Spark by M.G. Leonard
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Spark (The Twitchers) is a children’s story ideal for middle grade readers or those around the ages of 9-12 years of age. The story is set in England.
The protagonists are a group of friends drawn together by an interest in bird watching. They are also keen to solve local mysteries.
In this story Jack discovers an injured cat while on his way to meet his friends. The vet confirms that the cat has been shot and it isn’t the first one. It seems someone is targeting cats and Jack is determined to find out who is behind it.
When Jack attempts to get his bird-watching friends involved in the mystery, most of them become distracted by news of a rare bird which is heading their way—so just Jack and a breakaway team follow clues to the cat hunters.
This is a very readable story especially for children who enjoy wildlife and nature. Imagine a modern-day Famous Five/ Swallows and Amazons type storyline, outdoors adventure. Happy to recommend.
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When Jack rescues a wounded cat, he quickly suspects foul play. Could there be a wildlife criminal on the loose in Briddvale?
Jack rushes to investigate, determined to catch the culprit, only to stumble into a deepening mystery and a sinister criminal plot.
Can Jack and The Twitchers stop the villains before it’s too late?