Orla and the Serpent's Curse - Orla (Paperback)
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Orla and the Serpent's Curse - Orla (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 02/04/2020
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A spooky and darkly comic adventure set in Cornwall - Famous Five with a twist.

Orla thought she was in for a relaxing family holiday, but when she finds a mysterious glowing necklace in the woods, it turns out there is a slight possibility she may have uncovered an ancient curse. After meeting a coven of old ladies, it becomes clear that Orla's arrival in Poldevel is no longer a coincidence. She's the only one who can solve this mystery, and she'll need help from the only other member of the family with good instincts - Dave the dog.

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406388480
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 221 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm


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"It was a real treat to get lost in this sprawling adventure full of magic, pirates, witches and a most heroic Jack Russell. Orla and the Serpent's Curse is packed full of adventure, mystery, humour and thrills... All shot through with lots of wonderful witchy magic - this is rich storytelling sure to appeal to fans of Catherine Doyle's magical Storm Keepers series or Robin Stevens' brilliant mysteries." * James Nicol *
"A rollicking adventure of witches and pellers and pirates and betrayal all set in a vividly painted Cornwall rich with language and landscape. Brilliant to see an historical novel with a contemporary setting, that incorporates folklore, history, mystery, adventure and family - and with the biggest hearted dog ever - the utterly selfless - Dave." * Fleur Hitchcock *
Orla and the Serpent's Curse, by the first-time children's author CJ Haslam, is a welcome breath of fresh air ...] We pause to admire every view - but the action whips on, resulting in a wonderfully suspenseful debut that will lift the spirits of any child cooped up at home. -- Emily Bearn * The Telegraph *
This is a beautifully written tale of an adventurous and unstoppable young girl and her pet dog. * Parent Talk *
Set in Cornwall, this darkly comic adventure starts innocently with twelve-year-old Orla and her family on holiday. However things rapidly take a spooky turn when she discovers a glowing necklace in some woods and soon she's embroiled with witches, pirates and a mysterious curse that only Orla, with the help of her trusty dog Dave, can break. Think Famous Five with a twist * The Good Web Guide *

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“Superb contemporary adventure about a family holiday gone wrong with an evil, witchy twist”

This is the first children's book from Chris Haslam who is The Sunday Times' award-winning Chief Travel Writer. He also wrote adult crime capers in the nougties.

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