Snaggletooth's Mystery

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ISBN 9780571210459 Format Paperback
9780571210459
Paperback
Published 03/06/2002 Length 144 pages
144

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The foundations of Cricklepit School are being dug up as builders move in, but for the moment the pupils are more worried about their imminent SATS tests and whether their classroom newspaper The Cricklepit Chronicle will get banned by bolshy head governor Mrs Somers. That is, until doors start mysteriously refusing to open, cars are vandalised, two shadowy figures are seen wandering around the corridors, and a strange illness begins to spread amongst staff and pupils.

Are there ghosts at Cricklepit? And what's the link between these unusual happenings and the tragic death of two children during a cholera epidemic, almost 200 years before? As panic mounts, Strawberry, Shahid and Snaggletooth - founders of the Chronicle - set out to unroot the truth. And their investigations lead to a Summer Term scoop of scoops.

The foundations of Cricklepit School are being dug up as builders move in, but for the moment the pupils are more worried about their imminent SATS tests and whether their classroom newspaper The Cricklepit Chronicle will get banned by bolshy head governor Mrs Somers. That is, until doors start mysteriously refusing to open, cars are vandalised, two shadowy figures are seen wandering around the corridors, and a strange illness begins to spread amongst staff and pupils.Are there ghosts at Cricklepit? And what's the link between these unusual happenings and the tragic death of two children during a cholera epidemic, almost 200 years before? As panic mounts, Strawberry, Shahid and Snaggletooth - founders of the Chronicle - set out to unroot the truth. And their investigations lead to a Summer Term scoop of scoops.
  • About Gene Kemp

    Gene Kemp has established herself as one of the most inventive and imaginative of British children's writers. She was born in 1926 and grew up in Staffordshire. After studying at Exeter University she taught, married and had three children. She is best-known for her Cricklepit School stories, including The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler, a winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Children's Rights Award, Charlie Lewis Plays for Time, which was runner-up for the Whitbread Award in 1985, and Just Ferret, which was a runner-up for the Smarties Award in 1990. In addition, she has written The Clock Tower Ghost, Jason Bodger and the Priory Ghost (short stories) and a poetry anthology. She also writes for TV and radio. In 1984 she was awarded an honorary degree for her books, which have been translated into numerous languages. She lives in Devon.

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