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Pip and the Twilight Seekers

Pip and the Twilight Seekers
by Chris Mould

So far we have received 24 reviews of Pip and the Twilight Seekers. You can read them below.

Sarah from Year 7, Rossington All Saints School:

I have just started reading this book and I am now immediately
captivated by how Chris Mould has written the book and having
previously read the first book of the spindle wood series I
was exited to find out what pip was up to now and I was not
disappointed it is great and I have just met him face to face
in the civic theater don't know if you were there if you were
you lucky old thing you

I think that it was great read it now!

Marks out of 10: 10

Beth from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book is really good and interesting. The story is told in
the third person and its effective because you can see what's
happening in other places. The story is good for any age
really. It is in fantasy and adventure style. It is set a
long time ago in a place where children are not allowed to
live. The setting adds to the story because its really creepy
and lonely. Three children have to stay away from the evil
child kidnapper, but he has a secret soldier which tells him
where they are. I recemend this book to many people.

Marks out of 10: 8

Alfie from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I think this is a great book for younger readers, for my age it
was a bit too short and everything happened so quick I thought
there wasn't enough detail. It tells the story of Pip, Frankie
and Toad and it is basically about how they try to escape
Jarvis and the authorities and also the woods folk. I liked
the drawings and I believe a younger audience would enjoy it.

Marks out of 10: 7

Sarah from Year 7, Rossington All Saints School:

I have finished reading the book just now and I have to admit
it never really captivated me I thought that it was just the
type of book that I might like but it is not

Marks out of 10: 7

Abby S from Year 9, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book is about a boy called Pip and his friends Toad and
Frankie. They live in hiding in Hangman’s Hollow the great
walled city. In this city children are not allowed as they
bring the frightening beasts from the forest into the city and
put everyone in danger. The forest creatures capture the
children and keep them prisoners. The people in the city
decided that in order to keep the wood witches and other
creatures away from the town they would imprison all the
children and keep them safe from the monsters. However, for
obvious reasons, the mothers and fathers are not too happy
about the decision so many children are still hiding in the
houses. One of the ‘child catchers’, Jarvis (who is
secretly in league with the forest creatures), knows that there
are at least three children still in Hangman’s Hollow because
they narrowly escaped his evil clutches before. These three
children happen to be Pip and his friends and Jarvis will stop
at nothing to get his hands on them. Soon enough Pip and
friends find themselves on the run from Jarvis, always having
to stay in the shadows in order not to be seen by the witches
clinging to the roofs of buildings or the crows spying from the
sky or even the guards of the city on the look-out for
children.
I think this book is O.K. It is a good story and the
descriptions of things are really detailed and put an image of
the scene or person that is being described into your head.
However it was a lot more for younger readers, I think anyone
over 10 would find it a bit babyish. Every problem was solved
really quickly and there wasn’t really any time for you to
think ‘What’s going to happen?’ because only a couple of
pages later you have the answer. I think it could be a lot
longer. The pictures were great and I loved the very last bit
involving the wooden soldier it really makes you think! A good
book, not amazingly brilliant but I’m sure younger readers
will enjoy it a lot!

Marks out of 10: 6

from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

This book is about a boy called Pip and his friends Toad and
Frankie. They live in hiding in Hangman’s Hollow the great
walled city. In this city children are not allowed as they
bring the frightening beasts from the forest into the city and
put everyone in danger. The forest creatures capture the
children and keep them prisoners. The people in the city
decided that in order to keep the wood witches and other
creatures away from the town they would imprison all the
children and keep them safe from the monsters. However, for
obvious reasons, the mothers and fathers are not too happyabout
the decision so many children are still hiding in the houses.
One of the ‘child catchers’, Jarvis (who is secretly in
league with the forest creatures), knows that there are at
least three children still in Hangman’s Hollow because they
narrowly escaped his evil clutches before. These three children
happen to be Pip and his friends and Jarvis will stop at
nothing to get his hands on them. Soon enough Pip and friends
find themselves on the run from Jarvis, always having to stay
in the shadows in order not to be seen by the witches clinging
to the roofs of buildings or the crows spying from the sky or
even the guards of the city on the look-out for children. i
thought it was really good and really enjoyed it. but it is
aimed at a younger audience!

Marks out of 10: 10

Brooke from Year 6, Conisbrough Station Road Primary School:

i liked pip and the twillight seekers because its like a person
is who kidnapes pepole and pepole know about it and he dosent
get done for it so i think its a great book but some bits i
dint get

Marks out of 10: 8

Paula from Year 6, Doncaster Road Junior School, Mexborough:

When i read the book, there was different types of charictars
and it sounded as if the story was coming to life.Iwould
recomend this book to stil be in the book awardsection.

Marks out of 10: 10

Katie from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

Pip is a boy who lives (or hides) in the walled city, Hangmans
Hollow. Jarvis is on the lookout for children wherever he can
find them. After his last adventure with the wood witch's
curse, Pip wants to help the children more than ever escape the
evil Jarvis. With the (extremely comical duo) Toad and frankie,
Pip must save all the the lost children, or at least give them
justice...
An exiting book, especially fo younger, keen readers. I
dont usually enjoy mithical, adventure type books, but this one
took me by suprise I (unfortunately) didnt quite enjoy it as
much as the first enstallment, but a great book all the same.
Its a piece of cake- the more you have the more you want more!
I would reccomend this book to 7-10 year olds.
Will Pip find the children? Will Jarvis stop his evil ways?
And what has exactly happend to the children of Hangmans
Hollow? Read on to find out!

Marks out of 10: 7

Jade from Year 8, The Armthorpe Academy:

Like this book tho not the best on DBA. Have to say i probably
wouldn't have read it had i not met Chris Mould, he inspired me
as i love drawing and i think his illustrations are great, i
really liked watching him draw Pip at the DBA launch and loved
his papercraft books....will probably read all the Pip books
now, thank you Mr Mould

Marks out of 10: 7

Rebecca from Year 6, Hayfield Lane Primary School:

It was quite boring and it wasn't my type of book. It wasn't as
good as The Poisoned House that was
brillant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but no i didn't like
pip and the twlight seekers.

Marks out of 10: 2

Kieron from Year 6, Doncaster Road Junior School, Mexborough:

Amazing book would personally suggest it.Would read it all over
again.

Marks out of 10: 9

Hollie from Year 8, De Warenne Academy:

This book is really good, half way through it and I cant wait
to read the rest!

Marks out of 10: 9

Clayton from Year 10, Ridgewood School:

I thought this book was interesting. It seemed more like a
dream where everyone was chasing you but nothing really
happened. However, the end few chapters brought us to an
amazing cliffhanger. I found myself getting confused with the
characters though because the names were jumping from head to
toe. On the whole and interesting book which I think deserves
to get on the short list.

Marks out of 10: 7

paige from Year 6, Hayfield Lane Primary School:

This book was amazing and my most favorite characters
were Pip,Frankie and Jarvis. The reason i like Jarvis is
because he is a very ruthless character and he is very strange
person. The last thing i would like to say is i think this book
should win the doncaster book awards and hopefully the next
book pip and the lost children will win one of the awards

Marks out of 10: 10

Ebony from Year 7, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I really enjoyed the first few chapters of the book. It
questioned me in some way, making me stop and think, for
example, what happened to Frankie and why she is in this story.
I wanted to know what happened to her when they (Pip) found
her. I also liked the Eve character which was trying to find
the children. There are three main characters in this story and
they are Pip, Toad and Frankie. In this story all of the
children have been taken away by a weird man. Pip, Toad and
frankie are probably the only children left except from the
twilight seekers.

Marks out of 10: 6

katlynn from Year 5, Doncaster Road Junior School, Mexborough:

I thought this book was very intresting it had very long words
which was BORING. my faverate charicters are the would folk
and pip

Marks out of 10: 6

hanah from Year 6, Owston Park Primary School:

this book was enjoyable but not my fave i coulndt put it down
until i finished it, i thought it was my fave until i read
birth of a killer,but one of my top 5.

Marks out of 10: 7

charlotte from Year 6, Doncaster Road Junior School, Mexborough:

I enjoyed it because it is an andventurous book with many
ajectives that help me to understand the story even better!

Marks out of 10: 8

Brooke T from Year 6, Conisbrough Morley Place Junior School:

This book is ok its just i didnt get it, it talks about
something but i didnt get it, it is not my kind of book. But
what I did like about this book is Pip. how he is hiding
trapped in the great walled city in hangmans hollow, so I did
like the book a bit as well as not getting it.

Marks out of 10: 4

Brooke T from Year 6, Conisbrough Morley Place Junior School:

This book is ok its just i didnt get it, it talk about somthing
but i didnt get it, it is not my kind of book :( But what i
did like about this book his pip how he is hiding trapped in
the great walled city in hangmans hollow:O so i did like the
book abit aswell as not getting it :)

Marks out of 10: 4

Victoria from Year 7, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

Pip is in hiding, trapped in the great walled city of Hangman's
Hollow. The sinister Jarvis roams the streets, seeking out
children wherever he can find them. And now he has found a
deadly ally. With his friends Toad and Frankie, Pip must seek
out Jarvis in his dark forest stronghold, and strike a blow for
the city's lost children what will he do??? Good book i would
recomend this book to people age 9+
5 stars *****

Marks out of 10: 8

Victoria from Year 5, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

The main characters in this book are Pip and his friend. Pip
is hiding in the cave in hangman's hollow with his friend
because in the city were he lives no children are allowed! If
Pip and his friends get found out the nasty children kidnapper
will take them away!This is a very good book suitable for all
ages! Good book - get reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marks out of 10: 9

Emma from Year 5, Doncaster Road Junior School, Mexborough:

it was good but at the end it was scary in a few parts of the
book

Marks out of 10: 5

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