The Carmody Casebooks
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'A cracker . . . Utterly convincing' Philip Pullman The Disappearance of Tom Pile When bright lights are spotted above a tiny village in Dorset, the locals suspect German bombers. Jack Carmody believes otherwise. He is part of a secret government department, set up to explore the supernatural and the unexplained. Then a boy - Tom Pile - is discovered, alone and scared. Tom went missing forty years ago The Miraculous Return of Annick Garel One year later two French fishermen see strange lights over the channel - and discover the body of a girl, still alive. Annick Garel drowned in a storm thirty years ago. Both children have powers that could change the course of the Second World War. Both sides in that war want their secrets These are two extraordinary stories. These are the Casebooks of Jack Carmody.show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 31mm | 341g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552568198
  • 9780552568197
  • 1,699,532

About Ian Beck

IAN BECK has worked as a freelance illustrator for many years (including such notable artwork as the record cover for Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album). Ian turned to writing and illustrating children's books when his own children were born.show more

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"A cracker . . . Utterly convincing" -- Philip Pullman "A cracker . . . Utterly convincing" * Philip Pullman * "WW2, somewhere in southern England. Our mathematically and psychically gifted soldier-narrator is on a secret mission . . . Despite the diversity of its elements, this is a well-paced, enjoyable read, which effectively combines ideas generally not seen together in WW2 fiction, and certainly not children's fiction" * Armadillo * "The real-life location, historical detail and plausible contemporary voices give this conviction" * Sunday Times *show more

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"A cracker . . . Utterly convincing"show more