The Whitby Witches by Robin Jarvis
(Whitby, Book 1)

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At first glance, the small seaside town of Whitby seems quiet and charming, but eight year-old Ben and his older sister Jennet soon learn that things are not always as they seem. Moved about from foster home to foster home, Ben and Jennet hope to make a fresh start in Whitby. But Ben sees things and people others cannot. There's something unusual about Alice Boston, their new guardian. And what is that horrible howling Jennet hears late at night? Something wicked's brewing in Whitby. Can Ben and Jennet put it to rest?

About Robin Jarvis

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Robin Jarvis studied graphic design in college and worked in television and advertising before becoming a full-time author and illustrator. Mr. Jarvis resides in England.
Published April 18, 1991 by Hodder Wayland. 240 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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In the first installment of Jarvis’s new trilogy, Ben and Jennet have bounced among foster homes because people are alarmed by Ben’s ability to see ghosts—until Alice Boston, an old woman who lives in a small seaside village called Whitby, takes them in.

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Jarvis's (the Deptford Mice trilogy) story of witches and creatures from the sea stars orphans Jennet, 12, and eight-year-old Ben, who are brought to live with their Aunt Alice in the seaside town of Whitby.

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Ben and Jennet are orphans who have just been adopted by a strange old lady named Alice Boston who lives in a tiny English fishing village called Whitby.

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