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Shadowsea5/5

Shadowsea

Peter Bunzl

Review

I was thrilled to get my hands on Shadowsea and to immerse myself in the final adventure of Lily, Robert and Malkin - and what a way to conclude the thrilling Cogheart series. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and just know that my pupils will too!

Written with flair and sophisticated vocabulary, Bunzl has outdone himself with a whirlwind story brimming with hidden meanings and messages about friendship, family, trust and growing up.

Following Christmas celebrations aboard an airship to New York, Lily, Robert and Malkin find themselves drawn to an unusual boy in need of their help...Join Lily, Robert and Malkin on their final adventure of terrors and triumph, which plunges them deep into the sea.

384 pages / Ages 9+ / Reviewed by Kelly Buxton, teacher

Reviewed by: Kelly Buxton


Shadowsea5/5

Shadowsea

Peter Bunzl

Review

What a wonderful conclusion to the Cogheart adventures! I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the four books in the series, both for pleasure and as part of my classroom teaching. As the series progressed, it felt like each story became a little darker, the adventures more dangerous and Shadowsea certainly felt this way too.

In Shadow sea, our heroic foursome travel to New York City. However, before they can explore this brave new world, a message for help leads to a vision of a terrifying future involving a plan to wake the dead.

The trio of Lily, Robert and the wonderfully dry mechanimal Malkin that we have grown to love - along with a welcome return for Caddy from Moonlocket - learn that adventures come with risk, not everyone is who they seem, but that also hope can be found in good people around us.

The setting of New York was a wonderful addition to the world that Peter Bunzl has created, yet familiar themes remained. Dealing with loss, finding your place in an uncertain world and helping others all shape the journeys of these characters.

The whole series is excellent for older Key Stage 2 children. Peter Bunzl has a wonderful way of moulding inspiring vocabulary, subtle clues and empathy for the characters which make the Cogheart adventures a real hit!

384 pages / Ages 9+ / Reviewed by Paul Matthews, teacher

Reviewed by: Paul Matthews