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The valley of secrets, Charmian Hussey ; illustrated by Christopher Crump

Label
The valley of secrets
Title
The valley of secrets
Statement of responsibility
Charmian Hussey ; illustrated by Christopher Crump
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When strange events occur in his newly inherited manor house in Cornwall, England, Stephen, a teenager who was abandoned at birth, investigates the mystery and his family history using clues found in a travel journal kept by his great uncle Theo during his trip to the Amazon River region. Stephen Lansbury is an orphan. He thinks he has no relatives at all -- until the day a letter arrives telling him that a distant uncle is dead. Suddenly Stephen finds himself the only heir to a great estate in the countryside. So Stephen sets off to claim his inheritance...but when he arrives, there is nothing to greet him at Lansbury Hall but a mystery. The puzzle is as tangled as the vines on the hall's front gate, but two things are clear: Stephen's uncle kept to himself, and none of the townspeople know he's dead. But why then does Stephen feel that something or someone is in the house? Curious tracks glisten through the kitchen table dust, food in the pantry keeps switching places, and Stephen swears he saw a dark figure lurking outside in the dense woods. To escape the slightly creepy feeling that someone is around, Stephen starts to read his great-uncle's diary. And as he learns about his great-uncle's journey through the Amazon jungle nearly seventy-five years before, a fantastic truth unfolds. Soon Stephen is sure: While the mystery of Lansbury Hall is stranger than he could have imagined, it's not nearly as incredible as the reality.... Handsomely designed and beautifully illustrated, this intriguing yarn is a book to curl up with. Written in the style of a timeless classic, The Valley of Secrets is a book that returns readers to the art of true storytelling
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hussey, Charmian
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Crump, Christopher
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Orphans
  • Families
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Cornwall (England : County)
  • England
  • Amazon River Region
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The valley of secrets, Charmian Hussey ; illustrated by Christopher Crump
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2003 by Saint Piran Press"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 379-380)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Old Fernley's round -- Copper-brown face -- Mysterious letter -- Old-fashioned kind of boy -- Through the archway -- One and only Mr. Postlethwaite -- Will -- Moonflower -- Fish and chips -- Cornwall, here we come -- Toward the unknown -- Warning -- Enchanted cornwall -- Gateway to mystery -- Face in the mirror -- Throne room -- Weird new species? -- That funny feeling -- Dancing snake -- Graveyard -- Mystery deepens -- Strange call -- Sleeping bat -- Ancestors -- Family likeness -- Swinging eyes -- Creatures of the lake -- Phantom gardener
Control code
ocm56058144
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9780689878626
Lccn
2004013829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The valley of secrets, Charmian Hussey ; illustrated by Christopher Crump
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2003 by Saint Piran Press"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 379-380)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Old Fernley's round -- Copper-brown face -- Mysterious letter -- Old-fashioned kind of boy -- Through the archway -- One and only Mr. Postlethwaite -- Will -- Moonflower -- Fish and chips -- Cornwall, here we come -- Toward the unknown -- Warning -- Enchanted cornwall -- Gateway to mystery -- Face in the mirror -- Throne room -- Weird new species? -- That funny feeling -- Dancing snake -- Graveyard -- Mystery deepens -- Strange call -- Sleeping bat -- Ancestors -- Family likeness -- Swinging eyes -- Creatures of the lake -- Phantom gardener
Control code
ocm56058144
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9780689878626
Lccn
2004013829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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