The Invasion of Crooked Oak

Publisher: Barrington Stoke

Pete, Krish and Nancy live in the sleepy village of Crooked Oak, where nothing exciting ever happens. The boys are fascinated by unexplained phenomena, so when Nancy mentions that her mum and dad are acting strangely, they are keen to find out more. Nancy explains that, following a visit to a recently closed fracking site, her parents have refused to eat, shy away from light, have expressionless eyes and an unpleasant, mouldy smell lingers around them. When others in the village start displaying similar behaviour, the friends become increasingly alarmed. Their investigations lead them to the fracking plant, where they make a shocking discovery. The trio must act fast if they are to crush the dark force that is engulfing their village, before it overpowers them too.

Fast-paced and sinister, this compelling science fiction adventure will have readers on the edge of their seats. Barrington Stoke books are specifically edited to help minimise barriers to comprehension, with stories aimed at the age of the child rather than their reading age and using Dyslexie - a dyslexia-friendly font. With an engaging plot, clear layout and striking illustrations, this short novel is ideal for building confidence and motivating reluctant readers.

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