It was an ordinary, boring Wednesday afternoon. Until, quite suddenly, it wasn’t.
It’s double Science on Wednesdays. Miss Drupe showed us a film about Food Chains. It wasn’t very cheerful. This green stuff called algae got eaten by this invisible stuff called plankton. The plankton got eaten by a fish, the fish got eaten by a seal and then the seal got eaten by a shark. The seal had whiskers and big, chocolate-y eyes. When the shark grabbed it, everyone went Oooh! and Awwww! and Maisie Milligan started to cry. Nobody bothered about the fish much, or the poor plankton.
About the book
Dan promised he’d look after his siblings, but he hadn’t bargained on his scientist parents dying on a jungle research trip.
The children decamp to crumbling Daundelyon Hall where horrible Aunt Grusilla reigns supreme, tending her mysterious graveyard garden. But why are Aunt Grusilla and her servants missing a finger? What are the hungry ‘Cabbages’ in the greenhouse? As Dan struggles to solve the mystery he encounters one final question: what’s the price of everlasting life?
An atmospheric, scary and funny middle-grade mystery about a boy who discovers an intriguing family secret.
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