Print the first two chapters of Kernowland I The Crystal
KERNOWLAND BOOK 1: The
Crystal Pool by Jack
Chapter One: Are we nearly there yet?
‘Are we nearly there yet?’ moaned Louis, for the twelfth
‘Stop asking that,’ scolded Tizzie, ‘you are nearly eight, you
‘Not long now,’ said Mr Bennett, smiling patiently.
Anastasia Bennett was called 'Tizzie for short. She was nearly eleven years old;
and her brother Louis - who always had to tell people how to say his name, 'Lew-eee' not
'Lew-iss', when he first met them - was seven-and-three-quarters.
The Bennett family were going on holiday in their car.
As they passed over the long bridge that spanned the River Tamar, there was a sign
words on it – Cornwall and
‘Kernow is the old Cornish language name for Cornwall,’ explained Mr Bennett.
‘We’ll soon be in the town of Newquay, which was once called Towan Blystra.’
My Dad knows everything, thought Tizzie.
‘Yes, and my friend Todd said there are real gnomes in Cornwall,’ enthused Louis.
‘They live in people’s gardens and come alive at night. And there are trolls and sea monsters and little
people called “piskies” that only children can see.’
My brother doesn’t know anything, thought Tizzie.
‘Be a good girl and amuse your brother for a while,’ said Mum, handing her
daughter a booklet. ‘Here, show him all about The Eden Project. We’re going there tomorrow