Chill

Alex Nye

Availability:
Out of print

Quick Look

Winner of the Royal Mail Award for Younger Readers. Set on the bleak Sheriffmuir near Stirling, this is a spooky tale of the past coming back to haunt the present.

Format:
paperback
Size:
198 x 130 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Kelpies
Age Range:
From 8 to 12 years
Extent:
176 pages
ISBN:
9780863155468
Publication date:
23 Feb 2006
Series:
Kelpies

Description

Winner of the Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children's Books 2007

"He stared up at the dark mass of the house. Then he thought he saw movement in the library window to the right of the drawing room. A shadow moving, backwards and forwards ... then it was gone."

Samuel is trapped by huge snow drifts in an old, remote house. And that's not the only thing causing a cold shiver to creep down his spine. He feels like the ghostly figure in the locked library has a message . . . but who is it for?

Fiona lives in the big house, but will that help the two of them to break the curse on her family? As the ice sets in, they uncover a centuries'-old tale of betrayal and revenge.

Set on bleak Sheriffmuir near Stirling, this is a spooky tale of the past coming back to haunt the present.

Reviews

'It's a tense confection of mystery, historical intrigue and adventure for 8-12 year olds.'
-- Lindsey Fraser, Sunday Herald

Author

Alex Nye was born in Leicester, England, and has been writing for many years. She lives in Dunblane, Scotland, with her two children. Chill is her first novel.

You can also visit the author's own website at http://www.alexnye.com

Media

Visit Alex Nye's website at
www.alexnye.com

Download or print a free Teacher's Guide for this book:
Chill Teacher's Guide (PDF; 46KB)

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