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The Secret Lake: A children's mystery adventure Paperback – August 4, 2011
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"...an excellent read...because of the strong mix of characters it succeeds in being...a book that can be appreciated by both boys and girls alike...(its) short, gripping chapters lead you swiftly on through an absorbing tale of mystery and suspense."
----Louise Jordan, founder, The Writers' Advice Centre for Children's Book, London UK
"An excellent read for boys and girls. ...because of the strong mix of characters it succeeds in being that most unusual of books - a book that can be appreciated by both boys and girls alike. However what I particularly liked is that, unlike many of the lengthy tomes published for 8 - 12 year-olds these days, the page count is extremely manageable with short, gripping chapters that lead you swiftly on through an absorbing tale of mystery and suspense." -- Louise Jordan, Founder, The Writers' Advice Centre for Children's Books; Director, Wacky Bee
About the Author
Karen Inglis lives in London, UK. She has two boys, George and Nick, who inspired her to write when they were younger. Karen is also a professional copywriter who writes for business - but she far prefers making up stories! Find out more and join her readers' club at kareninglisauthor.com
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You won't see many amazon reviews from us. We believe reading is a very individual past-time. But we couldn't miss out on encouraging Miss Karen Inglis to please write more about these characters and telling everyone who might be thinking "to read or not to read" this ---read! Its well worth fitting into your to-be-read pile.
I'd say it has just the right balance of detail and speed/flow for my son's age group or younger but I was sort of left wishing I knew more about the delightful characters, young and old, in this book. And if I can figure out how to get his review on here tonight I'm sure he might even share some of his 'what next' wishes.
As the two kids try to keep themselves occupied during their school holidays, they are puzzled by the behavior of their neighbor's dog, Harry. The mutt has a tendency to appear and disappear, and is always sopping wet! What does Harry get up to? Well, soon enough the pair discover a tunnel that literally takes them through time to their home, only its now about a century earlier!
There's a nice sense of adventure throughout the story as Stella and Tom not only make some startling discoveries but also befriend other children from the past such as Jack and Emma. Oh, and there's dancing moles too, and they play an important role in the story! There are some simple plot twists that will keep young readers entertained. The Secret Lake brought to mind some of my favorite Enid Blyton mysteries from my childhood. It made for a cozy read with my six-year-old daughter.
Written by my daughter Charlotte
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I could tell he liked it as he read it over over three eveings at bed time and now wants...Read more