The Children of Castle Rock
(Faber & Faber)
Alice doesn’t know what she longs for. All she knows is that it isn’t Stormy Loch Academy, reveille or leaving Cherry Grange. Yet here she is with Jesse and Fergus, chasing after her father, hoping against hope they will reach him on the castle on the isle of Nish. ‘The Children’ of Castle Rock‘ is a wonderful adventure story that harks back to children’s stories of the past, to fish paste sandwiches, daring, and dependence on the team. Bookwagon recommends this superb title to capable readers aged from 9 or 10 years of age.