Winterbringers

Gill Arbuthnott

Availability:
Out of print

Quick Look

Josh and Callie notice that the summer weather in Fife is becoming inexplicably cold. With the help of the Winter King and a witch from the eighteenth century, can they stop the Winterbringers once and for all?

Format:
paperback
Size:
198 x 130 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Kelpies
Age Range:
From 8 to 12 years
Extent:
200 pages
ISBN:
9780863155307
Publication date:
29 Sep 2005
Series:
Kelpies

Description

St Andrews, Fife -- not known for its glorious weather, but even so, Josh hadn't expected the sea to start to freeze and ice to creep up the beaches ... His summer holiday isn't looking too promising, especially as his only companions are a strange local girl, Callie, and her enormous dog Luath.

Then they uncover the journal of an eighteenth-century girl who writes about a Kingdom of Summer, and suddenly they find themselves thrown headlong into a storm of witches, ice creatures, magic and the Winter King. A permanent winter threatens unless they can help restore the natural balance of the seasons.

Can they stop the Winterbringers once and for all?

Reviews

'Arbuthnott skilfully blurs the boundaries between real and vividly imagined other worlds. Well-sustained suspense, very real-feeling characters, a genuinely chilling atmosphere and unguessable plotting make for a compelling read. Whether you're in it for the fantasy, the thrills, the myth, the mystery or history there's something for every 9 to 13 reader, boy or girl...it's definitely one to recommend.'
--Eileen Armstrong, School Librarian Journal

'This is a great adventure story full of tension and a bit blood-curdling in places. It is a well-written story, very gripping and exciting. Excellent read!'
--Claire, Holyrood High, Teen Titles

'I thought this book was extremely good and very exciting and would recommend it.'
Molly (age 12), Education Otherwise

'An involving and accomplished fantasy mystery by a Scottish writer fast establishing an enthusiastic readership.'
-- Sunday Herald

Author

Gill Arbuthnott is the author of several other novels for children, including Chaos Clock, Chaos Quest and Dark Spell (the sequel to Winterbringers). She lives in Edinburgh.

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

Media

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