Selected for the 2010 Booktrust Booked Up program, winner of the Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Children’s Book Award and featured on the BBC’s Blue Peter in 2011.
“A gripping, superbly written debut novel” – Writeaway
“A pacy horror adventure” – The Sunday Times
“Two young girls being brave and clever without a hint of pink or glitter on the cover? Hooray!” – The Age
“This rollicking ride is totally deserving of the Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Children’s Book Award” – The West Australian
“an excellent scary story, aimed at children but which can be read by all…somewhere between Roald Dahl, the Brothers Grimm and Grange Hill.” - Amazon UK
Miku Takeshita and friends must face dark forests and dirty bathrooms at their school camp, and when Alex discovers the filth-licking aka-na-me demon in the boys’ bathroom, the pals are forced into the night to face a growing monster…
“The story is twisty and turny and told in a great voice and pacey way. The folklore is superbly researched and given a modern twist. It never gets preachy and reads very natural. It really is one of my favourite series for younger, confident readers.” My Favourite Book Blog
“Cristy Burne’s gripping story of Miku, a feisty young Japanese girl living in England, and her fight against the Takeshita Demons is a fast-paced and hugely entertaining contemporary adventure.” LoveReading4Kids
Book 3 in the Takeshita Demons series is Monster Matsuri, due out in June 2011.