Saturday, 21 May 2016
The Mole Man Part 2
The village of Umbridge in Berkshire is a lovely, happy, pretty village.
They are celebrating winning the Best Village in Bloom competition and the mayor of Umbridge, the Honourable Lancelot Stevenson OBE, should be a very happy and pleased man.
But he isn't. And with very good reason. For some time previously a village boy vanished, never to be seen again.
But then, something incredible happens. Another boy disappears, but he is found again.
And what is happening beneath the land just outside the boundary of the village?
Are the stories of strange, giant creatures living in a subterranean lair just a myth? Or is there some truth behind these tales?
The mayor is desperate to solve the case and fellow villagers Benjamin Crew and his smart friend Paula Gladstone are also eager to discover the truth of what happened and what might be happening.
But what, exactly, are Billy and Dave up to in the village woods at night? What are they doing? What might they find lurking there? Or what might find them?
And what was the significance of the next full moon? And who or what was it significant for?
This book is written for children aged 9 to 11 and it is published in paperback by The Book Guild at £9.99.
That is to say if they can prize this eminently readable book from the hands of the adults in their lives!
The Mole Man Part 2 and the Mole Man Part 1 are both available from the That's Books and Entertainment book shop, which you will find to the right hand side of this book review.