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Kingdom of Kernowland in Erthwurld

 KERNOWLAND is a magical Kingdom in ERTHWURLD created by author and school visitor Jack Trelawny and published by Campion Books

Book 1
Kernowland 1 The Crystal Pool
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Book 2
Kernowland Darkness Day
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Book 3
Kernowland Invasion of Evil
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Book 4
Pigleg's Revenge
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Book 5
Kernowland Slavechildren
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Book 6
Kernowland Colosseum of Dread
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To purchase the Kernowland series of books, and other books by Jack Trelawny, click here

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The Crystal Pool
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Cornwall Map

A modern classic!
Jack Trelawny presented his book to my sons school. The story and interactive introduction inspired both my children to request signed copies. My eldest told me exactly where to go and at what time! Considering he has problems with his memory, this is no mean feat! I might also add that he is a reluctant reader and very few books capture his attention. 

  My 7 year old ASD child who cant read was also taken by the book and even though he usually throws books away in frustration, he really treasures this one. 
  I have read this book with my children and its brilliant. Not just the story which is an adventure set in Cornwall but the text, the layout of the book, the colour of the pages and the length of each chapter. These points may not seem important to some but those parents who have reluctant readers or those with dyslexia, irlen syndrome, ASD etc will appreciate how important these are. 
  If you want to buy a child a gift then make it this one!
   Note the author: Thank you!
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Great Books!
My son won this book in a raffle and was absorbed from the first chapter! He then progressed to haranguing the local bookshop for the second and third books!
  They can be somewhat bloodthirsty, but this does not seem to bother children (in the tradition of Grimm etc!), and there are many good touches that make them think - the slave boat going to "Acirfa" for instance. When he worked out this was Africa, he then started looking for all the other anagrams!
  As we live in Cornwall, he has had fun spotting the place names of places we go and have been to.
Great book for reluctant readers too -  I have recommended to several friends children, who weren't that keen to read, and they have all been engrossed too!
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KERNOWLAND BOOK 1: The Crystal Pool by Jack Trelawny

Chapter One: Are we nearly there yet?


‘Are we nearly there yet?’ moaned Louis, for the twelfth time. 

‘Stop asking that,’ scolded Tizzie, ‘you are nearly eight, you know.’

‘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 whichhad two words on it – Cornwall  and Kernow.

‘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 morning.’


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Reviewed by boy, age 10
This is the first book I read by myself, I loved it and kept wanting to read more. I liked the descriptions of the scenery & the creatures, especially the crabs, I could picture them all in my head. I liked the maps too. The ending was good, I want the other Kernowland books for my birthday.

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Reviewed by girl, age 8
I thought it was a fantastic book and I loved it. I like the fact it has a map and that it is based on real life. My favourite character was Louis because he had lots of different weapons. I especially liked the part when Louis was in Eden Valley.
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