wonderful characters. It is a stunning companion to Susan Cooper's earlier book, The Boggart.
"Swiftly plotted and densely populated, zipping along with the speed of a video game."
- San Val, Incorporated
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- 8 - 12 Years
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Publishers Weekly, starred review Cooper adroitly incorporates ancient lore into a contemporary setting while producing an imaginative and compelling tale.
Meet the Author
Susan Cooper is the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement. Her classic five-book fantasy sequence The Dark Is Rising won the Newbery Medal and a Newbery Honor and has sold millions of copies worldwide. She is also the author of Victory, a Booklist Top Ten Historical Fiction for Youth book and a Washington Post Top Ten for Children novel; King of Shadows, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor book; The Boggart; Seaward; Ghost Hawk; and many other acclaimed novels for young readers and listeners. She lives in Massachusetts, and you can visit her online at TheLostLand.com.
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If you like these books then you should try the dark is rising books they are by Susan Cooper and there great!
My name is Morgan, and I read the Boggart for school, and I didn't like it that much, but I read it in one night.
Well written and easy to read. If you like books that have both modern day and magic in them then you will enjoy this book.
The Boggart and the Monster is a very good book to read just before you go to bed. Not because this book is boring but because this book encourages the imagination while you're sleeping so that you wonder what will happen next in the story. In the beginning of the book, there is a short chapter about Loch Ness which makes you think about what will happen in the book and if the Loch Ness Monster is a Boggart. When I first started reading the book, everybody kept telling me to read the first Boggart book. Acually, you don't need to read the first Boggart book at all because it has nothing to do with the second. One good thing about the book is that it gets eally interesting whenever they talk about the Loch Ness Monster. Sometimes the story will get a little boring but then you all of a sudden something good will happen that explans a lot and is very interesting. I have to give this book 5 stars because it is really interesting especially for those people who love to learn things about the Loch Ness Monster.