The Martlet Box

Jean Ross

Availability:
Out of print

Quick Look

A haunting ghost story and exciting mystery, set in the narrow cobbled wynds and misty streets of Edinburgh.

Format:
paperback
Size:
180 x 110 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Kelpies
Age Range:
From 10 to 13 years
Extent:
160 pages
ISBN:
9780862412807
Publication date:
01 Jan 1990
Series:
Kelpies

Description

Simon and Malcolm think that their stay with Great Uncle Henry in Edinburgh is going to be incredibly boring. But then they discover the Martlet Box! With this discovery the two boys and their friend Robina are caught up in a battle between forces more powerful and fantastic than they could ever have imagined. The contents of the Martlet Box are the key to the battle. The children have it at the moment but others more powerful will go to any lengths to get it.

With the help of the immortal Mrs Clarke and the strange knights, the three friends manage to keep the contents for a time. But when Robina is kidnapped they must go back to the past to rescue her and in doing so must make the most terrible decision of their lives.

The Martlet Box is an exciting fantasy and mystery set in the narrow cobbled wynds and misty streets of Edinburgh.

Reviews

'Although the language is demanding in places this is a haunting ghost story and exciting mystery which succeeds in making the supernatural fantasy quite credible.'
-- Treasure Island: A guide to Scottish fiction for young readers aged 10-14, Summer 2003

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