The Wrath of the Woolington Wyrm

Karen Foxlee


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Pushkin Press
3 August 2023
ISBN: 9781782694137
288 pages

From the publisher

‘A deliciously thrilling mystery, full of heart, wisdom, wit and ingenuity’ Edwina Wyatt, award-winning author of The Secrets of Magnolia Moon

‘Easily one of the most charming books for young readers I have come across… A perfect balance of fun, fantasy, humour and innocence’ Katrina Nannestad, author of the Travelling Bookshop series

There are those that hunt monsters to harm them and there are those that hunt monsters to help them. Which one are you?

Dressed in sparkly red shoes and carrying her strawberry-scented notebook, Mary-Kate accompanies her archaeologist mother to the quiet English countryside to investigate some unusual bones found in an old well.

But soon she realises that the village of Woolington is not as peaceful as it seems; the ground trembles beneath them, there are mysterious noises, and the locals are obsessed with a terrifying old legend.

Could there be any truth in the myth of the beast who lives in the ancient well? With the help of a new friend, Mary-Kate starts getting to the bottom of this monstrous mystery.