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Scotsh Power Readers

All of these ttles are writen by authors either from or resident in Scot-
land. These books cover a variety of topics and span a range of reader
ability

All ttles are available/reservable in the library.
Fortrose Library
28/05/2014
Fortrose Community Library Tel: 01381 622235
Email: fortrose.library@highlifehighland.com
www.highlifehighland.com
Julie Bertagna
The Pathfnder Series
Less than a hundred years from now, the world as we know it no longer exists. Cites
have disappeared beneath the sea, technology no longer functons, and human
civilizaton has reverted to a much more primitve state

On an isolated northern island, the people of Wing are trying to hold onto their way of
life—even as the sea contnues to claim precious acres and threatens to claim their
very lives

Only ffeen-year-old Mara has the vision and the will to lead her people in search of a
new beginning in this harsh, unfamiliar world.

This compelling and powerful story set in the near future will hit home with teens,
especially those who are ever more aware of the increasingly controversial climate
crisis we face in our world today.
Beverly Birch
In a vast African landscape, four teenagers and a journalist vanish without a trace
from a camp below a steep rock ridge. As Ella, the sister of one of the missing girls,
helps Inspector Murothi piece together what happened, she realizes there are
terrifying possibilites for her sister and the four others. Has there been foul play?
Then one of the missing turns up - but with no memory of what has happened. As
the search helicopters contnue their constant hum over the rock ridge, Ella and the
inspector begin to wonder whether they are already too late.
Ben is looking forward to staying with his Uncle Michael in the Scotsh Highlands,
keen to help Michael restore the old boat Sea Hawk. But there's something strange
about the boat, and the atmosphere in the local village is mysteriously dark. Then
the dreams start - terrifying visions of a body, foatng in water, that Ben can't
reach. A sense of darkness begins to pervade his days, too, and when a new friend
disappears, Ben fears the worst. It is not untl he trusts his dreams that he fnds
her, almost drowned that the truth of Sea Hawk's history begins to be revealed.
The village, it seems, has long been haunted by a terrible accident from long ago ...
Alan Bisset
'That's why aw this-' Cage lifs his lager can, sweeps it round 180 degrees. '-means
so much tay a man.' The crowd stamps and claps, a hundred and ffy thousand
voices blending into one. In 2008 Glasgow Rangers FC reached a major European
fnal. It was held in Manchester, a short hop from Scotland into England. Cue a
colossal invasion of England by the Scots. Chaos reigned. Pack Men is the fctonal
story of three pals and one child trapped inside this powder keg. And somehow
one of them has to disclose a secret which he knows the others won't want to
hear...
Theresa Breslin
On a stormy winter's night an old man sits over his wine cup and tells a tale: of the
Lord Aleslan and his evil deeds; of the good wife who could not infuence him for
the beter and died, leaving a son; and of her brother, who stole the child to save it
from Aleslan's evil.
When Rob and Millie's father goes missing in acton while serving at the front
during the First World War, the children desperately search the hospital trains
returning to Edinburgh with the wounded. But there's no sign of him. While hiding
their puppy in the nearby woods in order to stop him being sent to the front, Rob
and Millie come across a building full of doctors treatng soldiers with shellshock
and other nervous disorders - but overhear a conversaton that suggests this could
be a mask for altogether more nefarious actvity. What is really going on at the
hospital? Who is the ghostly fgure the children spy looking out of one of the top
Melisande is the daughter of the king's minstrel and lives among the royal French
court. She, like many others, pays litle heed to the dire warnings of Notradamus
the soothsayer. Chantelle, Melisande's older sister is betrothed to the handsome
courter Armand, and there is the excitement of the forthcoming wedding to think
about. And Melisande is fascinated by the mysterious and silent Melchior, the boy
who looks afer the king's leopard. Only Catherine de Medici, the king's mother,
listens to Nostradamus and fears for the life of her son. But when misfortune befalls
Melisande's family and she realises that it was predicted by Nostradamus, she turns
to the soothsayer for help. Upon his death, he leaves Melisande with some papers
which hold the secret of the royal line of France - it is up to her to help fulfl
Nostradamus' fnal prophecy but will she have the courage to do so ...?
Keith Brumpton
Stolen from their cradle by dastardly ringmaster Finian Macabre, knife-throwing twins
Cuthbert and Fatma have become the star act in the Great Macabre's struggling
circus. They dream of leaving the big top behind, but will they ever escape and be re-
united with their long-lost father? Aided by an unsavoury troupe of sociopathic
poodles, shify penguins, vicious clowns and one very objectonable witch, the Great
Macabre will do everything he can to stop the Gruesome Twosome from getng
away...
Cathy Cassidy
Cherry Costello's life is about to change forever. She and Dad are moving to Somerset
where a new mum and a bunch of brand-new sisters await. And on Cherry's frst day
there she meets Shay Fletcher; with suntanned skin and sea-green eyes he's the kind
of boy who should carry a government health warning.
Anya used to dream of moving to Britain to start a brand-new life. But as she sits in a
school where nobody understands her, she dreams of Polish summer skies and the
place where she once belonged. Then Anya meets bad boy Dan. He's no angel, but
she's sure there's a sweeter side to him. And when things begin to fall apart, Anya
realizes she's not alone - how can Dan be such bad news when being with him feels
like heaven?
Cat Clarke
*Cat Clarke has emerged as one of the UK’s most unfinching writers for Young Adults. Her books look
closely at issues such as bullying, self-harm, sexuality and gender and this should be considered if
recommending them to younger or less emotonally mature readers.
Four girls. One dead body. A whole lot of guilt.
Alice King isn't expectng the holiday of a lifetme when she sets of with her
classmates on a trip to the Scotsh wilderness, but she's not exactly prepared for an
experience beyond her darkest nightmares. Alice and her friend Cass are stuck in a
cabin with Polly, the social outcast, and emo-girl, Rae. Then there's Tara - queen of
mean. Powerful, beautful and cruel, she likes nothing beter than putng people
down. Cass decides it's tme to teach Tara a lesson she'll never forget. And so
begins a series of events that will change the lives of these girls forever...
Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investgate the eerie tale of a devil-beast that
haunts the moors around the Baskerville ancestral home afer Sir Charles Baskerville
is found dead--and the footprints of a giant hound are found near his body.
Caroline Clough

A terrible virus has wiped out much of the human populaton and Scotland is now a
wasteland, overrun by wild dogs. Toby's litle sister Sylvie is dangerously ill and his
family set out in a boat along the Aberdeenshire coast in desperate search of
medicine. On their journey they batle for food and fuel, try to outwit lawless pirates
and struggle to stay one step ahead of the ever-more powerful dogs and their mighty
leader Cerberus. But will they fnd a cure for Sylvie before it's too late? Winner of the
Kelpies Prize 2010 for new Scotsh writng for children.
Toby's dad and litle sister have been kidnapped by pirates, and Toby is lef alone in
the afermath of the terrible Red Fever, which has wiped out much of the world's
populaton. Menacing tribes of super-intelligent dogs are gaining ever more ground in
Scotland and a mysterious fgure General is leading a group of villains who are
kidnapping people and imprisoning them in a place he calls New Caledonia. Toby sets
out on a perilous mission to fnd New Caledonia and, he hopes, his family. He
befriends a Russian girl whose family have also been taken. Together they sail to
Inverness and down the Caledonian Canal, untl they reach Strling Castle for the
dramatc fnal showdown. But in a freezing cold winter, with vicious dogs, wolves and
pirates on the rampage, will they make it in tme?
Lari Don
One sunny morning the triplets disappear, leaving only a few mysterious clues
behind: an open upstairs window, three missing rocking horses and some strangely
shaped marks on the lawn outside. Could they be hoofprints? Used to their silly
pranks, older sister Pearl sets out to fnd them. At the garden gate she encounters
Thomas, grandson of a local earl, who warns her that the moors aren't safe today.
But who is he to boss Pearl around? As she searches for the triplets, Pearl's journey
through the rugged Scotsh hills unfolds into an incredible and perilous adventure.
Pearl strives to outwit living, breathing rocking horses and powerful land magicians,
who turn the very mountains against her. But can she trust the mysterious Thomas?
And can she save her brother and sisters from the unknown fate that lies ahead?
Inanna's bored of being the goddess of love - how dull! When a volcano begins to
make her people's lives a misery she decides to take it on. None of her brothers will
help her so she faces it single-handedly, and her victory inspires her to become the
goddess of war. Thrilling re-telling of an ancient Sumerian myth.
Ellie and Amina are best friends. But when Amina decides to start wearing the hijab, it
atracts the atenton of the bullies. Now Ellie's loyaltes are being tested. Has Amina
changed? Does it mater if best friends have diferent beliefs? Is she ready to stand up
for Amina? A thought-provoking story about friendship, religion and modern life.
Catherine Forde
When Reece - strange, blue-haired, and fre-obsessed - moves in next door, Keith is
worried, largely because Annie, Keith's three-year-old sister, really likes him. Funny
boy, she calls him. Reece is clearly trouble, but Keith feels sorry for him, so he doesn't
make him go away or tell his dad what's going on - not even when Reece burns Annie's
doll, Raggy, beyond recogniton. Keith knows he should ignore Reece, but he's like
smoke, pervading every aspect of Keith's life, untl one night he wakes up choking on
it.
Cloddy is stuck in her dad's optcian's shop working for litle to nothing every Saturday.
One Saturday she closes the shop to eat her lunch, but as she's picking at her food, a
trio of youths skulk down the side of her dad's shop. Suddenly a massive hand gushing
blood is splayed across the window of the shop. And then a head is thumped against
the window. No-one sees Cloddy, but she sees everything. Afraid, she decides not to
tell anyone. Anyway, there's gorgeous Stefan to think about. Stefan who has come out
of nowhere and sweeps her of her feet. Stefan who wouldn't normally look at a girl
like Cloddy. At her most vulnerable tme he'll look afer her—or will he?
Meet Dec's family: there's his brother Gabe, a devoted Goth obsessed with dark music,
studded dog collars, and dying his hair purple; their pet snake Slippy, who lives on
baby mice; and their mom, who hates everything about the snake. When Slippy
escapes, the whole family is enlisted to fnd him.
Vivien French
Fire up your cauldron for an exuberant, fast-moving, wildly entertaining tale with a
cast of characters who are good, bad, and very, very ugly. High above the mountain
village of Fracture, trouble is brewing. The sorceress Lady Lamorna wants a skull-
studded gown of deep black velvet, but her treasure chest is empty of gold. That
doesn't stop her, however — from kidnapping, blackmailing, and using more than a
litle magic to get what she needs. Will her plans be foiled by the heroic Gracie
Gillypot, two chaty bats, a gallant (if scrufy) prince, the wickedest stepsister ever, a
troll with a grudge, and some very ancient crones?
Debi Gliori
Things are not right at the Strega-Borgia castle. Signor Luciano Strega-Borgia has been
kidnapped. Signora Baci Strega-Borgia is struggling with her spells at the Advanced
Witchcraf Insttute. Titus and Pandora don't like their suspiciously cheerful and
fearless new nanny. Baby Damp has been accidentally shrunk, e-mailed, and lost on
the World Wide Web. And to top it of, there's a gangster in a bunny suit lurking
about. . . .
This seriously over-the-top, gothic romp is sure to have readers clamouring for the
next Strega-Borgia adventure.
Helen Grant
On the day Katharina Linden disappears, Pia is the last person to see her alive. Terror
is spreading through the town. How could a ten-year-old girl vanish in a place where
everybody knows everybody else?

Pia is determined to fnd out what happened to Katharina.

But then the next girl disappears . . .
Seventeen-year-old Veerle is bored with life in suburban Brussels. But a chance
encounter with a hidden society, whose members illegally break into unoccupied
buildings around the city, soon opens up a whole new world of excitement - and
danger.

When one of the society's founding members disappears, Veerle suspects foul play.
But nothing can prepare her for the horror that is about to unfold when an old foe
Keith Gray
There's a dead man at the end of Toby's bed. He says that Toby killed him. Did he?
Thrilling ghost story. Len Grimsby is dead and he blames Toby. When Len's ghost
appears at the end of his bed, Toby is taken back in tme to see the repercussions of
his actons and unravel the series of events that led to Len's death. Can he save Len
from being killed? And can he manage not to screw everything else up in the
process? Gripping ghost story from a critcally acclaimed writer. This is suitable for
reluctant, struggling and dyslexic teens.
Nat's sister Sandy speaks to the dead. It's a gif, and a good way to make a living.
Only thing is, it isn't true. So imagine Nat and Sandy's surprise when the dead start
to speak back. But it seems the dead are the least of their problems...
K.M. Grant
Young Daisy and her six brothers and sisters love Hartslove, the crumbling castle that
has been in their family for hundreds of years. But their kind but feckless father,
scarred by his experiences in the Crimean War, and by his wife's deserton, is drinking
the family money away. Then he puts Hartslove up for sale: he has spent his remaining
money on a young, wild, horse. Daisy, passionate about her home and her family, is
determined that the horse is the One; that he will win the Derby and save them all.
But not everyone at Hartslove is on Daisy's side, and rich people are descending on
the castle every day with an eye on snapping it up for themselves. With only months
to go before the Derby, can Daisy and her wild brother Garth overcome the odds and
lead The One to glory?
What's a nice girl like Alice doing with a hangman called Dan Skinslicer?
He likes a good clean killing and a hearty supper aferwards.
She likes prety dresses and riding a well-bred horse.
But fate throws them together on a mission of mercy--to save Alice's poor uncle
Frank's head and restore his dignity.
Soon they fnd themselves on the run from every soldier in London.
It could be their necks next!
J.A. Henderson
At eight o'clock in the evening, 24 December 2007, Pinewood Military Installaton
exploded. The blast ripped apart acres of forest and devastated the remote highland
valley where the base was located. No ofcial cause was given for the incident. Inside
Pinewood were 185 male and female personnel--a mixture of scientsts and soldiers.
There were also seven teenagers. This is the story of their last day . . .
A day out with his dad Gordon turns into a nightmare for Bobby Berlin when
something shocking happens that leaves Dad thinking it's 1977 and he's really 14. The
only people Bobby can turn to for help are his best friend Mary and her gypsy
grandmother. The problem is, they don't have a clue what to do either. Gordon is
irratonally convinced that if he can just get to Dundee, everything will be OK . The
east coast of Scotland is about to be hit by a tsunami. Gordon journeys towards the
heart of danger, followed by Bobby and Mary, hell-bent on trying to stop him. What
neither of the children knows is that Gordon was once an expert on tsunamis, and the
government is trying to fnd him because they want his help.
Diana Hendry
1953. When wild, dangerous, break-all-the-rules Natalie arrives in the quiet town of
Norton, thirteen-year-old Lizzie is drawn irresistbly to the new girl from the wrong
side of the tracks. Desperate for Natalie's friendship and respect, Lizzie soon discovers
a side of the town - and of herself - that she had never imagined. As the girls grow
closer, Natalie and her strange, eerie brother, Philip, reveal a shocking secret. For
Philip has a second sight, and all around them he sees evil - 'lef-over Nazis' lying in
wait untl the tme is right for revenge. Natalie and Philip believe it's up to them to
root these people out of Norton. Lizzie is swept up in what starts as a thrilling game -
but the consequences of Philip's 'gif' quickly spiral into disaster.
When the story opens, Megan who is a foster mother, has two children in her charge:
Anna a 12 year old who is, 'rather given to magical thinking' and Raymond who is 10
and never speaks to anyone. Both children have sad broken backgrounds; Anna (in her
fourth foster home) fantasises that her debt-ridden, alcoholic mother is a famous
actress and Raymond's totally unreliable mother rarely comes to see him. Sam, a
frightened rabbit of a child, rejected by his family because of lameness and pebble
specs is the next to join the foster family and then Brent arrives dramatcally in the
middle of the night - a tearaway teenager totally beyond the control of his
unimaginatve, intellectual father. All four of Megan's foster children have difcultes
to overcome in the house high above the river, where each one of them becomes
involved in some way with the mysterious river woman.
Barry Hutchison
Kyle's imaginary friend from childhood is back! with a vengeance. Kyle hasn't seen Mr
Mumbles in years. And there's a good reason for that: Mr Mumbles doesn't exist. But
now Kyle's imaginary friend is back, and Kyle doesn't have tme to worry about why.
Only one thing maters: staying alive! A great start to a series from a unique talent,
brought to you by the publisher that put horror on the map.
Drake has just met the Horsemen of the Apocalypse but is that really the end of the
world? Drake is surprised to fnd three horsemen of the apocalypse playing snakes and
ladders in his garden shed. He's even more surprised when they insist that he is one of
them. They're missing a Horseman, having gone through several Deaths and they think
that Drake is the boy for the job. At frst he's reluctant to usher in Armageddon but
does being in charge of Armageddon have to spell the end of the world? An apocalyptc
blend of riotous comedy, heart-stopping acton and a richly imagined fantasy
adventure.
James Jauncey
From the shelter of the trees, through the falling snow, John watched as the men
kicked down doors, shatered windows and fred the frst shot. It was a long tme
before he dared to see if anyone needed his help. Among the ruins he found a small
boy, too terrifed to speak. Now the only witness and the sole survivor are running for
their lives.
One teenage girl is missing and another died in Fins arms. Did the dead girl jump from
the bridge or was she thrown? Are these things connected to the bombings on the
mainland? Sceptcal of the ofcial verdict of suicide, sixteen-year-old Fin is
determined to fnd the truth. His hunt leads him to the local Research Insttute, a
place shrouded in mystery, and to a shocking secret at the heart of his island
community.
Elizabeth Laird
Oranges in No Man's Land tells the rivetng story of Ayesha's terrifying journey across
no man's land to reach a doctor in hostle territory in search of medicine for her dying
grandmother. Set in Lebanon during the civil war, this story is told by award-winning
author Elizabeth Laird and is based on personal, real-life events. Elizabeth stayed on the
green line in Beirut in 1977 in a war-damaged fat with her husband and six-month-old
son. Memories of her son sleeping in a suitcase on the foor, taking his frst steps on the
bullet-riddled balcony, playing with the soldiers on the checkpoint, and her husband
racing through no man's land in the build up to a batle have all inspired this gripping
and moving story.
Solomon loves to run! When his grandfather announces that he's going to take Solomon
to Addis Ababa, Solomon cannot believe his ears. Solomon's joy is increased when he
realizes that the Ethiopian running team will be doing a victory parade through the city
that day. But Solomon's grandfather has other plans. As Solomon follows him through
the big, overwhelming streets, he learns something that the old man is a war hero who
has been in hiding ever since. When grandfather collapses, Solomon knows that getng
help from his village is up to him. It's a twenty-mile run from the city to home, and
grandfather's life hangs in the balance. Can the small bare-footed runner with the big
heart do it?
In seventeenth-century Scotland, everyone knows the devil is real. Everyone knows that
witches exist. Everyone knows that saying the wrong thing can get you hanged ...When
fourteen-year-old Maggie's grandmother is accused of witchcraf, Maggie has to run for
her life. With English soldiers on the march, nowhere is safe - certainly not Ladymuir,
where her uncle is determined to defy the king. And wherever Maggie goes, disaster
follows ...A gripping historical novel about a young girl's journey through the Killing
Time.
Claire McFall
When teenager Dylan pulls herself free from a train wreck and emerges onto an almost
deserted Scotsh hillside, she believes she is the only survivor. Seeing the fgure of a
boy on the bank she enlists his help. But Tristan is no ordinary passer-by and Dylan soon
learns that instead of being the only survivor of the wreck, she is in fact the only
fatality. Tristan is a ferryman, tasked with guiding her to her aferlife. As the pair
journey further together through a dangerous wraith-infested wasteland, they fall
deeply in love. Tristan promises to cross over with Dylan, but when she steps across the
threshold and turns back, he is not there. Confronted with life without Tristan, Dylan
vows to fnd him, but that means traversing the dangerous wasteland without a guide.
The English government have closed the borders with their Celtc neighbours. Any Celt
found in England is branded with a tatoo, found twice they are executed. Scotsh Lizzie
is the 'property' of psychopathic London gang boss Alexander. Can Lizzie escape
Alexander's deadly grip and at what price her betrayal?

Catherine MacPhail
A chillingly atmospheric story. Kamal loves his new country, his new city, his new school
- it's a fresh start. The only problem is Alex, the school bully. He won't leave Kamal
alone and it's startng to tarnish his shiny new life. But when Kamal makes a new friend
who promises to help deal with Alex, things start to change. Who is Annie and what
power does she have over Alex? Partcularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and
dyslexic readers.
Point Danger loomed above me. I tried not to think of all the stories: the ghostly sailors,
the serial killer, the headless bodies. They didn't seem so funny now. I opened the door
and went inside. It was as cold as the grave. The wind from the sea roared through the
broken window. I could hear the tde rushing in...Mark is always in trouble. Now on a last
warning, he's determined not to do anything wrong on the school trip (although, in his
opinion, he is never the one at fault). When two bullies dare another boy to go inside a
crumbling lighthouse, Mark can't stop himself from following. But can he keep them both
out of danger, and himself out of trouble, when he gets inside?
Ram has no memory of who he is, his background or where he has come from. He
awakes in a darkened corridor of a block of fats with no idea of how he has got there.
And then, the lif doors nearby open and inside is a dying man. Ram is now the murder
suspect and on the run. But, there is something that draws him back - the dying man's
last words. And, as he discovers more about the murdered man, Ram becomes aware
that somebody is following him, somebody with sinister intent. Could it be something to
do with his past?
Nicola Morgan
Eighteen-year-old Matlda longs for freedom, to escape from her over-protectve
parents and the pain of her brother's death. Working on a farm in the idyllic countryside
seems to ofer the perfect opportunity. Paradise, in fact. But is it too perfect? Perhaps
she should be suspicious of the nicer-than-nice people who run the farm, but Matlda
doesn't care. She willingly lets herself be drawn in by the warmth they seem to ofer,
longing to be loved and understood. She doesn't want to queston, or think, or worry.
But these people have a shocking plan. By the tme Matlda realizes it, will it be too
late?
Someone is watching Cat McPherson. Is it a young man with schizophrenia, a retred
insect-collector, or Cat's ex-boyfriend? Or it could be someone else entrely. An
obsession with insects seems to link them all. And Cat hates insects. But does she even
realize that she's being stalked? She's easy prey, especially as she has given away so
much about herself on an internet site. A talented athlete, she's too busy with the
pressures of training, and deciding whether she really wants to run for a living. The
trouble is, soon she will have to run for her life...
Gillian Philip
It is the last decade of the sixteenth century: a tme of religious wars in the full-mortal
world. But the Sithe are at peace, hidden behind the Veil that protects their world untl
their queen, Kate NicNiven, determines to destroy it. Seth MacGregor is the half-feral son
of a Sithe nobleman. When his father is assassinated, and Seth is exiled with his brother
Conal to the full-mortal world, they vow not only to survive, but to return to reclaim their
fortress and save the Veil. But even the Veil s power cannot protect the brothers when
the brutal witch-hunts begin...
Life's easy for Cassandra. The privileged daughter of a rector, she's been protected from
the extremist gangs who enforce the One Church's will. Her boyfriend Ming is a bad
infuence, of course, with infdel parents who are constantly in trouble with the religious
authorites. But Cass has no intenton of letng their diferent backgrounds drive them
apart. Then they stumble across a corpse. What killed him? How did his body end up in
their secret childhood haunt? And is this man's death connected to other, older
murders? As the politcal atmosphere grows feverish, Cass realises she and Ming face
extreme danger.
Tom Pow
Martn and his family are enjoying a sun-flled vacaton on a beautful Caribbean island--
untl they are stopped at gunpoint, blindfolded, and bundled into a truck that heads for
the dense forest of the island's interior. Pushed to their physical and emotonal limits as
they are forced deeper into the wild terrain, the hostages come to understand something
of the harsh politcal backdrop of life on sunny Santa Clara, and the events that have
shaped the lives of their captors and fuelled their actons
Bradley, Victor, and Floris live with wild dogs on the dark, forgoten edge of a devastated
city. Haunted by memories and abandoned by society, they have learned to survive on
their own. But when Floris is kidnapped the others must venture into the unknown to
save their friend. It is a dangerous journey--violent gangs walk the streets, and corrupt
warlords viciously guard their territories. But it is also a journey of discovery...
Alison Prince
Cal's long, dull summer is about to change...Cal would rather avoid reality. He hates
school; his teachers are badgering him to decide on a career; his sister Jess has moved
away from the Scotsh island where they live, and the band they play in is falling apart.
Not to menton both his parents embarking on embarrassing afairs - gross! Then he
meets Kerry, an Australian girl new to the Island, and over the course of a long summer
they begin to fall in love. When the summer draws to a close, Kerry fnds out she's
pregnant and it's tme for Cal to face up to reality at last… A refreshingly honest - and
ofen very funny - look at frst love.
Ever since her beloved cat Jacoby died, ffeen year-old, Tig has been miserable. She and
her mother barely speak, she is haunted by the presence of her hated stepfather, and
longs to meet her real father. When an accident leaves her hovering between life and
death, she is given the chance to play Jacoby's Game and explore other places and tmes
in search of a happier life. But happiness is closer to home than Tig thinks; her real
father has come from Senegal to see her and as the game unfolds, she gains a new
insight into herself and the lives of those around her.
Chokker, Abby, Sue and their friends are desperate to know what's behind the drawn
blinds and odd noises coming from the Proschynskis' summerhouse. And when they
fnally meet the kind but irritable writer Stan Proschynski, the children discover another
world.
J.K. Rowling
What did Harry Poter know about magic? He was stuck with the decidedly un-magical
Dursleys, who hated him. He slept in a closet and ate their lefovers. But an owl
messenger changes all that, with an invitaton to atend the Hogwarts School for Wizards
and Witches, where it turns out Harry is already famous.. . .
As Albus Dumbledore says in his introducton, this set textbook by Newt Scamander has
given the perfect grounding to many a Hogwarts student. It will be helpful to all Muggles
out there too.
Daniela Sarcedot
You never think it could happen to you. You never think that one day you'll stand in a
graveyard, rain tapping on a sea of black umbrellas, watching your parents being
lowered into the earth, never to come back. It's happening to me. They said it was an
accident. Only I know the truth. My parents were hunters and I must follow in their
footsteps. I am the only one lef to keep the promise. Ever since her thirteenth
birthday, seventeen-year-old Sarah Midnight's dreams have been plagued by demons -
but unlike most people's nightmares, Sarah's come true. Her dreams guide her parents'
hunt as Sarah remains in bed, terrifed but safe, sheltered from the true horrors of the
Midnight legacy. But all this is about to change.
Robert Louis Stevenson
How thin is the line between good and evil?
Dr Jekyll has been experimentng with his identty. He has developed a drug which
separates the two sides of his nature and allows him occasionally to abandon himself to
his most corrupt inclinatons as the monstrous Mr Hyde. But gradually he begins to fnd
that the journey back to goodness becomes more and more difcult, and the risk that Mr
Hyde will break free entrely from Dr Jekyll's control puts all of London in grave peril.
When young Jim Hawkins meets Billy Bones, he quickly becomes intrigued by the
mysterious former pirate. But litle does Jim know that their meetng will soon send him
on a path of swash-buckling adventure across the ocean in the atempt to track down the
treasure marked on a pirate's map...
Tricked by the uncle who has stolen his inheritance, young David Balfour is kidnapped
and bound for America. Or at least that was the plan, untl the ship runs into trouble
and David is rescued by Alan Breck Stewart, fugitve Jacobite and, by his own
admission, a ‘bonny fghter’. Balfour, a canny lowlander, fnds an echo of some wilder
and more romantc self in the wilful and courageous Highland spirit of Alan Breck. A
strange and difcult friendship is born, as their adventures begin.