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Smugglers and Vikings. Shetland should be a fascinating place for a holiday, but Jack is harboring a secret and is less than enthusiastic to be there. Then he meets Izzie and her exotic pets, and things soon start to get more interesting.
Jack finds an unexpected visitor beneath the fridge; a wandering tramp is not what he seems; and each night, a mysterious person waits on the beach outside Jack’s cottage. But what do all these things have to do with an unusual visitor named Octavia?
Jack and Izzie unwittingly find themselves in the middle of a dangerous adventure and wondering what the next tide will bring to the land of the Viking Fire Festival.
Tarantula Tide is the winner of the Kelpies Prize 2008.
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Sharon Tregenza was born and raised in Cornwall. She has an MA in Creative Writing and has had almost four hundred stories, poems, and articles published worldwide. One of her poems has been included in Pan Macmillan’s recent poetry anthology, There’s a Hamster in the Fast Lane. She lives with her husband in an old mill house in Carmarthenshire in Wales.Review:
“A fast-paced whodunnit ... the denouement is mighty good.” ―May Blance, BBC Radio Shetland
“This is Enid Blyton with iPods and lashings of coke. Sharon Tregenza takes all that is good about classic action books for children and gives us a modern version set in Shetland ... At only £5.99 this is a great stocking filler for bookworms. And if any teachers are writing to Santa, this would make a great class text too.” ―Valerie Watt, The Shetland Times, November 2008
“An exciting story of young sleuthing, bursting with the life of the Shetland Islands.” ―Mel Tibbs, Juno Magazine
“From the ancient brochs, to the gorgeous wild ponies, to the enormous skuas, the raw splendour of the Shetland Islands comes alive in this mystery. Tregenza brilliantly harnesses the charm of wonder of this magical setting and wraps it around an exciting adventure. Young readers will be easily drawn into solving the puzzle with Jack and Izzie.” ―Peggy Tibbetts, Midwest Book Review
“If you are looking for a rattling good adventure story try Tarantula Tide, there's a nice balance of drama, humour and excitement.” ―Allanah Glanville, Teen Titles Book Review
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Book Description Floris Books, 2008. Soft cover. Condition: New. 1st Edition. Brand new paperback.'Smugglers,Vikings,Shetland Isles'. Seller Inventory # ABE-1262067861
Book Description Floris Books, 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0863156738