The Battle for Gullywith

The Battle for Gullywith

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A stone army, an enchanted castle, mysterious ancient powers - and some very clever tortoises - Olly finds there's more than meets the eye at Gullywith. When his family moves to Gullywith Farm, Olly just can't imagine being happy in his new home. Gullywith is the coldest house in the world and no one has lived there for years. Then Olly meets KK and she tells him locals won't go near the place. It seems to be jinxed ...but most strange of all, Olly notices that there are stones at Gullywith that can move around of their own accord. Stones with ancient markings on them. He feels sure that they are angry. Olly visits the mysterious Nonny Dreever to ask his advice and he tells them they must return the stones to Withern Mere. Olly is drawn into a world of myth, magic and midnight adventure deep inside the surrounding hills. What is the ancient power that controls the stones and can anything be done to end their hold over Gullywith? Susan Hill deftly weaves a tale of real life and enchantment to delight young more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 21mm | 218g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747594775
  • 9780747594772
  • 1,247,116

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'Hill's landscape is beautifully vivid, shifting from majestic to menacing in a moment, and the magic is introduced so matter-of-factly that it's impossible not to be hooked' Observer 'Hill writes with a wonderful crisp prose style coupled with a vivid sense of place and landscape which makes this a magical Sunday afternoon story' Mslexia 'Stretches the imagination with its breathless adventure' Financial Times 'A compelling and spellbinding adventure' Family Interest magazineshow more

About Susan Hill

Susan Hill is the acclaimed and bestselling author of The Woman in Black. She has written 36 books, including a number for younger readers. Can It Be True was a Smarties Prize category winner. She has two adult daughters and lives in a farmhouse in Gloucestershire with her husband and three Border more

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134 ratings
3.11 out of 5 stars
5 13% (17)
4 23% (31)
3 37% (49)
2 18% (24)
1 10% (13)
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