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The Whitby Witches
The Whitby Witches

The Whitby Witches

Modern Classics


336 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $10.95 (US $10.95)

Publication Date: October 2017

ISBN 9781405285407

Rights: US

Egmont UK (Oct 2017)

Price: $10.95


A glorious new edition of Robin Jarvis's classic tale of ancient evils on the North Yorkshire coast, with bonus material specially produced for this Egmont Modern Classics edition

When orphans Ben and Jennet arrive in the seaside town of Whitby to stay with Alice Boston, they have no idea what to expect. A lively 92-year-old, Miss Boston is unlike any other foster mother they've known. Ben is gifted with "the sight," which gives him the power to see things invisible to other mortals. He soon encounters the mysterious fisher folk who live under the cliffs and discovers that Alice and her friends are not quite what they seem. But a darkness is stalking the streets of Whitby, bringing with it fear and death. Could it be a ghost from the Abbey? Or a beast from hell? Unless the truth is uncovered, the town and all its inhabitants is doomed.


"All Jarvis's trademarks are here . . . Will delight 9 to 14-year-old readers." —Telegraph

"A gripping story full of magic." —Primary Times

"The early chapters read like a classic children's TV series . . . sure to work its magic on readers." —SFX

"Brilliant, exciting adventure from a real master of the supernatural and magical adventure." —Wrd

Author Biography

Robin Jarvis started writing in 1988 and quickly became a bestselling author with his Deptford Mice and Whitby Witches series. He has been shortlisted for both the Carnegie and Smarties Awards.