White Night Mysteries At Wendelby Horse Camp

It’s the first day at Wendelby horse riding camp when eleven-year-old Kristina sees a pale little face in the attic window of an abandoned — and possibly haunted — house.

Kristina’s parents have just separated, and she has moved with her mum and little sister to her mum’s hometown in the south of Sweden. Kristina feels awkward and clumsy most of the time, and her friends at school don’t exactly make her feel better about herself. Turning up at the camp not knowing anyone, she feels alone and a little scared. But it’s not long until she meets Anna, a girl who seems to have no fear, and Finesse, the chestnut horse that opens Kristina’s heart.

Kristina and her new-found friends sneak out at night to investigate the mysterious house. A woman used to live there — some say she could talk to animals, others say she was a witch who will return from the dead to make sure no one disturbs the house. Who is the child in the attic? And what happened to the people that used to live there? Kristina finds letters from the 1950s that talk about longing, grief and loneliness, but also about great kindness and love.

Back at the camp, an overheard phone conversation late at night suggests that Viktoria, the two-faced riding instructor, is about to do something suspicious.

Set in Sweden, in the magical long days and white nights of summer, this is a story about a haunted house, a stolen horse and a man that disappeared more than sixty years ago. It’s also a story about friendship, belonging and the strong bond between a girl and a horse.

Written by Ulrika Hedquist

$18.00 incl. GST

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Description

White Night Mysteries at Wendelby Horse Camp is the first book in a series about Kristina, Finesse and their friends. The second book, The Christmas Treasure Hunt, is set to be published in May 2023.

Recommended reading age is 9-12.

Reviews

Martha, 11 ~ “I love it so much – last night I read from chapter 16 – chapter 24! It’s a super good book because when I was reading it I was feeling ALL of the emotions in the book (like a mix of sad and scary at the same time, reading the letters). My hand was trembling as I kept turning the pages.”

Isabel, 9 ~ “For Christmas I got White night mysteries at Wendelby horse camp. My favourite part is when they find [x] stealing Hurricane. I like Anna, she sounds like a good friend. I think it is the best book in the world.”

Ayla, 11 ~ “I loved it. It is one of the best books I have read (and I read A LOT). I really enjoyed the story line because I went on a horse camp last holidays and I could really relate to it. I definitely think that the suspense and build up you created made me keep on reading, as I wanted to know what was going to happen next, every time I flipped the page over. I loved every second of it!”

Pixie, 10 ~ “The book is so amazing. There is mystery in the first 5 pages. There is even drug dealers and bug facts.”

A mum ~ “My daughter bought your book from the book fair and she absolutely LOVED it. Do you have any other books? I’m battling to get her to read. But she got your book and wouldn’t put it down!”

Another mum ~ “[My daughter] and I have just finished your book tonight — we both absolutely loved it and can’t wait for the next one.”

Meet Kiwi author Ulrika Hedquist Ulrika Hedquist

Find out more about Auckland author Ulrika Hedquist on her author page.

Additional information

Dimensions 20.3 × 12.7 cm
Format

Paperback edition

ISBN

9780473634049

Page count

159

Published by

GoodSign Publishing

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