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Holy Bones and Ava Jones (Tal and Ava Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Norma Curtis
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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To-do List: 1. See Mum again 2. Help Tal find holy bones 3. Stop people from stealing them back. 4. Convince Dad that I am totally responsible and trustworthy.

What would you do if you and a boy you hardly knew had to find a skull which protects the country?
Ava and Tal are not short of ideas but nothing is as easy as it seems. Time is against them because three other people want it, too, but after some ingenious problem-solving they manage to fulfill the old man's request.
But by moving the skull to safety, they leave the country unprotected and they risk their lives to return it to its appointed place. But as danger encroaches, the time for logic is over and only Tal's untested powers can save the day.

About the Author

Norma Curtis spent her childhood in North Wales and now lives in London with her husband and son. She has published award-winning novels, a film, short stories and articles.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 714 KB
  • Print Length: 282 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1493579525
  • Publisher: Norma Curtis UK; 2 edition (21 Mar 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BZ6XKLE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #425,539 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A bit of Welsh magic 10 Aug 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Great fun - a bit of Welsh magic and a lot of thrills as successful adult novelist Norma Curtis turns her talents to the YA market. I think the brilliant heroine, Ava Jones, deserves a whole series to herself!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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This is Goosebumps - as in the R. L. Stine series - for older and more sophisticated young people. There's myth and magic, but there is also a warm vein of humour running through it and the characters are drawn with such skill and economy I had to go back and check if the ebook is illustrated (it's isn't). Ava manages to be both thoroughly nice and thoroughly interesting - which is a good trick to pull off - and young female readers are bound to identify with her.I liked the father and Grandma too, but it was Dad's girlfriend who leaped off the page, quirky, uncomfortable with children, self-absorbed and very real, the author proves that she doesn't deal in stereotypes. There has to be more adventures for Ava and a big readership.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 10 May 2014
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Really good book full of surprises and a great read for 10+.Every chapter engages you and you will to read on.
An unpredictable book and a must read.Also adults will enjoy it thoroughly!
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5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING AUTHOR 8 May 2014
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I am a year 5 pupil and my name is Thomas and I have met Norma Curtis. We were lucky enough to be the first ones to read this book!!! It flows very well and has a surprising ending. BUY IT BUY IT BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Un-Put-Downable 6 May 2014
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Even if it is not a proper word, that's what Ava Jones is! Un-put-down-able! It's a great story which doesn't patronise it's young readers; well researched, intriguing and totally beguiling. I love Ava and Tal - feisty and well matched - and the baddies are proper baddies... Caroline is great - she doesn't try to be a replacement Mum and she treats Ava as a grown up and what young person would complain about that? The clues are well laid and the hooks always picked up on. The pace is good, the action exciting and ingenious and the resolution works well. I also love that the action shifts from Wales to London. I can't wait to see what these two get up to next time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Norma Curtis's YA book, Holy Bones and Ava Jones is so compelling that I had to read the whole story in one go - abandoning all else!
A skilled crafting of fact and fiction, thrills and humour and a very real heroine, I am in whole-hearted agreement with P Ashley, yes - the brilliant heroine Ava Jones does deserve a whole series to herself! I too wanted more.

I would recommend this book to young adults and to adults alike - the story is so very readable. Well done, Norma!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unputdownable 28 April 2014
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One of the funniest and cleverest books I've read. Read it in literally about two sittings because I didn't want to stop reading! Not just another average teenage book- it has such an original storyline which really hooked me. Unbelievably readable - I wish there was another one!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read! 9 Jun 2014
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Really loved this book! It is such an original and interesting story, I couldn't put it down! Welsh/ Druid history and legends are not something I know much (anything) about but I found myself wanting to know more. Great set of characters who we definitely need to hear more from. This book actually made me wish my commute was longer so I wouldn't have to stop reading!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
My 9 yr old boy really enjoyed this book. Good story well written kept him interested throughout.
Published 27 days ago by jane v wressell
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping book and unexpected ending!
This is one of the best books I've ever read! Intriguing start absorbing middle and shocking ending; what more could you want? Read more
Published 28 days ago by Mr. Ls Chester
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down!
I bought Holy Bones and Ava Jones for my daughter after reading the reviews. I thought I should read at least the first few pages just to check it out. Read more
Published 6 months ago by MA Kurtz
5.0 out of 5 stars Ab fab!
Read the book myself in an afternoon, brilliant large print so I could read without glasses! Read to Grand daughter who also thoroughly enjoyed. Read more
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Published 7 months ago by Gregory Sellam
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally involving and educational too!
I love this book. It has everything: great characters, a thrilling plot, masses of humour. It also gives you an insight into a bit of fascinating welsh mythology. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Page-turner par excellence
This is a great read – fast-paced and a real page-turner. Once started, you do not want to put this book down. Read more
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