Wendy Leighton-Porter devotes her time to writing books for children after 20 years of teaching French, Latin and Classical studies. Shadows from the Past is a series of time-travel adventure stories, featuring three children and a rather special Tonkinese cat. She is currently working on the ninth book in the series, The Shadow of the Two Princes.
Seven authors, seven new tales to twang your heartstrings and tickle your toes. Will the Christmas fairy be ready to grant your wishes? Will Shirley Link solve all the clues to her presents? And will Santa's reindeer, a lost and forlorn hero, and a man under the spell of a wicked witch find their way home during the bleak midwinter? Find out in this second anthology from the MG BookElves.
Seven stories, seven situations threatening the festivities – a postbag that gets bigger, a Santa in summer, the strange disappearance of the gifts, a petnapping gang, a snowstorm in the wilds, a kidnapped messenger, and a whole raft of celebrations that are too strange to contemplate.
Will the holidays be a disaster? Or will seven bookelves weave seasonal magic?
Any boy daft enough to spend Hallowe'en in a graveyard deserves to be scared silly, but what happens to young Danny goes way beyond that. I won't give the game away, but let's just say that he gets a lot more than he bargained for. When he encounters a strange old man who decides to "entertain" him with some terrifying stories especially for Hallowe'en, the poor lad grows increasingly scared to the point of fearing for his life. If you want to know what happens to Danny, you'll just have to read this spine-chilling tale of the supernatural - just don't read it on Hallowe'en! John Clewarth has a real skill for writing spooky stories for youngsters and this one is guaranteed to satisfy any young reader who is hungry for horror!