Louxor, 1922, les fouilles menées dans la Vallée des Rois passionnent le monde entier. À Londres, alors que son grand-père tombe soudain très malade, la jeune Lil découvre chez lui un précieux vase éyptien. À l'intérieur, un message venu du passé! Et si ce trésor était maudit? Indices volés, voyage en bateau, tempête de sable et piqûres de scorpion, ce mystère va mener Lil et ses amis jusqu'au tombeau de Toutânkhamon.
We weren't supposed to be going to the pictures that night. We weren't even meant to be outside, not in a blackout, and definitely not when German bombs had been falling on London all month like pennies from a jar. February, 1941. After months of bombing raids in London, twelve-year-old Olive Bradshaw and her little brother Cliff are evacuated to the Devon coast. The only person with two spare beds is Mr Ephraim, the local lighthouse keeper. But he's not used to company and he certainly doesn't want any evacuees. Desperate to be helpful, Olive becomes his post-girl, carrying secret messages (as she likes to think of the letters) to the villagers. But Olive has a secret of her own. Her older sister Sukie went missing in an air raid, and she's desperate to discover what happened to her. And then she finds a strange coded note which seems to link Sukie to Devon, and to something dark and impossibly dangerous.
It only takes one strike: A powerful feminist reworking of the Hans Christian Andersen classic, from bestselling and award-winning creators Emma Carroll and Lauren Child. Bridie works hard to feed her family, selling matches on the streets of Victorian London. After an incident leaves her with only three matches left, the magical strike of each one sees her tumble into visions of a brighter future. Realizing she has the power to change her own fortune, Bridie leads the match factory workers out on strike, achieving the remarkable through their unity and courage. A defiant and empowering retelling of the classic you thought you knew, based on real-life events, this stunning collaboration brought to life in glorious spot colour introduces a bold new heroine for future generations to treasure. ''Bridie is a feminist icon, with a story that is all too relevant. There is so much power in these beautiful pages'' Katya Balen, winner of the Carnegie Medal ''A defiant, elegantly illustrated story'' Sunday Times Culture ''A brilliant story of collective power that champions community and kindness'' Abi Elphinstone ''A powerful strike right to the heart, burning with courage, that should light a beacon of hope for young readers'' Piers Torday ''A timely read that might prompt discussion'' Observer
A body washed up on the beach... Evacuation to an old house with forbidden rooms and dark secrets... An animal rescue service... Set in World War Two, Emma Carroll explores the resilience, resourcefulness and inventiveness of children when their lives fall to pieces. Introducing some compelling new characters, as well as revisiting some familiar settings, these adventures are sure to win over new readers, as well as fans of old favourites such as Letters from the Lighthouse and Frost Hollow Hall .
Rediscover Emily Bronte's terrifying novel of revenge and hatred set on the wild Yorkshire moors. When an orphaned boy embarks on a lifelong mission to punish two wealthy families, he begins a chain of unbelievable events. But, will the prize be worth all the heartache caused along the way?
They were coming tonight to tell ghost stories. 'A tale to freeze the blood,' was the only rule. Switzerland, 1816. On a stormy summer night, Lord Byron and his guests are gathered round the fire. Felix, their serving boy, can't wait to hear their creepy tales. Yet real life is about to take a chilling turn- more chilling than any tale. Frantic pounding at the front door reveals a stranger, a girl covered in the most unusual scars. She claims to be looking for her sister, supposedly snatched from England by a woman called Mary Shelley. Someone else has followed her here too, she says. And the girl is terrified. This breathtaking new book from Emma Carroll, the critically-acclaimed author of Frost Hollow Hall, The Girl Who Walked On Air, In Darkling Wood and The Snow Sister, is a deliciously creepy story inspired by the creation of Frankenstein , and is brought to life by a leading talent in children's literature.
AN INCREDIBLE COLLECTION OF BRAND NEW SHORT STORIES, FROM TEN OF THE UK'S VERY BEST STORYTELLERS, CELEBRATING INSPIRATIONAL GIRLS AND WOMEN, BEING PUBLISHED TOCOMMEMORATE THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE IN THE UK. GBP1 FROM THE SALE OF EVERY BOOK WILL BE DONATED TO CAMFED, AN INTERNATIONAL CHARITY WHICH TACKLES POVERTY AND INEQUALITY BY SUPPORTING WOMEN'S EDUCATION in the developing world. Featuring short stories by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize-wining The Girl of Ink and Stars, M.G. Leonard, author of Beetle Boy, Patrice Lawrence, author of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize-winning Orangeboy, Katherine Woodfine, author of The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow, Sally Nicholls, author of Things a Bright Girl Can Do, Emma Carroll, author of Letters from the Lighthouse, and more!