A new edition of the much-loved classic story of time travel, ghosts and friendship.
Even before she came to Belton, Minty Cane had known that she was a witch, or something very like it . . .
Minty is the kind of girl who notices things. Pockets of cold air on a stairway. Cries on the wind. Ghosts.
On night-time jaunts from the house where she's staying while her mother recovers from an accident, Minty stumbles upon a moondial which takes her back in time. She finds Tom, a sickly kitchen boy, and Sarah, a girl with a birthmark who is only allowed out at night because her family think she has the mark of the devil . . .
Can Minty save her friends, or will she get stuck in the past . . .?
'Fresh and entertaining.' Publishers Weekly
'Carefully wrought and evanescent as a ghost story should be, this will be enjoyed by any admirer of Tom's Midnight Garden.' Kirkus
This is Book 1 in the Faber Children's Classics Series. See all Faber Children's Classics books here.
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Helen Cresswell (1934-2005) started writing at the age of six. At that time her primary interest was poetry. As well as being the author of many critically acclaimed novels such as the LIZZIE DRIPPING series, MOONDIAL and THE BAGTHORPE SAGA, she wrote many television scripts, including adaptations of her own novels and other successful series such as THMore about Helen Cresswell