Author(s): Polly Ho-Yen
The children of Mivtown have grown up hearing the legend of the monsters of the loch. But it's onsly a story - a warning to stay away from the water. Then strange things start happening in the village. Effie's rabbit Buster escapes from a locked hutch, her mum disappears without trace and slugs start to infest her home. Along with her best friend Finn, Effie begins to hunt for clues to solve the mysteries of Mivtown. Could this all be connected to the legend? Is it really just a story or is there something lurking in those deep, dark waters?
From author of critically acclaimed Boy in the Tower - a spooky, atmospheric tale, steeped in legend and mystery
"This matches a dystopian plot with a hugely engaging narrator ... An unusual and very impressive debut." -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller "Haunting and compelling, with characters you really care for" -- Vanessa Lewis The Bookseller "I loved it and I think you - whoever you are, whether you're aged eight or eighty - will love it, too. Boy In The Tower comes highly recommended by me. I think it might even be my favourite story of 2014 so far."
Polly Ho-Yen was born in Northampton and brought up in Buckinghamshire. After working in publishing for several years, she now works as a primary school teacher. Somewhere in between five o'clock in the morning and sitting down in front of a classroom of five-year-olds, Boy in the Tower was written. She lives in South London with her husband and their very vocal cat, Milo.