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Book Title: Whispers in the Graveyard

Details: Author: Breslin, Theresa

Reading Age: 11 - 13

Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd

ISBN-13: 9781405233347

Number of pages: 176

Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 1.8 cm

Retail Price: €7.49

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'Whispers in the Graveyard' is a gripping, powerful and haunting story. Solomon is bullied by his teachers and feels let down by his parents: his father drinks too much and his mother has left him. His refuge is in the local kirkyard among ancient graves that lie in the shadow of the rowan tree, the only thing that grows there. Then workmen uproot the tree and as it decays a strange power is unleashed. Solomon hears whispers and first-grader Amy Miller dreams of a strange lady with an alluring song. Solomon finds out the kirkyard was both the site of a witch hunt and the burial place for small pox victims. Did the witch leave a curse for the miller's descendants? Solomon must uncover the mysteries of the past and save Amy.

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'The Telegraph said

'Essential reading'; The Guardian

'Totally convincing... Gripping to the last'; The Times

'breathtaking'; The Daily Telegraph

'a terrific read'; Books for Keeps

'quality etched right through'; The Independent

'one of those rare books that makes you want to put your life on hold for as long as it takes to finish it... Formidably good writing, full of wit and wisdom, from which children will go away encouraged rather than demoralised at the possibilities of the human condition.'
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'Whispers in the Graveyard' is a gripping, powerful and haunting story. Solomon is bullied by his teachers and feels let down by his parents: his father drinks too much and his mother has left him. His refuge is in the local kirkyard among ancient graves that lie in the shadow of the rowan tree, the only thing that grows there. Then workmen uproot the tree and as it decays a strange power is unleashed. Solomon hears whispers and first-grader Amy Miller dreams of a strange lady with an alluring song. Solomon finds out the kirkyard was both the site of a witch hunt and the burial place for small pox victims. Did the witch leave a curse for the miller's descendants? Solomon must uncover the mysteries of the past and save Amy."

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