The Giant's Necklace

By Michael Morpurgo

Illustrated by Briony May Smith

A thrilling ghost story that revisits Cornwall's industrial past. Short-story-telling at its very best, from the UK's most beloved writer for children.

A tense and thrilling ghost story from the internationally acclaimed author of War Horse. It all began with a necklace, made of glistening pink cowrie shells. A long, long necklace that had taken Cherry days – weeks – of careful, painstaking work. It was nearly complete, and Cherry was determined it would be the longest necklace she had ever made; that it would be fit for a giant! But the end of the holidays had arrived. "You've only got today, Cherry," said her mother. "Just today, that's all." Cherry didn't mind, a day would be enough – she only needed a few more shells. So, amidst the taunts of her older brothers, she set out to search for them. Then the clouds grew dark and the waves grew large, and as the storm blew in, Cherry realized, to her horror, that she was cut off from the shore. From then on, events began to take a decidedly dark turn. One from which there was no turning back

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 7+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406373493
  • Published: 06 Jul 2017
  • Price: £6.99
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  • Size: 185 x 156 mm
  • Pages: 80

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'Beautifully presented in a small hardback with stunning illustrations and delicious glossy pages, this is a treat for the senses.' Read Plus

'“Now in paperback, a stunningly illustrated edition of his Cornish ghost story.”' The Bookseller

'“It blew me away and I had to go back and read the book through again. That's no hardship though - the writing is wonderfully clear and very accessible. […] Briony May Smith's illustrations not only support the story - they add to it, particularly at the points when Cherry is frightened.”' thebookbag.co.uk

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