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Summary

A lost dog, a hidden time tunnel, and a secret lake. A magical and gripping time travel adventure for children aged eight to 11. Now enjoyed by thousands of young listeners! 

When Stella and her younger brother, Tom, move to their new London home, they become mystified by the disappearances of Harry, their elderly neighbor's small dog. Where does he go? And why does he keep reappearing wet-through? 

Their quest to solve the riddle over the summer holidays leads to a boat buried under a grassy mound, and a tunnel that takes them to a secret lake. 

Who is the boy rowing towards them who looks so terrified? And whose are those children’s voices carried on the wind from beyond the woods? 

Stella and Tom soon discover that they have traveled back in time to their home and its gardens almost 100 years earlier. Here they make both friends and enemies, and uncover startling connections between the past and present. 

A modern children's classic. 

The Secret Lake has been described by listeners as a modern Tom's Midnight Garden and compared in atmosphere with The Secret Garden and the Enid Blyton and Nancy Drew mystery adventure stories. Its magical and gripping plot, with its many twists and turns makes it a firm favorite with both boys and girls. 

Karen Inglis describes it as, a time travel mystery adventure with modern twists - the kind of story that I loved as a child, but brought right up to date. 

The adventure starts here - order today!  

©2011 Karen Inglis (P)2019 Karen Inglis

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Rather Flat.

A poor man's version of Tom's Midnight Garden, but without the charm.
Perhaps if it had been another narrator instead of the author reading it there would have been a bit more life, but despite there being fairly exciting events in it, it just plodded on and we were glad when it finished so we could try something else.

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A lovely story about friendship

My 7 year old daughter loved this story. Her teacher has read it to her class and she loved listening to it again at bedtime.

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Magical

Such a sweet, well rounded story which keeps leading you through Stella & Tom's magical adventure.

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This is rubbish

What has the world come to. A children’s story that goes on about Facebook ... where’s the imagination. What a waste of money

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The secret lake

This is a really exciting book of you like books about going back in time.

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Wonderful story

I absolutely loved this story, it was wonderful, listened to it all in one go as I was so intrigued.

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Fantastic adventure

My 8 and 4 year old daughters loved this story. They were captivated throughout. They especially loved the idea of the magical moles, and the revelations at the end of the book!

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  • 24-03-21

I love this book

This book was the best even my kids liked other it was a great story and other parents should listens to as well.

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  • 07-09-19

The Secret Lake

I loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would give it a 10 star review if I could :)

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  • 05-04-22

Brilliant!!! 👏🏾 10 Stars!

A Amazing Time for the whole family I love the way the author created such a loving bond between brother and sister, and how Both worlds (Young and Wiser) can grow to see that as we age...We are One in the same, an can carry on such beautiful lessons and adventures Together! ❤

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  • RKM
  • 07-02-22

Amazing!

My eight year old daughter loves this book! The excitement kept her interested throughout the entire book. Normally she fights to read, but this time she wants to read this book at all.

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  • 01-07-21

Pleasant but not memorable

I purchased this book while it was half price. Under this circumstance, it was worth it. If I had bought it at full price, I feel it wouldn't have been worth it, especially as short as it was. There are better children's time travel books out there. (Half Magic by Edward Eager)

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  • Morgan Tarpley Smith
  • 29-03-21

A delightful story of friendship and mystery!

A delightful story of friendship and mystery! A sister and brother move to a new home in England and experience a mysterious tunnel in the woods that leads them on a fantastic journey through time with surprising connections to the present as well.

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  • 11-12-20

Perfect

So i was trying to find a science fiction book and this was the only i can find so i bought it it read every page and it took me 1 week to finish just in time for my project !!!🙂

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  • 04-09-20

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this was a confusing book that never went anywhere it locked you in one place and me personally don't like it at all

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  • 18-06-20

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most excellent adventure. 4 stars because we want a sequel! let's go into the future