Anthony Horowitz is the author of the number one bestselling Alex Rider books and The Power of Five series. He has enjoyed huge success as a writer for both children and adults, most recently with the latest adventure in the Alex Rider series, Russian Roulette and the highly acclaimed Sherlock Holmes novel, The House of Silk. His latest novel, Moriarty, is also set in the world of Sherlock Holmes and was published in October 2014. Anthony was also chosen by the Ian Fleming estate to write the new James Bond novel which will be published this year. Anthony has won numerous awards, including the Bookseller Association/Nielsen Author of the Year Award, the Children's Book of the Year Award at the British Book Awards, and the Red House Children's Book Award. In 2014 Anthony was awarded an OBE for Services to Literature. He has also created and written many major television series, including Injustice, Collision and the award-winning Foyle's War.
Gr 5-7-David Eliot is starting his second year at Groosham Grange. After he spent the first year fighting to get out of the school, he has now accepted his place there and is actually excelling. He has his sights set on obtaining the school's highest prize, the Unholy Grail, and he is very close to walking away with it. The only person standing in his way is the new star student. Vincent King is too good to be true, and David suspects him to be sneaky and untrustworthy. The headmasters (two heads on one body, due to an experiment gone wrong) have the boys engage in various competitions to test their overall magical powers. Due to multiple situations in which David finds himself in trouble, he is convinced that Vincent is not playing by the rules. There are lively, comical descriptions of the different classes offered at Groosham Grange and its quirky professors. Overall, this book will appeal to Horowitz fans who are looking for an adventure story with some horror undertones.-Mairead McInnes, Oakdale-Bohemia Middle School, NY Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
"A first-class children's novelist." The Times Educational Supplement; "Horowitz has become a writer who converts boys to reading." The Times; "As entertaining and suspenseful as the first book." The School Librarian; "Anarchy, entertainment and magic... Anthony Horowitz continues to write with huge appeal." Literacy and Learning