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The Jewelled Jaguar

Sharon Tregenza

Published 15 September 2017

£6.99 Order now

Winner of the Lancashire School Library Service Fantastic Book Awards 2018-19

Winner of the East Sussex Children’s Book Award 2019

Winner of the Calderdale Children's Book of the Year 2018

Shortlisted for the Tir na n-Og Awards 2018

Longlisted for the North Somerset Teachers Book Award 2018

When a hole in the ground opened up and swallowed my mum, my life changed forever.

With his mother is in hospital in a coma, Griffin has to stay with the uncle and aunt he hasn’t seen in years. His cousin Cinnamon doesn’t want him there. What’s going on? Is it something to do with the fabulous Aztec knife about to go on display in the museum? Is it really cursed? Griffin and Cinnamon will have to find a way to work together to survive when they are lured down into the secret tunnels…


Praise for The Jewelled Jaguar:

'The amazing plot is made credible and totally gripping by strong characterization and realistic themes, which are developed by superb writing. A definite must for any confident young reader... A brilliant book. Each chapter ends on a, not to be ignored, cliff-hanger, so allow time to read in one sitting.' Gill Roberts, Carousel

'Fast-moving, with a great sense of the natural world as well as hints at supernatural beings – good and bad – this is a thoroughly satisfying tale of young people saving the day.' Andrea Reece, Lovereading4kids

'It's a good book with lots of descriptions and short chapters. I would recommend this to my friends.' Toppsta
'From the outset of this pacy novel, startling reality and flights of fancy are neatly bound together… It is the winning combination of vivid language and humour, both in dramatic moments and the characters’ interactions, which will keep young readers engaged here.' Extract from a review by Helen Perdikis from, with the permission of the Welsh Books Council


Praise for Sharon's previous book, The Shiver Stone

'A heart-in-the-mouth adventure story, presided over by the mysterious Shiver Stone, with "the gentle swoosh and crackle of the waves" as its soundtrack.' Sue Purkiss

'An unusual and original novel which hooks you in from the start. Young readers will enjoy this mysterious, lyrical adventure with a dark secret at its heart.' Steve Voake

'Beautifully crafted, with a plot that perfectly balances family drama with mystery. The beaches of Pembrokeshire are a wonderful backdrop to adventure!' Elen Caldecott