Dotty and the Calendar House Key
Emma Warner-Reed, author
Nine and a half year old Dotty Parsons is seriously unimpressed! In the wake of her parents' tragic death in a freak firework accident, not only has the feisty little Welsh girl been sent to live in ‘deepest, darkest Yorkshire’, but it seems her new home is beset with strange noises coming from the chimneys. The eccentric old cook says it must be jackdaws nesting. But that can't be right...can it? This spellbinding fantasy adventure is a must-read for 8-12 year olds. DOTTY and the Calendar House Key has been described as ‘Secret Garden meets Diagon Alley’. Children who enjoy magical fantasy adventures will love this book. Deals with universal themes of childhood loneliness, loss, family, friendships, justice and triumph of good over evil - all handled with a delightful lightness of touch that gives the book an almost bygone era feel. Laced with just the right amount of gentle humour.