Fun fiction for 9 - 12 year olds. Will Blyton solves the case of The Stinking Shadow amidst a back ground of bullying,magic, time travel and insults galore.
Will Blyton - The Alternative Detective
When, Hamnet, a tiny boy trapped in a stone promises Will Blyton time travel, he thinks his problems are over. When a 14th century monk becomes his Stinking Shadow, he realises the trouble has just begun. Find out how Will stops the malicious shapeshifter, Ravensmite, from returning Hamnet to his cursed existence whilst, at the same time, plotting to send The Stinking Shadow back in time. Amidst the chaos and dark humour is the story of a boy battling with his own self worth and the start of a strange and powerful friendship. Come to the 1970s and the strange seaside town of Groaningsea to join Will in the adventure of a lifetime. Find out how he becomes The Alternative Detective.
Last night I dreamed of Groaningsea. The closed railway station had a train again – it was a shiny, black monster with a leering face hurtling down the track towards me. A pop eyed toad, wearing a railway cap, hung out of the window and flicked its tongue to catch the flies that clustered around its head. The station was full of clowns and puppets dressed in stripy jackets and straw hats. A shrieking voice caught my attention as Mr Punch hit Judy with a policeman’s truncheon. Suddenly, a weasel faced ferret, with razor sharp teeth, poked me in the ribs with his walking stick and I woke up sweating.