The Serpent’s Cave

Illustrated by Alan Marks

The king is enchanted by his beautiful new wife. But Queen Inga hates his children from the start. Playing sweet tunes on her bone harp, she persuades the king to send Hugh far away – and Maisie is left alone, in terrible danger…

“A beautiful story for newly-confident readers…Turnbull’s style is poetic and resonant, befitting the lyricism of the tale, and is well-matched by Alan Marks’ atmospheric pen-and-ink washes.”
TES, 2001, 2000. ISBN: 0-340-77942-X (Out of print)


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