A boy makes friends with a talking bird who has many secrets.
Jake has befriended a crow that he calls Birdy. Birdy tells Jake about some history which he has seen for himself in his very long life.
Dad probably does not believe that Birdy can talk – after all he is just a crow – and yet he does seem rather clever and useful.
Jake goes trick-treating with a real Tudor ghost from Hampton Court Palace where Henry VIII lived.