Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
The Secret Lake: A children's mystery adventure Paperback – August 4, 2011
The Amazon Book Review
Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
"...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
About the Author
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I don’t like its bad print. Each line thru 1/2 of the book was being cut off, none of us can figure out the meaning of missing words. I was so disappointed with the book but don’t return due to cost of return ing is more than the value of itself. Feel bad!
Top international reviews
I liked all the characters because they were exciting, especially the dancing moles.
The book was so much fun my mummy had to pull the book away to stop me reading at night! I’d recommend The Secret Lake to children aged 6-12 years old who enjoy mystery, adventure and surprises!
Johnny, aged 6 and 3/4
Deep into the spot they loved in the garden they found a hole with a ladder, the ladder led to a tree, they climbed down both, they found a beautiful lake and saw a boy in a boat, the boy dashed of into the forest, they saw a women with two children Sophie and Emma both in strange dress, they found they had somehow gone back in time to the previous owners of the house, they were sent away to change their strange clothes but back at the tunnel it had closed, they were trapped
The boy with the boat Jack made friends with them, Jack and his father had been accused of stealing at the house but he said this wasn't true, they decided to help him
The author has planned the book with meticulous care and creative flair and I am sure it will appeal to Inglis' target readership. If I had one small criticism (and this is so subjective!) I think the book could benefit from a more eye-catching cover design. It's a little too green to really stand out and does look a bit dated. However, I'm sure there are many who would disagree and this fact alone does not detract from the quality of the writing.
I have decided to return the book, and buy one by a known publisher which looks better quality to give as a gift.
The story is easy and presents the reader with the mystery of travelling to another time
I thought the ending was very sweet
I haven’t given 5 stars because some of the language could have been improved (quite a few cliches!) and the pace of the book is a little fast in places - I found myself having to reread the odd paragraph to understand what had happened. However, this won’t detract from the enjoyment of the book for young readers. My 9 year old really enjoyed the story.