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The Griffin Gate

Written by Vashti Hardy

Illustrated by Natalie Smillie

Part of the The Griffin Gate Series

Key Stage 2 Adventure Stories Fantasy / Magical Science Fiction

LoveReading View on The Griffin Gate

Sci-fi adventure and family dynamics in thrilling new Vashti Hardy adventure

Interest Age 8+ Reading Age 8

Blue Peter Book Award winner Vashti Hardy joins the excellent Barrington Stoke list with this new book and concisely delivers an exciting sci-fi adventure in just 100 pages. 13-year-old Grace is frustrated that as the youngest member of her family she’s not allowed to run solo missions for their magical warden operation, which protects the people of Moreland. So when the alarm bell rings and she’s the only one in the office, she answers the call anyway, jumping into their transporter with her companion, clockwork raven Watson, and climbing out into what turns out to be some treacherous goings on. Will Grace need rescuing by her family, or will it be the other way round? It’s a great bit of adventure, with recognisable characters and family relationships and a vividly drawn other-world.  More please!

Andrea Reece

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The Griffin Gate Synopsis

For years Grace's family have been wardens of the Griffin map, using its teleport technology to help people and fight crime across the land of Moreland. At thirteen, Grace is too young become a warden, but she longs to go on missions herself. After all, if her brother Bren can do it, why can't she? So when Grace finds herself alone with the map when a distress call comes in, she jumps at the chance to prove she's up to the task. But the map transports Grace to a remote village where nothing is quite as it seems. Has she landed right in the middle of a treacherous scheme?

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781129432
Publication date: 1st October 2020
Author: Vashti Hardy
Illustrator: Natalie Smillie
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 112 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical, Science Fiction

About Vashti Hardy

Vashti Hardy was a primary school teacher for several years and has always had a keen interest in children’s writing, leading to her MA in Creative Writing from the University of Chichester. Vashti is an alumni member and writing buddy of The Golden Egg Academy, and her books Brightstorm and the award-winning Wildspark are critically acclaimed. Vashti lives near Brighton in Sussex.

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