The Secret of Pooks Wood

The Secret of Pooks Wood When twins Lily and Ollie are stranded over Christmas at Great Hawkesden Manor with their mother Stella they have no idea what will happen when they find an old glass snow globe Inside it not onl
  • Title: The Secret of Pooks Wood
  • Author: Helen Laycock
  • ISBN: 9781490507873
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Secret of Pooks Wood
    When twins, Lily and Ollie, are stranded over Christmas at Great Hawkesden Manor with their mother, Stella, they have no idea what will happen when they find an old glass snow globe Inside it, not only is there a miniature model of the manor house there is magic This is a time shift adventure to be enjoyed by readers of 9 12, or beyond who knows
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  • Helen Laycock

    Helen Laycock s short stories have been successful in many writing competitions, and her first attempt at play writing secured her a shortlisting in Pint Sized Plays in 2016 Her writing has been published in a variety of anthologies and magazines.She has compiled three short story collections and is currently working on three Helen also writes flash fiction, and has been featured in The Best of CafeLit for the last four consecutive years In addition, she has penned nine children s books for 8 12 year olds Her writing for children has also met with several competition successes.Helen Laycock s poetry has most recently appeared in Popshot Magazine, and her children s poetry has been twice published in The Caterpillar Magazine Her poems appear in several further anthologies, and, since winning the David St John Writing Awards for Novice Poetry in 2006, her work has been acknowledged in many other competitions.She has also compiled two collections of humorous poetry.She has two websites Helen Laycock Fiction in a Flashhelenlaycock.wix fiction i and Helen Laycock Children s Authorhelenlaycock.wix helen layAll her books are available on Helen Laycock.on Helen Laycock eShe can be followed on Facebook facebook helenlaycockd Twitter twitter helen_laycockand on her blog catchingcottonclouds.wordpres

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  • Helen Laycock s gift for creating wonderful settings and compelling characters shines in this Christmas story about a woman who visits an ancestral home and seizes the chance to change one horrific day in her past Stella is a grown woman, back at Great Hawkesden Manor with her two children and Uncle Alfred who now lives at the place They are snowed in, trapped as it were for Christmas by a snowstorm But the extra time gives the children a chance to investigate and explore, and in doing so they f [...]


  • I m a sucker for wonderful stories that transcend the age groups Many children stories are just that They re meant for children But THE SECRET OF POOKS WOOD is a story for all ages and it is wonderfully told.It s about this woman, Stella, who has two twin children of her own, Lily and Ollie, and they travel to her old home of Great Hawkesden Manor to visit Uncle Alfred who now lives in the manor Due to a snowstorm at Christmas, they become stranded at the manor, but that doesn t deter the childr [...]


  • The Secret of Pook s Wood is a subtle work of art Children are at play A mother wants to return to her youth A magical snow globe transcends time The science fiction concept of time travel has become magic within the pages This is a read that is suitable for younger ages as well, but it becomes quite gripping when Stella s reason for returning to the past becomes dire, again and again After the first few chapters I just flew through the pages Overall, I enjoyed this book.


  • Lily daughter sister , Oliver Ollie son brother , Stella mother , are stranded over Christmas at Great Uncle Alfred s Great Hawkesden Manor.What is Uncle Alf writing about Lily daughter sister , Oliver Ollie son brother , Stella mother , are stranded over Christmas at Great Uncle Alfred s Great Hawkesden Manor.What is Uncle Alf writing about I did not receive any type of compensation for reading reviewing this book While I receive free books from publishers authors, I am under no obligation to w [...]


  • This is one of those magical stories which shows wonder and enchantment in the faces of young children I am far from being a child myself although I did used to be one yet I was quickly pulled into the very real feeling family Christmas story and, by chapter 2, I was totally hooked.Stella and her twin children, Ollie and Lily, are staying for the Christmas holidays at Great Hawkesden Manor, the rambling old home of Uncle Alfred The children are eager to hear their mother s stories of when she wa [...]


  • This is a great story for children who love mysterious things It has lots of ingredients a big, mysterious house, a family trapped there for Christmas and time slip, courtesy of a snow globe Is the snow globe really sending Stella back to the past, or is it her own remembrance But she sees things she couldn t have known at the time Then there is the question can things be put right An intriguing read indeed


  • To find out about The Secret of Pooks Wood, please visit its website page helenlaycock.wixsite helenThe following are quotes from readers reviews not me This is one of those magical stories which shows wonder and enchantment in the faces of young children I am far from being a child myself although I did used to be one yet I was quickly pulled into the very real feeling family Christmas story and, by chapter 2, I was totally hooked Helen Laycock s writing is rich with careful use of grammar and [...]


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