The Storm and the Minotaur

Paperback

Lucy Strange interweaves the Industrial Revolution with gripping Greek mythology in this atmospheric tale, featuring artwork from acclaimed illustrator Pam Smy.

Money is scarce in George’s family and so at the age of nine he has to join his father underground, hewing coal in the local mine. It’s far from the dreams George had of continuing his education, and it’s also a dangerous way to earn a living that has already claimed the life of his dad’s older brother.

Not long after he starts work, a summer storm leads to flooding in the mine. Trapped down in the dark, George spots a shadowy figure that seems to be telling George to follow him.

Can a ghost from the past lead him back to safety, or will George meet the same fate as his long-lost uncle?

RRP: £7.99

ISBN

978-1-80090-247-3

Interest age

9+

Reading age

8

Publication Date

03-08-2023

Format

Paperback

Pages

96 pages

Dimensions

130x198mm

Author

Lucy Strange, Illustrated by Pam Smy

Lucy Strange is the best-selling children's author of titles including The Secret of Nightingale Wood, a Waterstones Children's Book of the Month, and Our Castle by the Sea, which was nominated for the Carnegie Medal, shortlisted for the Waterstones Book Prize 2020, and was the first Independent Booksellers' Children's Book of the Month.

Product Description

Lucy Strange interweaves the Industrial Revolution with gripping Greek mythology in this atmospheric tale, featuring artwork from acclaimed illustrator Pam Smy.

Money is scarce in George’s family and so at the age of nine he has to join his father underground, hewing coal in the local mine. It’s far from the dreams George had of continuing his education, and it’s also a dangerous way to earn a living that has already claimed the life of his dad’s older brother.

Not long after he starts work, a summer storm leads to flooding in the mine. Trapped down in the dark, George spots a shadowy figure that seems to be telling George to follow him.

Can a ghost from the past lead him back to safety, or will George meet the same fate as his long-lost uncle?

ISBN

978-1-80090-247-3

Interest age

9+

Reading age

8

Publication Date

03-08-2023

Format

Paperback

Pages

96 pages

Dimensions

130x198mm

Product Description

Lucy Strange interweaves the Industrial Revolution with gripping Greek mythology in this atmospheric tale, featuring artwork from acclaimed illustrator Pam Smy.

Money is scarce in George’s family and so at the age of nine he has to join his father underground, hewing coal in the local mine. It’s far from the dreams George had of continuing his education, and it’s also a dangerous way to earn a living that has already claimed the life of his dad’s older brother.

Not long after he starts work, a summer storm leads to flooding in the mine. Trapped down in the dark, George spots a shadowy figure that seems to be telling George to follow him.

Can a ghost from the past lead him back to safety, or will George meet the same fate as his long-lost uncle?

Author

Lucy Strange, Illustrated by Pam Smy

Lucy Strange is the best-selling children's author of titles including The Secret of Nightingale Wood, a Waterstones Children's Book of the Month, and Our Castle by the Sea, which was nominated for the Carnegie Medal, shortlisted for the Waterstones Book Prize 2020, and was the first Independent Booksellers' Children's Book of the Month.