The Midnight Folk
is a children's fantasy novel by John Masefield
, first published in 1927.
Young Kay Harker has a variety of adventures in search of the truth about a famous treasure that his great-grandfather, a merchant captain, was given for safe-keeping then lost when his crew mutinied. He is aided in his quest by the Midnight Folk, an association of Talking Animals
, Living Toys
, and other fantastic creatures.
But not all the creatures that haunt the night are friendly: a coven of witches is also after the treasure, led by the scheming Abner Brown and the sinister Mrs Pouncer, and woe betide anyone who gets in their way.
A sequel, The Box of Delights
, was published in 1935. The two books also have links, in terms of shared settings and characters, with a series of adventure stories by adults which began with Sard Harker
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