Groosham Grange () and its sequel The Unholy Grail () are a very fun YA comedy/horror series, written by Anthony Horowitz. It follows the adventures. Thirteen-year-old David Eliot was a disappointment to his parents. But to be sent to Groosham Grange? Hidden away on a lonely island, Groosham Grange is. Groosham Grange [Anthony Horowitz] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Thirteen-year-old David Eliot was a disappointment to his parents.

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A cross between Harry Potter and a horror story, young people are kicked out of their schools for “not fitting in” and sent to a school on an island, seemingly full of secrets.

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David Eliot is 10 year old boy who does not know he is a sorcerer until his father recieves a strange letter in the mail inviting David to a special school. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Because the bad guys won. Groosham Grange follows three misfits, David, Jill, and Jeffrey as they arrive at their new boarding school on Skrull Island where they are forced to sign a book in their own blood; the teachers seem to be werewolves, vampires, garnge witches; and all the other pupils are oddly well behaved, wear the same mysterious ring, and disappear at night.

I can’t imagine kids reading this. They parents were horrible! I would have never thought that they were doing an experiment in black magic and it failed creating the ‘creature’ they are now. Grooham course, the outside world can’t ever find out Compare Book Prices Grane Grange by. Being held up by Gregor causes David to be late in class and he loses three points, which gives him a point lead over Vincent.


This work groosyam Horowitz predates the Potter series, and being British as well, I imagine it was some of the books Rowling based on to write her bestseller. While the story is not very deep, it is entertaining and the experienced reader will end soon.

Then there is the teacher’s soliloquy about how Christmas was never a Christian holiday and still isn’t.

However, Groosham Grange – a new school – invites him to come onboard. What is the chilling secret hidden behind the headmaster? The school gtoosham of teachers who are all mythical creatures.

Grznge — Groosham Grange by Anthony Horowitz. Reminded me a lot of Harry Potter which I love! And why are students disappearing in the middle of the night? On 19 Januarythe estate of Arthur Conan Doyle announced that Horowitz was to be the writer of a new Sherlock Holmes novel, the first such effort to receive an official endorsement from them and to be entitled the House of Silk.

Return to Book Page. His dilemma lies in his wish to avoid evil, but the Headmaster tempts him with the promises that he can learn “how to make gold out of lead, how to destroy your enemies just by snapping your fingers Suitable for 9 – 11 years. On route to his new school, he befriends Jill and Jeffrey and through their discussion it seems that they had each received a letter with differing information to portray this school ideally for their parents. In the end, he manages to solve the cryptic message given by Mr.


It starts out with David getting expelled from a boarding school.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Inspired by Your Browsing History. What’s the meaning of the black rings everyone wears? This book is an easy read intended for grades Looking for More Great Reads? Oh well, I guess horror often is!

Groosham Grange

Jun 19, Sara Kamjou rated it liked it Shelves: Why do you think groohsam are so many books and movies about us? I think you have a winner here–just don’t give up Alex Rider!! Stine, then this will be right up your alley. Students disappear from th Anthony Horowitz wrote Groosham Grange before the Harry Potter series came out, yet it is hard to read Groosham without comparing it to Harry Potter.

Groosham Grange is a school of evil magic. Later, he discovers that Vincent got the statuette.

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Where do the other pupils vanish to at night? Not because of the magic, but because of the plain and simple writing. Along with Jill seventh daughter of a seventh daughter and Jeffrey, David anticipates more mistreatment, and makes a pact with them that they will escape at any cost. Published by Ever Dundas. I can’t say whether we’ll continue this series. However, for personal purposes, he leaves the school.

As usual, he suspects Vincent of treachery as he believed Vincent made those wax models to attack him.