Return to Groosham Grange: The Unholy Grail (Groosham Grange Series #2)

Return to Groosham Grange: The Unholy Grail (Groosham Grange Series #2)

by Anthony Horowitz


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From the author of the New York Times bestselling Alex Rider series!

A year ago, thirteen-year-old David Eliot would have given anything to see the end of Groosham Grange and its ghastly teachers. Now he's on track to win the Unholy Grail, a cup of magical power rewarded to the star student. But a series of suspicious mishaps is closing the gap between David and the new boy, Vincent. It seems as though someone - or some thing - doesn't want David to win the cup and may even be threatening Groosham Grange's very existence!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142415719
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 06/10/2010
Series: Groosham Grange Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Anthony Horowitz ( is a world-renowned screenwriter for film and television, having received multiple awards. And he is, of course, the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Alex Rider novels, which have become bestsellers the world over, spawned a major motion picture, and a line of graphic novels. A master of the spy thriller, Anthony is the only writer authorized by both the Arthur Conan Doyle and Ian Fleming Estates to write original Sherlock Holmes and James Bond novels, respectively. Anthony lives with his wife in London, England; they are parents to two grown boys. Follow Anthony on Twitter @AnthonyHorowitz.

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Return to Groosham Grange: The Unholy Grail 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
sirfurboy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Anthony Horowitz is an accomplished and versatile writer who writes perfect books for older children and the young adult age group. Return to Groosham Grange is typical of his work, if a little bit more off beat than usual. This hilarious adventure is the sequel to Groosham Grange, and follows David - now enjoying his life as a student at the extremely unorthodox school, and battling to win the school's highest (and only) honour, presented to the most outstanding student - the Unholy Grail. But all is not well, as the school has been infiltrated by someone who wants to destroy it.Children aged about 8 or 9+ will love this story. At times it is so wacky that it might be a bit too much for teenage readers, but it is still good fun, with a fast and enjoyable plot.My one reservation - and the reason I will not be lending it out - is that it basically inverts ideas of good and evil. Witches and vampires and werewolves are not exactly evil, but the Christians certainly intend it.That is not to say I think children should not read this book. In some senses it is a perfect book to challenge our ideas of what is good and what evil means. But I think it is a book that perhaps requires a bit of discussion to round it off, as it is aimed at an age that is used to more didactic learning, and it would be a shame if the actual message that sinks home is that Witches are good and Christians are evil.
lnommay on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
XXBook talk: It's good vs. evil with some monsters, vampires, and ghouls as teachers thrown in for good measure in this sequel. David is the best student at Groosham Grange, and now he finds himself in the role of defending the school from outsiders bent on its elimination. He's a shoo-in to win the school's prized unholy grail before he is sabotaged by the new student Vincent King. With his best friend Jill, they set out to uncover the truth about Vincent. And if that isn't enough to keep them busy, they have to save the school from a mysterious dark force. Can violence be funny? Is it ok to laugh when the school's monstrously deformed caretaker is impaled by a javelin? How about when a plastic dragon comes to life and eats several children? You might be thinking of Hogwarts and Harry, but this is no land of Potter; however, if you liked the good vs. evil in that series, you might also like reading about David as he attends school at Groosham Grange. Just be ready to laugh and get grossed out, maybe even at the same time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First better but a good sequel
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Warren Froelicher More than 1 year ago
Its alot better than the first book