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The Whitby Child
by Robin Jarvis (more about Robin Jarvis) 338/203 illustrated by Robin Jarvis
first published 1994
Horror & Ghosts for ages 9 to 14 published by Macdonald Young Books
Available from:  Amazon.co.uk
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Mrs Mad's humble opinion
10/10 Excellent work. Well done!
What's it about?
Finally we reach the toe-curling conclusion to this incredible series, set in the small town of Whitby.
What happens?
Miss Boston is now a complete invalid, cared for by Ben, Jennet and the dithering Miss Withers. But a visit from a long dead friend makes her realise she must use her special knowledge to heal herself in order to face the danger. Jennet, feeling isolated and resentful after her infatuation of the evil Crozier moves further away from her family. Ben watches as those he loves change and fall into despair, but it is Nelda the Aufwader who is hiding the most terrible secret. What will Ben be able to do to help his friends?
Is it easy to read?
A confident reader will have no trouble with this.
Anything else?
What an incredible conclusion to this amazing saga! I could barely put the book down, Robin Jarvis has out-done himself . There is so much feeling in this story, pain, fear, loneliness, courage, despair, you feel every one of these with the characters he has portrayed. There are some really evil characters and quite horrific happenings. This is the kind of story which will move readers on towards more adult texts. I loved it!
Other books by Robin Jarvis include A Warlock in Whitby, Deathscent, The Whitby Witches.
Who says so?
This review by Mrs Mad.
The publisher reckons...
This series relates the adventures of two orphans, Jennet and Ben. Living in the town of Whitby, they become embroiled in the lives of the fisherfolk - strange creatures whose existence is under threat from deadly enemies.
And what do you think?
Will Johns, Alverton CP
I like the idea of the Story etc. The ghostly tale of deadly haunters and unfortunate happenings. I would like to buy the story 'The Whitby Child' because I love scary books and horrible storylines! I would recommend this book to mainly older readers and
Zoe Louise Roberts, Alverton C P
I love the idea of this book and I love Ghost stories. The extract I read is very gripping and I would certainly read more of the book if I got the chance. I'll definitely look out for this book in the future. It sounds pretty disgusting and gruesome but
Shelly ann Robinson, Jamaica, Hillel Academy Prep
I love this book because i found it scary.I love scary stories. It is about a whitby child that looks normal but at times he would turn into a ghost.
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