When Vanessa travels to a remote island off the coast of Canada, she finds herself drawn into a world of ruthless whale hunters and criminals. Armed only with her camera and her faithful shrunken head, she must fight for her life to escape capture. But what happens when she comes face to face with a terrifying sea-serpent? Could this be the monster that locals have been telling her about?
Thrilling and exciting, Pacific Giants is the third book in the Cryptid Files series.
The first and second books in the series are available: read them now!
The Cryptid Files: Loch Ness
The Cryptid Files: Mexican Devil
PRAISE FOR THE CRYPTID FILES: PACIFIC GIANTS
‘The Pacific Giants will take you down into the depths of the Pacific Ocean into the magical world of the humpback whales. This is a beautiful story, a rollicking, pacey adventure that will get your spine tingling. A fantastic addition to the Cryptid Files trilogy’ Paula Leyden, award-winning author of The Butterfly Heart
‘… grips the reader from the very first pages … As well as the likeable and personable Vanessa, each of the supporting characters … is convincingly drawn. A great story and one to be highly recommended.’ Teresa Doran, Books Ireland
‘Anybody who relishes reading about foreign lands and exotic animals will enjoy this book. Bookfest 2012 Recommended Reads
‘… adventurous, thrilling and sure to keep young readers hooked.’ Primary Times
Dr Jean Flitcroft lives near Dublin with her husband and three boys. She attended Holy Child School, Killiney, and studied science in University College Dublin. On being awarded a Wellcome Scholarship she went on to Magdalen College, Oxford University where she obtained her doctorate. She also holds an MPhil in Creative Writing from Trinity College Dublin. She started as a script writer for medical and scientific films and later became a travel writer when her obsession with travel won out. It was on these journeys around the world that she started writing books for children. She now has three children\'s books to her name, and they form a series called The Cryptid Files.The Cryptid Files: Loch Ness is the first book of this series, which covers the globe in pursuit of the weird and wonderful creatures of cryptozoology. It features perhaps the most famous cryptid of all: the Loch Ness monster. It is followed by The Cryptid Files: Mexican Devil, which is set in Mexico and explores the spine-tingling story of the blood-sucking Chupacabra. In the third book in the series, The Cryptid Files: Pacific Giants, Vanessa discovers another beast, cadborosaurus willsi, or Caddy for short, off the west coast of Canada.