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The Secret Lake
     

The Secret Lake

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by Karen Inglis
 

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A time travel mystery adventure for children aged 8-11.

When Stella and her younger brother, Tom, move to their new London home, they become mystified by the disappearances of Harry, their elderly neighbour's dog. Where does he go? And why does he keep reappearing wet-through? Their quest to solve the riddle over the summer holidays leads

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A time travel mystery adventure for children aged 8-11.

When Stella and her younger brother, Tom, move to their new London home, they become mystified by the disappearances of Harry, their elderly neighbour's dog. Where does he go? And why does he keep reappearing wet-through? Their quest to solve the riddle over the summer holidays leads to a boat buried under a grassy mound - and a tunnel that takes them to a secret lake. Who is the boy rowing towards them? Why is he so terrified? And whose are those children's voices carried on the wind from beyond the woods? Stella and Tom soon discover that they have travelled back in time to their home and its gardens almost 100 years earlier. Here they make both friends and enemies and uncover startling connections between the past and present.

‘A modern classic for children’

The Secret Lake has been described by readers as a “modern Tom's Midnight Garden” and compared in atmosphere with The Secret Garden. Karen Inglis describes it as, "a time travel mystery adventure with modern twists - the kind of adventure that I loved to read as a child, but brought right up to date!"

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"An excellent read for boys and girls. ...because of the strong mix of characters it succeeds in being that most unusual of books - a book that can be appreciated by both boys and girls alike. However what I particularly liked is that, unlike many of the lengthy tomes published for 8 - 12 year-olds these days, the page count is extremely manageable with short, gripping chapters that lead you swiftly on through an absorbing tale of mystery and suspense." -- Louise Jordan, Founder, The Writers' Advice Centre for Children's Books; Director, Wacky Bee

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780956932303
Publisher:
Well Said Limited
Publication date:
08/04/2011
Pages:
122
Sales rank:
1,085,942
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

What People are Saying About This

Louise Jordan
...an excellent read...because of the strong mix of characters it succeeds in being...a book that can be appreciated by both boys and girls alike...(its) short, gripping chapters lead you swiftly on through an absorbing tale of mystery and suspense. (Louise Jordan, founder, The Writers' Advice Centre for Children's Book, London UK)

Meet the Author

Karen Inglis lives in London, UK. She has two boys, George and Nick, who inspired her to write when they were younger. Karen is also a professional copywriter who writes for business - but she far prefers making up stories!

Her next book, 'Eeek!' - about a soccer-mad alien who runs away to Earth - is due out at the end of Febuary 2012!

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The Secret Lake 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A magical time travel story which my 10-year old daughter read in one day and was so enthralled that I decided to read it. This is a very special book - a modern classic with lots of twists and turns. There need to be more books like this! I can't believe there aren't more reviews here - don't let that put you off. Googling around I found loads.