Synopsis: Meet Lottie. She’s a little girl just like you – she loves adventures, mysteries and her little puppy, Biscuit.

When Lottie finds an old book all about beasts of the world in her attic, she can tell it’s going to be the start of a brilliant adventure! All she needs is a beast of her own to track . . . and she doesn’t have to wait long. There are strange rustlings and footprints in the Branksea Island woods! Lottie and her friends Mia and Finn set themselves the task of tracking down the Beast of Branksea.

But what exactly is this mysterious creature? And can the trio find it before Mia’s older brother Sammi ruins the whole adventure?

Release Date: 18th May 2017

Genres: Middle Grade, Mystery, Adventure, Animals, Friendship

Pages: 96

Review: This was really cute, I loved all the illustrations throughout the book they were really pretty. I loved the inclusivity of a deaf character was so nice to see. I loved the friendship Finn, Mia and Lottie had.

In this book Lottie finds her Gam Gam’s old suitcase which shares the stories of all her past adventures, this makes Lottie and her friends want to do the same and to the Harley woods they go to find the beast of the woods, following all the tracks they can find.

I really liked how the story unfolded and that were being clever in how they found the beast not wanting to get too close or scare it away. I also liked how when they figure what it was they wanted to preserve it and keep it save.

This is a really fun easy mystery with lots of adventure, three great friends and a mystery beast in the woods. It’s a great book for younger children, who will really enjoy trying to solve it and will also love Biscuit Lottie’s cute dog.


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