The first book in a series of adventure stories for kids, featuring intrepid explorer Lucy Evans. Armed with her trusty smartphone, her wits and an adventurous spirit, Lucy sets out to solve mysteries, explore foreign countries and cultures, and meet interesting people around the world. Her journey begins in a small town in Greece, where between sending messages to her friends back home, and exploring her new home, Lucy makes an intriguing discovery in an overgrown park. Ancient Greek carvings on hidden marble stone – and a clue to a long lost part of history.
Greta’s best friend is her cat Boris. However, little does she realise her bewhiskered buddy is actually the Prince of the Kingdom of Cats. So when he is kidnapped by the Rat King, a young warrior cat named Kyrie Mi-ke is sent to find Greta, and together they face a mystical and magical adventure to bring Boris home again. Greta must face the challenge of the staircase of the autumn leaves; cross Cloud Top Land and the Milky Sea; end the war between the two tribes of mice and face the truth of the Millpond; before facing the Rat King himself.
Young Adult Fiction:
It is 1536. The north of England has boiled over into rebellion against Henry VIII and the rebels march south towards London, growing stronger by the day. Sixteen-year-old Nan Ellerton, sent home from her convent when the King’s commissioners arrived, has been promised in marriage to a powerful lord. When both he and his son Francis become embroiled in the revolt, Nan must choose – help the rebels, even though it could mean paying the brutal penalty for treason, or betray her beliefs and risk eternal damnation.
Esmeralda Santiago’s When I was Puerto Rican – A Memoir
Andrea Levy’s The Fruit of Lemons
Helen Oyeyemi’s Boy. Snow. Bird
Yejide Kilanko’s Daughters who walk this path
Kiran Desai’s Hullabaloo in the Guave Orchard
Jhumpa Lahiri’s Lowland
Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake
Madeleine Miller’s The Song of Achilles
Nancy Mitford’s The Pursuit of Love
Jeanne Theoharis’ The Rebellious Life of Mrs Rosa Parks
Jackie Kay’s Red Dust Road
Stacy Schiff’s Cleopatra: A Life
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