Secret Animal Society: Spike the Sea Serpent

Ruth Symes

"The Secret Animal Society needs to help an old friend - Spike."

The Secret Animal Society needs to help an old friend – Spike.

The Secret Animal Society – an organisation which protects those very rare animals few people know even exist – is located in a remote valley close to the sea. When twins Eddie and Izzie move there with their family, they're very disappointed that many of the animals keep themselves hidden. In fact, the only one they see regularly is Cornflake the dragon. Noah, the old caretaker, tells them that it's normal – there are some creatures that they haven't seen for years.

Then there's a sighting of an unidentified creature far out at sea, which seems to be heading to the sanctuary. The media goes into a frenzy – is it some sort of sea monster, a giant squid or octopus, perhaps? But it's really a sea serpent (a plesiosaur). Noah recognises its song – it's Spike, one of his favourite animals who no one's seen for years. But now Spike is returning to the society, and it sounds like he's in distress. It turns out he's got his baby with him, who's sick, and he's hoping the society can help.

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Publication Date: 02/04/2015
ISBN Ebook: 9781848124578
ISBN Paperback: 1592

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About Ruth Symes

Ruth Symes has written many novels and picture books, including the LITTLE REX and BELLA DONNA series for Piccadilly Press. She also writes dog books under the pseudonym Megan Rix, for Puffin, including the bestseller, THE PUPPY THAT CAME FOR CHRISTMAS. She was a resident writing coach on The Richard and Judy Show and was a judge on their Write a Children's Short Story competition. Follow Ruth at or on Twitter: @ruth_symes.