The Power of the Pendant
Cerys Stansfield with Shirley Thompson
- Price: £5.95
- Publisher: Brewin Books
- ISBN: 9781858584669
- Availability: In Stock
She looked up and saw the most amazing castle that she had ever seen. The castle was a beautiful white colour, with the sun’s gentle rays reflecting off it. It was floating on clouds, for clouds were its best support in the sky. There was a golden stairway, leading up to the front door. The stairway was at an angle and was difficult to climb. She clambered up, holding on tightly. Eventually she reached the top, exhausted, tired - and worried about what was in this extraordinary place!
* * * *
When Cerys goes to the cupboard under the
stairs, to collect her coat, one morning, little does she suspect what awaits
her there - for she stumbles into the Land of Grace: an enchanted world, of
queens, dwarfs and princesses. Tortoises riding chickens, evil potions… and a
witch posing as a court photographer are everyday occurrences, plus eccentric
sorcerers, toy soldiers who become human and a cornucopia of other creatures,
of every size and description.
This is a highly imaginative tale, written
in the third person, by a nine-year-old schoolgirl, with herself as the main
character, accompanied by a group of school friends and family, who share her
Although Cerys is the main storyteller,
guidance has been provided, to some extent, by her English tutor, the
biographer and novelist Shirley Thompson. Designed for children of all ages,
this humorous fantasy will no doubt appeal to adults too!
Creativity is a family trait: the delightful illustrations are by Cerys’ 16-year-old Irish cousin, Micheál (pronounced Mihall) Doyle.
|Dimensions||240mm x 170mm|
|Illustrations||black & white|