The Seeing Scroll

The Seeing Scroll

4.74 (19 ratings by Goodreads)
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A week after her granddad died, he sent her a key.

But why would he hide?

A page-turning mystery with a wee bit of fantasy. For ages 9 to 99.

With the help of her drama-king best friend, Gia Lance discovers an enchanted scroll which lures her with fragments of visions. But what do they mean? How does the scroll decide what someone sees?

Their quest to unravel the mystery leads to a secret garden, the tale of a lost ship, and the legendary secrets of the Seeing Scroll. But whose secrets are they? Do they have something to do with her granddad's disappearance? More importantly, is it wise to trust an enchanted parchment?

The more they hunt for her granddad, the more startling, and the more personal the scroll's secrets become. But they soon realise - there are people hunting for the scroll! Dangerous people, who clearly will do anything to ensure their secrets remain buried.

Can Gia evade them and figure out what happened to her granddad without being duped by the scroll's delicious secrets?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 10mm | 186g
  • English
  • 0620913851
  • 9780620913850

Review quote

The fantasy elements of the storyline were given exactly the right amount of space to develop. I was intrigued by the idea of a magical object that looked deceptively innocent but was actually quite dangerous to use. It fit the tone of the storyline well.

With the first few compelling paragraphs of this story, readers are thrown into the narrative as though appearing suddenly in the middle of a dream. Carefully written, readers spend the remainder of the story piecing together exactly what has taken place in the past based on clues from the present.

Fast-paced and action-packed, the story is designed so that the end of each chapter compels the reader to insist on learning what happens next. This is a delightful addition to the canon of adventure stories for middle grade readers.

The banter between Gia and Vuyo is sparky and witty. Young readers who love nature and exploring will love this book. One to check out if you're a fan of books like The Malamander.
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19 ratings
4.74 out of 5 stars
5 79% (15)
4 16% (3)
3 5% (1)
2 0% (0)
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