The Evil Within: How Young Henry Jekyll Became Mr Hyde
By (author) Catherine MacPhail
What transforms an ordinary Edinburgh boy into the most infamous split personality of all time? This vividly imagined diary of the young Henry Jekyll examines the contradictions within us all and teases out one possible backstory for the character in Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A haunting and atmospheric imagining of a classic tale. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 9+
Catherine MacPhail is the award-winning author of over thirty children’s books including Run Zan Run, Roxy’s Baby, Out of the Depths and Grass. Her novel Mosi’s War was shortlisted for the Scottish Children’s Book Award, an award she’s won twice before, and a film adaptation of her novel Another Me was released in 2014. Cathy writes spooky thrillers for younger readers and challenging teen novels and is acclaimed for her unique ability to get to the heart of serious, topical issues through thestories of her feisty characters. She was born and brought up in Greenock, Scotland, where she still lives.