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Tarantula Tide

Sharon Tregenza

208 pp.  

Floris Books

Smugglers and Vikings. Shetland should be a fascinating place for a holiday, but Jack is harboring a secret and is less than enthusiastic to be there. Then he meets Izzie and her exotic pets, and things soon start to get more interesting.

Jack finds an unexpected visitor beneath the fridge; a wandering tramp is not what he seems; and each night, a mysterious person waits on the beach outside Jack’s cottage. But what do all these things have to do with an unusual visitor named Octavia?

Jack and Izzie unwittingly find themselves in the middle of a dangerous adventure and wondering what the next tide will bring to the land of the Viking Fire Festival.

Tarantula Tide is the winner of the Kelpies Prize 2008.

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