But further along the coast lies the Amulet of Truth, the only thing powerful enough to force the Shadowmasks back and contain their dark magic.
So, together with Gryff, the wildcat that’s always by her side, and her best friends Alfie and Sid, Moll must sneak past smugglers, outwit mer creatures and crack secret codes to save the Old Magic.
With more at stake than ever before and the dark magic rising fast, can Moll and her friends stop the Shadowmasks before it’s too late?
... lured there by a recurring nightmare - the one with the drums and the rattles and the masks.
The Dreamsnatcher is waiting.
He has already taken her dreams and now he wants her life.
Because Moll is more important than she knows...
The Oracle Bones foretold that she and Gryff, a wildcat that has always been by her side, are the only ones who can fight back against the Dreamsnatcher's dark magic. Suddenly everything is at stake, and Moll is drawn into a world full of secrets, magic and adventure.
Twelve-year-old Molly Pecksniff wakes one night
in the middle of the forest...
‘Powerfully imagined action, dangers and battles. Thrilling for readers of 9+’ The Sunday Times
‘Atmospheric, packed with drama’ Daily Mail
‘Fast paced and full of charm’ Piers Torday, Award-winning author of The Last Wild
‘An outstanding debut packed with suspense, adventure and heart'
Katherine Rundell, author of the bestselling Rooftoppers
‘So fast it left me breathless... The Dreamsnatcher confirms Abi Elphinstone as a hugely talented
and exciting Middle Grade author' Emma Carroll, author of Frost Hollow Hall
'A breathtaking fantasy that evokes the magic and adventure of classic childrens fiction...
one of my favourite debuts of the spring' The Bookseller Ones To Watch
'A Thrilling adventure full of magic, danger and excitement' The Bookbag
Moll Pecksniff and her friends are living as
outlaws in a secret cave by the sea, desperate to stay
hidden from the Shadowmasks
'Thrilling, cinematic' - The Times
'Packed to the covers with action, adventure, mystery and intrigue, I am holding my breath
for the final instalment in this brilliant trilogy' - The Guardian
'A thrillingly wild adventure - bold, breathless and beautifully told' - Jonathan Stroud
'Reminded me of the very best of the Harry Potter books - Piers Torday
'No one does edge-of-the-seat action like Abi Elphinstone - Emma Carroll
Join Moll, Sid and Gryff as they journey to the northern wilderness to find the last Amulet of Truth...
An enchanting collection of stories
from award-winning authors
Armed only with a mysterious set of clues, they must brave the Lost Isles, scale the Barbed Peaks and face witches, goblins and giants if they are to find the one thing powerful enough to force the Shadowmasks back.
Can Moll, Sid and Gryff find the friend they think they have all but lost?
And do the Tribe have what it takes to defeat the Shadowmasks' dark magic once and for all?
In the snowy kingdom of Erkenwald, whales glide between icebergs, wolves hunt on the tundra and polar bears roam the glaciers. But the people of this land aren’t so easy to find - because Erkenwald is ruled by an evil Ice Queen and the tribes must stay hidden or risk becoming her prisoners at Winterfang Palace.
Join Eska, a girl who breaks free from a cursed music box, and Flint, a boy whose inventions could change the fate of Erkenwald forever, as they journey to the Never Cliffs and beyond in search of an ancient, almost forgotten, song with the power to force the Ice Queen back.
This is a story about an eagle huntress, an inventor and an organ made of icicles. But it is also a story about belonging, even at the very edges of our world . . .
Once an adventure digs its claws in, there is not an awful lot you can do about it. Especially when magic is involved . . .
A beautiful and classic anthology of frosty, magical short stories from acclaimed children’s writers.
Abi Elphinstone heads up this gorgeous collection of wintery stories, featuring snow queens, frost fairs, snow dragons and pied pipers . . . from classic children’s writers Michelle Magorian, Geraldine McCaughrean, Jamila Gavin, Berlie Doherty, Katherine Woodfine, Piers Torday, Lauren St John, Amy Alward, Michelle Harrison and Emma Carroll.
An unmissable, enchanting treat of a collection that will be enjoyed for years to come, by readers of all ages.
It is midnight in Crackledawn. Everyone is waiting for the phoenix to rise up from the forests of Everdark and renew the magic of the Unmapped Kingdoms.
But there is no sign of the phoenix tonight. Something else emerges from Everdark instead: a harpy bent on stealing the Unmapped magic for itself.
And so it is up to an eleven-year-old girl called Smudge and an eccentric monkey called Bartholomew to set sail beyond the legendary Northswirl and stop the harpy before it’s too late.
So, grab your compass and roll down your sail – the first adventure in THE UNMAPPED CHRONICLES is about to begin...
Sometimes it takes a story to show that the truly extraordinary people
in this world - the ones who defeat monsters and save kingdoms - are,
very often, the ones nobody notices at first...
Read the Prologue and Chapter 1
Eleven-year-old Casper Tock hates risks, is allergic to adventures and shudders at the thought of unpredictable events. So, it comes as a nasty shock to him when he accidentally stumbles into Rumblestar, an Unmapped Kingdom full of magical beasts.
All Casper wants is to find a way home, but Rumblestar is in trouble. An evil harpy called Morg is sending her followers, the Midnights, into the kingdom to wreak havoc and pave the way for her to steal the Unmapped magic for herself. But Casper cannot turn a blind eye because the future of his own world, he discovers, is bound up with that of the Unmapped Kingdoms.
And so, together with Utterly Thankless, a girl who hates rules and is allergic to behaving, and her miniature dragon, Arlo, Casper embarks upon an adventure full of cloud giants, storm ogres and drizzle hags. Can he, Utterly and Arlo, the unlikeliest of heroes, save the Unmapped Kingdoms and our world from the clutches of Morg and her Midnights?
Adventures happen to those who need them.
Whether they want them or not is entirely beside the point...
Eleven-year-old twins, Fox and Fibber, have been rivals for as long as they can remember. Only one of them will inherit the family fortune and so a race is afoot to save the dwindling Petty-Squabble empire...
But when the twins are whisked off to Jungledrop, a magical Unmapped Kingdom in charge of conjuring our world’s weather, things get wildly out of hand. An evil harpy called Morg is on the loose. And if she finds the long-lost Forever Fern before the twins, both Jungledrop and our world will crumble.
Suddenly, Fox and Fibber find themselves on an incredible adventure in a glow-in-the-dark rainforest full of golden panthers, gobblequick trees and enchanted temples. But, with the fate of two worlds in their hands, will the twins be able to work together for once to defeat Morg and her dark magic
'Nothing, and I mean nothing, is more powerful
than a child in possession of a plan'
You can be late for many things in life, but you should never keep an adventure waiting...
In Griselda Bone's gloomy orphanage, daydreaming is banned, skipping is forbidden and Christmas is well and truly cancelled. But for Phoebe and her sausage dog Herb, is it possible that, just when things seem at their bleakest, magic awaits in the swirling, snow-filled air?
Join them on an enchanting adventure in this beautifully moving story by the bestselling author of Sky Song and The Unmapped Chronicles, Abi Elphinstone, and renowned illustrator Fiona Woodcock.