The Black Sphinx

The Black Sphinx

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THE BLACK SPHINX is missing. Who wants it the most? The indomitable CALLISTO? Queen of the Underworld SQUALIDA MACHEATH? Or madder than a mackerel JASPER PEPPER?Or will it be CRISPIN RATTLE, our orphaned young hero? But if jackal-headed gods can't stop JASPER PEPPER, what on earth can CRISPIN do? Read this rip-roaring new adventure in paperback now...and test your code-breaking skills against the hieroglyphic messages of the sphinx!show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 131 x 197 x 21mm | 218g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Chapter heads
  • 0552554219
  • 9780552554213

About Matt Hart

MATT HART is Welsh and proud of it. He has worked as a fairground operative, in an architect's office, as a bus conductor and as a building-site labourer before turning to writing full-time. He reads loads, his favourite animal is the coatimundi and THE BLACK SPHINX is his first fantasy more

Review quote

"A poignant fantasy, set in the sort of parallel universe England you might find in Joan Aiken or Philip Pullman ... Hart is inventive but not over-indulgent and the story rattles along nicely" Daily Telegraph 20060408 "An exciting read ... Heartily recommended" -- Wendy Axford The School Librarian 20060701 "An accomplished adventure, reminiscent of Philip Pullman's Victorian swashbuckler novels but with a creative approach to fantasy that is all the author's own" South Wales Argus 20060408show more

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15 ratings
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4 27% (4)
3 27% (4)
2 27% (4)
1 0% (0)
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