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  • Hodder Children's Books

Valley of Secrets

Charmian Hussey

3 Reviews

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, Interest age: from c 9 years, Interest age: from c 11 years, Interest age: from c 12 years, Fiction, Children's Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage), Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage), Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage)

A unique and unforgettable tale, beautifully decorated with Christopher Crump's highly detailed pen and ink drawings, sweeping from London to Cornwall to the Amazonian rainforest

Abandoned as a baby, Stephen had nearly given up hope of ever finding his family. This epic adventure follows his change in fortunes as he receives an unexpected letter from a strange source and sets off on an unforgettable journey. From a drab room in London, where the rain comfirms the greyness of his life, Stephen travels to a Cornish Valley; remote, exquisitely beautiful and heavy with secrets.

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Praise for Valley of Secrets

  • Breathtaking . . . from the the beauty of Cornwall to the depths of the Amazon basin bringing many surprises along the way. - Family Interest Magazine

  • Totally absorbing. I loved it. - The Sunday Telegraph

  • Conjures up the hidden magic of nature . . . As well as movingly exploring loneliness, foreignness and friendship, the novel is a paean to the powers of storytelling . . . This well-researched, beautifully illustrated book glistens with original and delightful details. - Time Out, London

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