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The Sword in the Grotto (Araminta Spook #2)

3.83  ·  Rating Details  ·  969 Ratings  ·  84 Reviews
Sir Horace is about to turn five hundred years old Araminta and Wanda need to find him the perfect gift. Araminta finds an ancient sword in a grotto hidden under her haunted house--and it should be a cinch to get it. But she wasn't planning on the nasty surprise of a portcullis-trap and a rising tide in the grotto. Will Araminta and Wanda make it to Sir Horace's birthday p ...more
ebook, 176 pages
Published October 6th 2009 by Katherine Tegen Books (first published 2006)
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Dion Yulianto
Melanjutkan seri pertama, Araminta kembali beraksi dalam seri kedua Pedang Dalam Gua. Kali ini, Araminta tidak bertualang sendirian. Dia sudah punya teman bernama Wanda Wizzard, yang bersama ayah dan ibunya, mereka juga ikut tinggal di Spookie House. Tidak seperti orang dewasa yang menuntut privasi, bagi anak-anak semakin banyak orang maka akan semakin asyik, dan ini disadari betul oleh Angie Sage yang langsung menambahkan 5 penghuni baru ke rumah seram tapi menyenangkan itu. Sekarang Spookie Ho ...more
The second book in the Araminta Spookie book picks up where the last one left off. Araminta becomes better friends with a former enemy, and together they try to bring a sword found in a grotto home to Sir Horace for his birthday. When they are trapped in the grotto by the rising sea, it seems all hope will be lost...!

I probably would not have continued the series after finding the first book only so-so, but Books 1 and 2 come together on a (very short) audiobook and as I had nothing else to list
Oct 25, 2012 Dolly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children starting to read chapter books
This is the second book in the Araminta Spookie series by Angie Sage. I discovered this book at our local library and thought it might be a fun, spooky read for our oldest. She loved it and has read through the entire series very quickly. Now I'm just trying to catch up.

This story centers on plans for a birthday party for Sir Horace and an adventure into some caves and spooky tunnels. The story is entertaining and a little scary. It's an easy read and I really enjoyed reading it. I'm looking fo
buku #2 seri araminta spook. masih tetep ketemu kekepoan araminta, dan sekarang double trouble, karena araminta punya teman serumah yg sama sotoy-nya, wanda wizzard.

di cerita ini, mereka berdua ingin mencari kado ultah buat sir horace -si hantu berbaju besi- yg ke-500. hadiahnya sih udah tahu apa, tapi untuk mengambilnya ternyata menyeret minty dan wanda ke petualangan berbahaya yg hampir membuat keduanya mengalami nasib sama dng sir horace.

suka cerita petualangannya, suka settingnya yg lbh lua
Mar 19, 2009 Robert rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Araminta Spook's second story (as told to Angie Sage) is a Perilous Adventure that she and her new friend Wanda get themselves into when they need to find the perfect gift for a 500th Birthday Present....
Araminta's attitude is all present and correct (or self-centred) but doesn't get the free play it did in her first book, where the order of the day was Mayhem and Ghost-hunting, rather than Danger and Gift-hunting.
The Sword in the Grotto is perhaps not quite as good as its predecessor but is sti
{My thoughts} – Sir Horace is one of the ghosts that Araminta has found living among them in her house. The other is Edmund. Both have become friends with Araminta and Wanda one of the new residents of her home.

These books are mostly mystery and adventure and they take Araminta and Wanda on some adventures with a bit of mystery tied into them.

In this book Sir Horace is about to celebrate his 500th birthday and Araminta wants to get him the best present she can find. While Araminta and Wanda are
Apr 06, 2015 Alvina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Kita akan membuatkan pesta kejutan untuk ulang tahun Tuan Horace yang kelima ratus dan dia akan merasa baikan

Kali ini Araminta mengajak kita berpetualang di gua dekat pantai. Dia dan Wanda, teman yang sekarang tinggal bersamanya di rumah tua, berencana memberi hadiah kejutan untuk Tuan Horace yang akan berulang tahun ke-500. Ulang tahun akbar harus mendapatkan hadiah akbar juga, donk. Maka ketika suatu hari tanpa sengaja dia dan Wanda melihat sebuah pedang tersembunyi di dalam gua, Araminta bert
Ira Book Lover
Mar 19, 2016 Ira Book Lover rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lanjut ke buku kedua dari seri Araminta Spook. Kali ini menurut saya petualangan Araminta jauh lebih menegangkan. Padahal misinya sederhana, mencari hadiah yang tepat untuk ulang tahun Tuan Horace yang ke-500. Ngomong-ngomong, Tuan Horace ini adalah salah hantu penghuni rumah hantu Araminta.

Nah, bersama dengan Wanda yang sekarang juga tinggal di rumah hantu, Araminta bertekad memberikan pedang kuno yang tidak sengaja mereka temukan di sebuah gua. Sayangnya, mengambil pedang itu tidak semudah yan
Beth A.
This book is the second in this early-chapter-books series we just discovered by Angie Sage.

We really enjoyed listening to this one on our recent road trip. It really kept my kid's attention. The characters were fun, with distinct personalities, and the story was interesting and funny. The kidlets have a new-found love for bats.
ijul (yuliyono)
Ilustrasinya tetep juara! Mantap bangeth, deh.

Cerita sih khas anak-anak, sebuah petualangan yang mudah terselesaikan dan semua berbahagia di akhirnya...:)

Tapi, persahabatan di antara Araminta dan Wanda serta kekeluargaan di antara keluarga mereka serta dua hantu baik hati yang tinggal di rumah mereka, Edmund dan Sir Horace, memberikan warna yang menyenangkan.

Nice story...
Alice Spades
Jul 14, 2015 Alice Spades rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
gostei muito. a história deste livro é interessante e apesar de ser o 2 e de eu não ter lido o anterior, não perdi nada. adorei as ilustrações, são lindas. ...more
Donald Scott
Sep 01, 2015 Donald Scott rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I gotta say, as a grown man I am sort of grooving on Araminta Spookie. Book two in the successful kids' series by Angie Sage makes me wish Araminta had been around when I was a kid; her adventurous, bossy personality, mixed with that of her mousy but spunky-when-she-needs-to-be best friend Wanda meshes perfectly, and here gets both girls into trouble when Araminta is determined to get Sir Horace - one of two ghosts in the house, the one who inhabits an old suit of armor - a gift for his upcoming ...more
Keeley (ABibliophilesJourney)
The Sword in the Grotto This was book two in the Araminta Spookie series and continued the story of Araminta and her new housemate, Wanda Wizzard. Wanda and Araminta are exploring the hidden tunnels in Spookie House when they stumble upon a small grotto containing a super old sword. Since Sir Horace is about to turn 500, Araminta and Wanda decide that the sword would be the perfect gift for him! The only problem is that Araminta and Wanda somehow are locked inside the grotto and the tide is risi ...more
Oct 11, 2015 Eugenia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel-buku-anak
Saya memberi bintang lima, yang berarti suatu hari nanti, Araminta akan saya baca lagi, dan lagi.

Meski ini buku kedua, ini menjadi buku ketiga seri Araminta Spook yang saya baca (baca My Haunted House, Frognapped, baru ini). Dan, semakin sering saya berpetualang sama Araminta, semakin saya jatuh cinta sama dia.

Pertama, Araminta itu selalu melakukan hal-hal aneh. Seolah tidak takut dengan petualangan macam apapun. Kali ini, petualangannya disemarakkan oleh Wanda- yang menurut Araminta banyak bert
Susanti Priyandari
Araminta Spookie sekarang tinggal berdelapan di rumah berhantu. Araminta dan Bibi Tabitha dan Paman Drac, Keluarga Peyihir Wanda, bersama orangtuanya: Barry dan Brenda, dan dua hantu yang tinggal di sana (Sir Horace dan Edmund).

Di awal buku ini dikisahkan bahwa Sir Horace sering ngambek entah apa sebabnya lalu bersembunyi entah di mana. Araminta yang penasaran, bersama Wanda yang penakut, mencari tahu mengapa dan di mana Sir Horace bersembunyi.

Kalau di buku satu, Araminta Spookie bertualang me
Aug 25, 2014 Ladiibbug rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
#2 Araminta Spooky series - Children's Book

Araminta makes a new friend, Wanda, when Wanda's family moves in with Aunt Tabby, Uncle Drac and Araminta.

Sir Horace the friendly ghost, who lives in a falling-apart suit of armor, is about to turn 500 years old. The girls hatch a plan to find him the perfect gift, which turns out to include a big adventure, hidden passages and mysteries.

Entertaining and good fun!
Miss Ryoko
Well, another fun and fantastic story about our girl, Araminta. Once again, I loved the tone of the story. I really enjoy Araminta as the storyteller and love her tone of voice she tells the story in. Besides that, my kids at school really liked the book and had some wonderful discussions about the story and had some great questions about characters and events presented in the story. So, three cheers for Angie Sage for writing a story that has a fun voice to it (and isn't written in a blah blah ...more
Sep 24, 2007 James rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
much like the first book in the series, i felt like "the sword in the grotto" was aiming for a feeling/vibe that it just didn't accomplish.

for a book series called "araminta spookie," there isn't much that's spooky about it beyond a couple of characters who are ghosts and the occasional mention of bats and spiders.

this second book didn't improve on anything from the first one, and my biggest complaint is that it felt very episodic instead of telling a story on its own. to further the analogy, it
Jan 26, 2016 Tasneem rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So the second instalment in the series is just as much fun. Now that we have ghosts to add a lively element to the tales they just keep getting more interesting. I adore the quest to give Sir Horace a wonderful five hundredth birthday present and party.
Reetta Saine
Englanninkielinen lastenkirjallisuus on harmittavassa paitsiossa lukulistoillani, koska sitä ei voi vinkata sinällään. Kerettiläinen kommenttini jatkuu, että kustantajatkaan eivät ole siinä kovin asiantuntevia. Kummallista tauhkaa ja tusinatavaraa tuntuu pukkaavan puolivuosittain, mutta miksi jo hyvällä Septimus Heap-fantasiasarjalla Suomessa meritoitunut Sage ei ole päässyt käännöslistalle tällä hyvällä lastensarjalla?

Araminta Spookien elämän henkilöihin ei ole helppo päästä kiinni keskeltä sa
Malia Nissa
Araminta and Wanda give a sword to Mr. Horace because he is 500 years old already. They are almost sunk to get the sword in a cave.
May 27, 2015 Susan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: slmta
Great book for young readers.
Not enough action and plot to keep older readers reading.
It might be suitable for a read aloud.
Zahra Dashti
عالی بود. با اینکه بچه گانه بود ولی حسابی خندوندم. خیلی ازش لذت بردم.
یه نوع نگاه بامزه به دنیای خون آشامها داشت
Jul 04, 2015 Kira rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Funny and entertaining as the last one, this installment has a bit more substance to its plot. Highly enjoyable to listen to with the kids.
Hope McCormick
Sep 18, 2015 Hope McCormick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
enjoyed this as much as the first one. looking forward to more.
Micah Grant
Jul 25, 2015 Micah Grant rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
The kids loved listening to this story on our road trip.
Feb 10, 2010 Andrea rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book (#2 in a series) hoping that I would warm up to it more because I started to enjoy the character in book #1 right at the end. But it was not to be. It was another book with weak story line that bored me.

I do think I know some kids who would enjoy the series. I have decided that it is well suited for fairly young readers (7-8 yrs)who are reading at higher levels. Sometimes it is hard to find appropriate books for that group. But I wouldn't be surprised to see other children latc
Feb 09, 2012 mandyfujita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Araminta Spookie is a very thoughtful person. She and Wanda want to cheer up their friend Sir Horace with a surprise 500 years birthday party. They are looking for a present and stumble upon a sword that they think will make a great birthday present. The problem is that they can't seem to get to it because it is on the other side of the wall of rocks. They have to look for the secret passage in order to retrieve it.

The same wonderful characters in book #1 is also included in this book 2 in th
Brooks Jones
Jan 03, 2014 Brooks Jones rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Delightful follow-up to the first in the series, complete with ghosts, bats, underground passages and cheese and onion chips! My daughters and I are really enjoying getting to know the characters in these books, and there is just enough suspense to be interesting without being too scary. Recommended for ages 8-10, and would probably appeal to boys as well as girls.
Tara Knoblauch
Oct 27, 2015 Tara Knoblauch rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Super cute.
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Angie Sage (born 1952) is the author of the Septimus Heap series which includes Magyk, Flyte, Physik, Queste, Syren, Darke and Fyre, the final book which is scheduled to come out later in 2013. Also, she wrote The Magykal Papers, an additional book with extra information about Septimus' world. She is also the illustrator and/or writer of many children's books, and is the new writer of the Araminta ...more
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