Salt Spring Reads is an online book club/review. For this column I try to find books that you might love to discover, books with a Salt Spring connection. Reviewed books are available at the Salt Spring Library and in local bookstores.
Eldritch Manor by Kim Thompson
Published by Dundrun, ISBN 978-1459703-544
Twelve year old Willa needs a job for the summer. She finds one in the big old mansion where, everyone believes, old people live. A kind of rambling senior citizens home. But Willa soon finds out that these are not ordinary folks. From a frustrated centaur to peeved fairies, the mansion teems with tension and conflict. The oddball cast of characters bands together to fight evil and to find a proper home for some among them. What role do Willa’s own grandfather and mother play? From a dinosaur slumbering in the old swimming pool to a rip in time, this Harry Potteresque book is a fun page turner for middle graders.
Kim Thompson lives and writes on Salt Spring Island. According to her website (http://kimthompsonauthor.com) more mysterious events are about to happen at Eldritch Manor…
Margriet Ruurs is a Salt Spring Island author of over 30 books. She runs Between The Covers, Booklovers’ B & B. Her latest book, A Brush Full of Colour, is a finalist for the TD Canada Book Awards.