The Sword in the Grotto

The Sword in the Grotto

By Angie Sage; Jimmy Pickering (Illustrator)

HarperTrophy, Paperback, 9780060774868, 146pp.

Publication Date: August 2008


Sir Horace is about to turn five hundred years old Araminta and Wanda need to find him the perfect gift. Araminta finds an ancient sword in a grotto hidden under her haunted house—and it should be a cinch to get it. But she wasn't planning on the nasty surprise of a portcullis-trap and a rising tide in the grotto. Will Araminta and Wanda make it to Sir Horace's birthday party?

About the Author
Angie Sage was born in London and grew up in the Thames Valley, London, and Kent. She now lives in Somerset in a very old house that has a 480-year-old painting of King Henry VIII on the wall. The seven books in her original Septimus Heap series are international bestsellers. She is also the author of the Araminta Spookie series.

Jimmy Pickering has illustrated a number of picture books, including "Bubble Trouble" by Stephen Krensky and "Sloop John B: A Pirate's Tale" by Alan Jardine. He also creates original art, which he shows at galleries around the globe including CoproNason in Santa Monica, California and Rotofugi in Chicago. He lives on the North Coast of Oregon with his loyal canine companions, Pugsley, Wednesday and Jesse.

Praise For The Sword in the Grotto

“Fun escapism for readers who like their spooky without the scary.”
-School Library Journal