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?

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... 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.


Read an extract here!

Twelve-year-old Molly Pecksniff wakes one night

in the middle of the forest...

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‘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...

A beautiful and classic anthology of frosty, magical short stories from acclaimed children’s writers such as Michelle Magorian, Berlie Doherty, Lauren St John and Katherine Woodfine, and edited by author Abi Elphinstone.


The Dreamsnatcher’s 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 such as Michelle Magorian, Geraldine McCaughrean, Jamila Gavin, Berlie Doherty, Katherine Woodfine, Piers Torday, Lauren St John, Amy Alward and Emma Carroll, among others. An unmissable, enchanting treat of a collection that will be enjoyed for years to come, by readers of all ages.

An enchanting collection of stories

from award-winning authors

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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?

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