The Secret Lake

September 6, 2019 - Comment

A lost dog, a hidden time tunnel and a secret lake. A page-turning time travel adventure for children aged 8-11. Now enjoyed by thousands of young readers! When Stella and her younger brother, Tom, move to their new London home, they become mystified by the disappearances of Harry, their elderly neighbour’s small dog. Where does

A lost dog, a hidden time tunnel and a secret lake. A page-turning time travel adventure for children aged 8-11. Now enjoyed by thousands of young readers!

When Stella and her younger brother, Tom, move to their new London home, they become mystified by the disappearances of Harry, their elderly neighbour’s small dog. Where does he go? And why does he keep reappearing wet-through?

Their quest to solve the riddle over the summer holidays leads to a boat buried under a grassy mound, and a tunnel that takes them to a secret lake.

Who is the boy rowing towards them who looks so terrified? And whose are those children’s voices carried on the wind from beyond the woods?

Stella and Tom soon discover that they have travelled back in time to their home and its gardens almost 100 years earlier. Here they make both friends and enemies, and uncover startling connections between the past and present.

A modern children’s classic

The Secret Lake has been described by readers as a modern Tom’s Midnight Garden and compared in atmosphere with The Secret Garden and the Enid Blyton and Nancy Drew mystery adventure stories. Its page-turning plot, with its many twists and turns, makes it a firm favourite with both boys and girls.

Karen Inglis describes it as, a time travel mystery adventure with modern twists – the kind of story that I loved to read as a child, but brought right up to date.

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Comments

Anonymous says:

A 10/10 rating given by my reluctant reader son I hesitated about buying this book after reading some comments about the book’s size. I’m so glad it did buy it. Firstly, the comments about its size are completely unjustified. Granted, it isn’t war and peace but it doesn’t have any drawings inside and so probably contains as much text as (or even more than) books like Tom Gates. It isn’t too small at all and seems good value for money. Secondly, my son (10) is a very reluctant reader and starts and fails to finish books more times than I…

Anonymous says:

More a pamphlet than a book My daughter did enjoy this pamphlet, sorry I mean book. However, when compared to other books it is hugely overpriced, it is literally 30% of the size of most books she reads for the same sort of price. She read it in under 2hrs!!!

Anonymous says:

I loved The Secret Lake, it’s the best book ever! I really liked the pictures and the writing pushed me up a level with my reading, I learnt some new words!I liked all the characters because they were exciting, especially the dancing moles.The book was so much fun my mummy had to pull the book away to stop me reading at night! I’d recommend The Secret Lake to children aged 6-12 years old who enjoy mystery, adventure and surprises!Johnny, aged 6 and 3/4

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