The Blackhope Enigma

By Teresa Flavin
Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763656942, 280pp.

Publication Date: August 9, 2011

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Description

An ancient painting, a magical labyrinth, and skeletons found in a locked room.

For centuries, Blackhope Tower has been shrouded in intrigue, centering on a labyrinth and painting in the Mariner's Chamber. When fourteen-year-old Sunni Forrest visits the tower and sees her stepbrother, Dean, disappear, seemingly into the painting itself, she must find him and risk being drawn into the heart of the Blackhope enigma. This action-packed debut follows Dean, Sunni, and her friend Blaise on a journey to the heart of an age-old mystery.




About the Author
Artist Teresa Flavin currently lives in Glasgow. Between trips to India, she clambers about the Scottish highlands with her geographer husband.



Praise For The Blackhope Enigma

Sunni and her stepbrother Dean enter a labyrinth and are transported into the exciting-and treacherous- layers of a 16th-century Italian painting, where swashbuckling, map reading, monster dodging, and romance are routine.
—Scholastic Parent & Child

Flavin's novel is full of twists and unique characterization; these characters keep the reader wondering who can be trusted. The book is fast-paced and full of mystery and fantasy-a good combination for young readers.
—Library Media Connection

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