Winner of the Heart of Hawick Children's Book Award 2010.
Smugglers. Vikings. Shetland should be a fascinating place for a holiday, but Jack is harbouring a secret and is less than enthusiastic to be there. Then he meets Izzie and her exotic pets and things soon start to get more interesting: Jack finds an unexpected visitor underneath the fridge; the wandering tramp is not what he seems, and each night a mysterious person waits on the beach outside Jack's cottage. But what do all these have to do with an unusual visitor named Octavia?
Jack and Izzie unwittingly find themselves in the middle of a dangerous adventure, wondering what the next tide will bring to the land of the Viking Fire Festival.
Tarantula Tide was the winner of the Kelpies Prize 2008.
This is Book 59 in the Kelpies Series. See all Kelpies books here.
Sharon was born in Penzance, Cornwall. She, her husband and two children have lived in Cyprus, Dubai, Sharjah, Wales and England. Her first children's book Tarantula Tide won the Kelpie Prize and the Heart of Hawick Award and was longlisted for the Branford Boase prize. She has since completed an MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa. The Shiver Stone iMore about Sharon Tregenza