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Harvey Angell
by Diana Hendry (more about Diana Hendry) 11/7
Crime & Mystery for ages 8 to 12 published by Red Fox
Available from:  Amazon.co.uk
* £3.19, Usually dispatched within 2-3 days
Mrs Mad's humble opinion
8/10 You are working hard. Well done.
What's it about?
A strange young man moves into a very sad boarding house and lets loose a whole chain of strange events and emotions.
What happens?
Henry lives with his stingy and miserable aunt. She runs a boarding house where the guests all do as she says. Life revolves around school dinners until one day a new lodger turns up and turns everything upside down. Who is Harvey Angell and what does he do out in the energy fields with his connecting kit?
Is it easy to read?
A good read for a capable child. A younger reader might need some support with some of the words and ideas.
Anything else?
A heart-warming and genuinely funny book. The characters stay in the mind long after it has been read. Hendry sets situations clearly and carries the reader along easily with the flow of her writing. It combines wit with ghost stories, thrillers and adventure stories. Won the Whitbread Children's Book Award 1991.
Other books by Diana Hendry include Harvey Angell and the Ghost Child, Minders, The Crazy Collector.
Who says so?
This review by Mrs Mad.
The publisher reckons...
The winner of the 1991 Whitbread Prize. Henry lives with his mean, penny-pinching Aunt Agatha and a house full of her cowed, and very hungry, lodgers. His life is pretty miserable - until Harvey Angell comes to stay. Harvey seems to cheer everyone up - but there's something very odd about him.
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