Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday Feature: The Kelpie by T.J. Wooldridge



Today I'm very excited to share the trailer for The Kelpie, a middle grade novel by T.J. Wooldridge. I picked up this book at Arisia last month and am looking forward to diving in.

The Kelpie
I can't honestly say I was joking when I suggested to my best friend, Joe - Prince Joseph, eldest son of England's Crown Prince - that we could probably find something the police had missed in regards to the missing children.  After all, eleven and twelve year olds like us did that all the time on the telly and in the books we read  When Heather and Joe decide to be Sleuthy MacSleuths on the property abutting the castle Heather's family lives in, neither expected to discover the real reason children were going missing: A Kelpie.  A child-eating faerie horse had moved into the loch "next door."The two barely escape with their lives, but they aren't safe. Caught in a storm of a Faerie power games, Heather, Joe, and Heather's whole family must face off with talking cats, scheming fey nobles, ghostly secrets, and a magick more powerful than any of them expected.As one more child goes missing, time is running out to make things right.




Now for the trailer:



What do you think?

20 comments:

  1. This post reflects on so many of my thoughts this past week; especially when children go missing. I'm sure "The Kelpie" is a sweet book with a much more mild, childlike theme. It's just strange reading this post this morning since my novel is about an abduction. And I was literally just reading an article last night on yahoo about a missing little girl who they found in the same town my novel is based from.
    I'd love to hear your thoughts after reading this book, Kelly, because it does sound like an interesting middle grade novel. I always share good books with my nieces and nephew=)

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    1. Oh wow, what a coincidence. I'll be sure to let you know how this book is after I read it. My copy is on my shelf waiting for me.

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  2. Looks like a really fun read! Love the trailer!

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    1. I was lucky enough to get a signed copy. I'm excited to read it.

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  3. Oooh, there's a cat on the cover. I don't need more to get me interested in a book :-)

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  4. I love the sound of the word 'Kelpie.' :-)

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  5. This is so adorable! I love the idea of Sleuthy McSleuths out there, getting their detecting on! Kelpies are rare in fiction, so it's very nice to see something unusual. I wish TJ huge success! :)

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    1. Yes, it's always fun to see something that's rarely done in fiction.

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  6. Love the cover, and yes, the cat too as several have mentioned. Sounds like a great story for mg readers and older readers like me. :)

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    1. Yeah, I love a good MG read. They're fun for all ages.

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  7. This sounds both creepy and adventurous. I liked the echoey voice in the trailer.

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    1. Yes, it does. I'm looking forward to reading this.

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  8. This one is on my list! What a beautiful and appealing cover for kids and grow ups! The story sounds like fun! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. I'm really excited to read my signed copy. :)

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