The Crooked Oak Mysteries - The Terror of Hilltop House

Paperback

A ground–breaking experiment at a new research farm quickly grows out of control in this modern take on Day of the Triffids from master of creepy sci-fi Dan Smith.

When Pete, Krish and Nancy read a story in the local paper about weird gunk being found in a field where sheep have gone missing next to Hilltop House, they’re sure there’s a mystery to be investigated. The new research farm at Hilltop is working on the creation of new bio-fuels, but when a storm knocks out the power in the local area and something escapes from the farm, it’s clear that the research has gone horribly wrong … Can the brave trio save the village in their most terrifying adventure yet?

RRP: £7.99

ISBN

978-1-80090-130-8

Interest age

9+

Reading age

8

Publication Date

05-01-2023

Format

Paperback

Pages

128 pages

Dimensions

130x198mm

Author

Dan Smith, Illustrated by Chris King

Dan Smith is the award-winning and bestselling author of books for both children and adults. His children’s titles, which include My Friend the Enemy and Boy X, have won him numerous accolades including the Coventry Inspiration Book Award, the Essex Book Award, and nominations for the Branford Boase Award and the Young Quills Award. Dan lives in Newcastle with his family.||Chris King is an illustrator whose early career was influenced by comic art. Chris studied Media Production at the University of Northumbria, specialising in Animation and Character design. Best known for his innovative use of colour and line weight, Chris has been commissioned worldwide by leading publishers, media outlets and consumer brands such as Oxford University Press, Variety, Dorling Kindersley, The Guardian Guide and more.

Product Description

A ground–breaking experiment at a new research farm quickly grows out of control in this modern take on Day of the Triffids from master of creepy sci-fi Dan Smith.

When Pete, Krish and Nancy read a story in the local paper about weird gunk being found in a field where sheep have gone missing next to Hilltop House, they’re sure there’s a mystery to be investigated. The new research farm at Hilltop is working on the creation of new bio-fuels, but when a storm knocks out the power in the local area and something escapes from the farm, it’s clear that the research has gone horribly wrong … Can the brave trio save the village in their most terrifying adventure yet?

ISBN

978-1-80090-130-8

Interest age

9+

Reading age

8

Publication Date

05-01-2023

Format

Paperback

Pages

128 pages

Dimensions

130x198mm

Product Description

A ground–breaking experiment at a new research farm quickly grows out of control in this modern take on Day of the Triffids from master of creepy sci-fi Dan Smith.

When Pete, Krish and Nancy read a story in the local paper about weird gunk being found in a field where sheep have gone missing next to Hilltop House, they’re sure there’s a mystery to be investigated. The new research farm at Hilltop is working on the creation of new bio-fuels, but when a storm knocks out the power in the local area and something escapes from the farm, it’s clear that the research has gone horribly wrong … Can the brave trio save the village in their most terrifying adventure yet?

Author

Dan Smith, Illustrated by Chris King

Dan Smith is the award-winning and bestselling author of books for both children and adults. His children’s titles, which include My Friend the Enemy and Boy X, have won him numerous accolades including the Coventry Inspiration Book Award, the Essex Book Award, and nominations for the Branford Boase Award and the Young Quills Award. Dan lives in Newcastle with his family.||Chris King is an illustrator whose early career was influenced by comic art. Chris studied Media Production at the University of Northumbria, specialising in Animation and Character design. Best known for his innovative use of colour and line weight, Chris has been commissioned worldwide by leading publishers, media outlets and consumer brands such as Oxford University Press, Variety, Dorling Kindersley, The Guardian Guide and more.