‘The Giant’s Necklace’ by Michael Morpurgo:

This was first published many years ago as part of a  short story collection.  It has now received an illustrated hardback release.

It’s part adventure story and part ghost story.  Cherry is collecting pink cowrie shells to make the longest necklace ever – and it’s nearly finished.  But Cherry’s family holiday is nearly over – and she only has one day left to collect the shells that she needs.

When the clouds and waves grow dark and a storm blows in, Cherry realises that she’s cut off from the shore……

Illustrated by Briony May Smith and published on 3/11/16.  For age 7+