Our first class novel is The Wild Way Home.
Author: Sophie Kirtley
Genres: Adventure and Historical Fiction
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
'I'm in the Stone Age aren't I?' When Charlie's baby brother Dara is born with a problem with his heart, Charlie RUNS. Runs to the forest, with its sheltering leaves that shut out trouble and hurt and fear. But in the forest is a boy, lying in the river, breathing, though only just. And when Charlie goes for help, the forest has changed. Now it's something vast and strange. Something ancient. Something WILD.
And Charlie is long, long away from home.
An unforgettable adventure about courage, hope, family and finding your way.
'This thrilling time-slip adventure oozes magic and heart.' - The Bookseller Editors Choice
'So good I read it twice.' - Hilary McKay, author of The Skylarks' War
'I loved this unique quirky story full of heart.' - Jasbinder Bilan, author of Asha and the Spirit Bird
Our second class novel is The Land of Roar.
Author: Jenny McLachlan
Illustrator: Ben Mantle
Genres: Adventure/Fantasy Fiction
I see a cluster of jelly-shaped islands, a castle rising out of the sea, and three dragons soaring through the sky. And written along the top of the map in my spikey handwriting is one word:
'A vividly imagined adventure, full of heart, humour and a terrifying villain.' - Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
'This is proof that Jenny McLachlan is a writer of enormous heart and versatility. I'm a really big fan.' - Phil Earle, award-winning author of Being Billy and co-author of Get Me Out of Here! with Andy McNab
'Roar is an exhilarating, hilarious, vividly drawn tribute to the power of the childhood imagination, the love of family and the magic we risk losing as we grow up. If you plan to visit one new place in 2019, make it Roar.' - Sarah Driver, author of The Huntress trilogy