The Crowfield Curse

By Pat Walsh,

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*"A wondrous mystery." --Kirkus, starred review

*"Suspenseful and spooky...with an edgy battle between good and evil." --School Library Journal, starred review

If the deepest secret has been spoken, can the deadliest curse be broken?

Sent into the forest to gather firewood for the medieval abbey where he's an apprentice, Will…

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I found this book through a recommendation from a friend and I am glad I did. A truly spinetingling page-turner, The Crowfield Curse has all the elements of a medieval thriller. A strange magical creature, a mysterious grave, and a deadly curse. What more could you expect from your average medieval abbey? Beautifully written and thoroughly engaging it’s a keeper for your bookshelf.  

From Nancy's list on kids who love a medieval quest.

Set in a chilly medieval abbey and its surrounding forest, this tale is rich with sensory details, buried secrets, and unsettling questions—exactly what I want from a historical middle-grade mystery. After learning that an “angel” is buried in the snow behind Crowfield Abbey, a servant boy named Will discovers that old magic and terrible menace are also hidden in the frozen woods all around. I love this book for so many reasons, but the wintery chill it captures might be the best bit of all. Archeologist-turned-author Pat Walsh conveys the cold so vividly, you’ll want to read this one under…

From Jacqueline's list on mysteries to keep you reading all night.

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