Book Review

The Giant's Necklace

Author: Michael Morpurgo

Illustrator: Briony May Smith

Cherry, the main character, is staying in a cottage on a cliff top at St Ives. When she finds a piece of washed up fishing line in Boat Cove and some beautiful pink cowrie shells, she is decides to make a necklace out of them. She is determined to make the necklace reach the toaster (that is in the cottage they are staying in) and it will be fit for a giant. While collecting shells, the white horses out to sea trap Cherry in Boat Cove. Will she be able to return to the safety of the cottage?...

The author uses interesting descriptive language to make the story more intriguing and exciting for the reader to be able to imagine the scene that Cherry is in. The genre is ghost and fiction.

I rate this book 5 out of 5 because I like the language the author used as it made me feel engaged in the story. I wanted to read more; not put the book down but keep reading to the next chapter. I think the book is aimed at 8 to 11 years olds but some might think parts are scary so don't read it in the dark or late at night.

Here is a link to find out more about Michael Morpurgo.