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Since moving to Australia with their father, Angus Jack and his sister, Martha, have moved house constantly. They end up living next door to a peculiar old lady called Reafen, who is a second-hand dealer. To Angus and Martha, Reafen seems harmless enough. But who is she really and where did she get all the weird stuff in her shop?
Without his knowledge, Reafen draws Angus into her world; into ancient feuds, Wild Magick and bitter rivalries - into the secret dealings of Vikings and goblins and all those who have lived in the Old Realm.
Funny, exhilarating and a little bit scary; a bewitching blend of Norse mythology and urban fantasy from the award-winning author of TENSY FARLOW AND THE HOME FOR MISLAID CHILDREN.
Ages: 8-11 years
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780733334436
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Book Review: Fourteenth Summer of Angus Jack by Jen Storer - Reviewed by Rosalynd (29 Apr 2016)
Funny, exhilarating and a little bit scary; a bewitching blend of Norse mythology and urban fantasy.
"The Fourteenth Summer of Angus Jack is a classic adventure mystery which skilfully weaves Norse myth into a tale that is fresh and utterly compelling."
I received this book as a birthday present. When I first got it I thought "This is going to be the worst book." I kept telling my Mum that this book is only for boys. But when I was bored and started reading it, I quickly changed my mind.
I loved the character of Angus. Sometimes he can be quite stupid, which made me cringe. Martha is a quiet and sensitive girl with a smart personality. I liked her, but I kinda disliked her when she got all cheesy.
This is an awesome, funny, scary and adventurous book. I recommend it to adventure story lovers! 5 stars
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