By Author / Illustrator
Mystery & Detective
Nosy Crow Ltd
Paperback / softback
For Aiden, Chloe, Ava and Josh, holidays at their grandparents' cottage mean wild beaches, no curfew, Bella the dog, and most of all - adventure! The lead actress in Frost Castle's winter play is sure she's cursed! A break-in, a car accident, and now her precious locket is missing. But the cousins suspect a ruthless thief. With a blizzard raging outside and a legendary ghost in the castle corridors, unmasking this villain will take all their bravery and skill...Fleur Hitchcock is famous for her excellent \"thrillers for beginners\". This action-packed series takes 7+ readers on fantastic, realistic adventures.Cover illustration by Tom Clohosy Cole.Don't miss the other Clifftoppers adventures!The Arrowhead Moor AdventureThe Thorn Island AdventureThe Fire Bay AdventureLook out for Fleur Hitchcock's stories for older readers:Dear ScarlettSaving SophiaMurder In MidwinterMurder At TwilightThe Boy Who Flew
What started as a fun day immersed in snowball fights and frolics (whilst staying with their grandparents), turns into a rip-roaring adventure for cousins Aiden, Chloe, Ava and Josh. A near miss with a car sliding off the road and down the hill towards them could have spelled disaster but instead it leads to an entertaining few days helping with a local fundraising play, whilst simultaneously trying to solve a mystery involving a locket and a castle full of unusual suspects.
In Cliff Toppers: The Frost Castle Adventure, Fleur Hitchcock manages to bring the total joy, abandonment and love of life originally created by books such as The Famous Five into the modern day. Vibrant characters, intricate plots, wholesome fun; what more could we want in current times but pure escapism.
Recommended for ages 7+ with links to friendship, family, problem solving and resolution. Children will simply love looking at the clues and red herrings that are threaded through the stories.
96 pages / Ages 7+ / Reviewed by Donna Burkert, teacher
Suggested Reading Age 7+