Amber’s Secret

Amber’s Secret

by VictorAmbrus (Illustrator), Ann Pilling (Author), VictorAmbrus (Illustrator), Ann Pilling (Author)


It is 1953, Coronation year, and Sally finds herself having to stay with her crabby old nextdoor neighbour. Her mum's seriously ill in hospital, her dad's abroad, and her brother is doing his National Service, and when the grandfather clock breaks into a million pieces, her life goes terribly wrong...AMBER'S SECRET is the story of a young girl's struggle to mend her mother's favourite grandfather clock -- if she can't mend it, she believes her mother won't get better. Her gypsy friend, Amber, has told her a secret which Sally is determined to use to help against seemingly impossible odds. The people she meets and the friends she makes -- especially with the wonderful old man, Charlie, the clock maker -- will engage every child's imagination, and Sally's conviction that her mother will die if she can't get the clock mended, keep one turning the pages of this delightful story to the very end.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Edition: 1st
Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks
Published: 06 Mar 2000

ISBN 10: 0001857274
ISBN 13: 9780001857278
Children’s book age: 9-11 Years

Media Reviews
Ann Pilling won the Guardian Award for Henry's Leg (Puffin). Her writing is strong and atmospheric and her sense of time and place is second to none. Praise for Black Harvest: A marvellously powerful book. Books for Keeps