Review Blog

Nov 05 2008

The Servants by M.M. Smith

cover image

HarperCollins, 2008. ISBN 978000726193 2
(Age 10 - 14) Mark is eleven years old and trying to deal with his mother marrying again; a man who David does not get along with. They have to move from London to Brighton and now his mother is sick and his step dad is taking control of his life. Then he meets an elderly neighbor who lives in their basement, in old servant's quarters. She tells Mark a secret and shows him what lies behind the locked, mysteries wooden door. Things suddenly go from bad to worse for Mark and his inquisitiveness is aroused. With that a mystery is unraveled and the only people that can help him are ghosts.
Boys will enjoy this book as will readers who love fantasy books.
Frances Kranendonk

Comment: Michael Marshall Smith is a five-time winner of the British Fantasy Award.
Pat Pledger

BUY IT NOW ON booktopia
Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
CBCA shortlists 2017
2017 ABIA longlist
The Stella Prize shortlist for 2017
YA Book Prize 2017 shortlist
Reading Children's book prize shortlist
Indie Book Awards 2017
CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017 shortlist
CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 shortlist
School Library Association Information Book Award 2017
2017 UKLA Book Awards shortlists
International Children's Book Day 2nd April, 2017
National Simultaneous Storytime 2017

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Staff holiday reading list 2016
South Australian Christian Schools Conference 2016 - Library Displays
Display calendars
Science fiction and fantasy lists SAETA conference 2015
Value of School Libraries
Library, Reading development and the Internet
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Reviews: Author index
Books for boys
Bookmark and poster templates