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Return to Groosham Grange
The Unholy Grail

Anthony Horowitz

Average Review Rating Average Rating 7/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Walker Books Ltd

Published : 2003

Copyright : Anthony Horowitz 1999

ISBN-10 : PB 0-7445-8345-4
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-7445-8345-8

Publisher's Write-Up

Originally published as The Unholy Grail this is the second book in what was meant to be a series. 13-year-old magician, David Elliot, fights a mysterious villain who plans to destroy his school.

Someone is trying to destroy David Eliot's school. A year ago, he'd have been happy to see the end of Groosham Grange and its ghoulish teachers. Now, he's on course to win the Unholy Grail, a cup of magical power presented to the star pupil. But a series of suspicious mishaps sees the gap between David and new boy Vincent King narrow alarmingly. Someone, it seems, is trying to stop David winning - and, worse, threatening Groosham Grange itself!

'A first-class children's novelist .'

The Times Educational Supplement

'Anarchy, entertainment and magic... Anthony Horowitz continues to write with huge appea.'

Literacy and Learning

'Horowitz has become a writer who converts boys to reading.'

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Review by Pip Lantos (290212) Rating (7/10)

Review by Pip Lantos
Rating 7/10
Return to Groosham Grange is a really interesting book. Because Anthony Horowitz is such a good writer you can really be swallowed up by the book and you can really understand what is going on. The book is about David Elliot who returns to the Grange , but this year there is a new pupil who is very competitive and is catching up with David in the table for the Unholy Grail which is the biggest and best prize you can get awarded.

Vincent (the new pupil) is David main rival as he is only 30 points away from David. From the day Vincent arrived David disliked him, for a start when David first came to the school it took him a very long time to come round to what the school was and who he was but Vincent came to grips very quickly. Secondly David's best friend Jill has taken a shine to Vincent.
When things start to go wrong David suspects Vincent but trying to find out exactly what Vincent was up to proved to be costly as David ended up losing most of his points as the teachers kept on finding David snooping around.

Very soon things start to come clear and David and Vincent are forced to help each other, and David finds out what is really going on at the school.
Pip Lantos (29th February 2012)

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