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 their grandparents, Josh starts to spin a spooky yarn about the strange Balwen Black Mountain sheep that live around Grampy's farmhouse. He says that Rhys the Fleece - a legendary, devilish shepherd - guards them, and will grant a magic wish to anyone brave enough to stay out in the valley all night long...and survive. So when a ruthless local developer threatens to build on Grampy's land, Paul decides to put the magic wish to the test!
Vivian French was best known at school for talking too much. She continued her attachment to words by becoming first an actor, then a storyteller and finally a writer of children's books. Her books include WICKED CHICKENS (0 330 41575 1), published by Macmillan, THE TIARA CLUB, AESOPS FUNKY FABLES and the MORRIS series. She now travels all over the world, telling stories and swapping ideas about books and writing with children and adults ... and, she admits, she still talks too much.