When Jack Brenin finds a golden acorn lying in the grass little does he know that it is the beginning of a thrilling and magical adventure. Just an ordinary boy, Jack has been chosen for a hugely important task, and enters a world he believed only existed in legend. Full of twists and turns, talking ravens and mischievous Spriggans, The Golden Acorn is a hugely entertaining and exciting tale from a very talented new author. This wonderful story, the first of a five book series, deservedly won the Brit Writers' Awards 2010 for unpublished writers. Written for children aged 8-11, the Jack Brenin series has garnered a cult following among its young readers. The adventure continues in Glasruhen Gate.
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