|aSharp sheep / |cVivian French ; illustrated by John Bradley.
|aLondon : |bMacmillan Children's Books, |c2006.
|a122 p. : |bill. ; |c20 cm.
|aJosh loves to terrify his brother Paul with scary stories. So when they go to stay with Grampy Jenkins, Josh spins a scary yarn about thestrange sheep that live near the farmhouse. He swears that a wicked shepherd grants a magic wish to anyone brave enough to stay out all night long. Paul wants to hide his head under the covers and ignore Josh's story but when disaster strikes the farm, the magic wish is put to the test...
Josh collects horror comics and he loves to terrify his brother Paul and his stepsister Mandy with scary stories – the more gruesome, the better. So when the three are sent to Wales to stay with Grampy Jenkins, Josh starts to spin a scary yarn about the strange Balwen Black Mountain sheep that live around Grampy`s farmhouse, and about Rhys the Fleece – the legendary, devilish shepherd that guards them. He also tells of the Magic Wish of Rhys the Fleece that is granted to anyone brave enough and strong enough to stay out in the valley all night long – and survive. But, as Josh, Paul and Mandy are about to discover in the cold, dark hills, the truth is usually far more horrifying than fiction...