Can true friendship survive the test of time? It all started when Lauren got a cat. No ordinary cat! Saturn has long white hair, eyes that don't match and... it seems...strange powers. One minute she's cuddling Saturn, the next thing she knows she's not just miles, but YEARS away from home. It's 1912, she ends up on board a ship - and THEN she discovers it's the Titanic! It was like some crazy dream, except the new friends she made were real . . .
Friends Forever: They Mystery Tour is the third book in this wonderful series of friendship stories from Ireland's best-selling author for 8-12 year old girls, Judi Curtin. Blackouts, gas masks and rationing - the truest friendships are made in the hardest times . . . Hi, this is Lauren again! My special cat, Saturn, has quite a skill for travelling far, far away, and I don't mean in distance. My best friend, Tilly, and I were ready for our next mystery tour adventure . . . This time we landed in London in 1939 as the first bombs of the Second World War were about to drop. Luckily we met a new friend, Violet, just in time to catch the evacuation train into the countryside. But there we were going to face all sorts of war-time challenges . . . Judi Curtin was born in London and grew up in Cork. She now lives in Limerick with her family. She has three children and a cat called Domino. Domino does not have any superpowers - as far as Judi knows. In her spare time, Judi likes to read, play Scrabble and grow tomatoes. She is Ireland's best-selling fiction author for 8-12 girls with her Alice & Megan series. www.judicurtin.com
Hi! I'm Lauren and lately I've discovered something strange about my cat Saturn. Something very strange indeed . . . And this time it wasn't just me, but also my best friend Tilly who magically travelled back in time with him. Imagine our surprise to find ourselves in Ancient Rome, where no one spoke our language - and they wanted to sell us as slaves! But that wasn't the scariest bit. Because when the tremors started, and the smoke appeared, we knew our adventure was about to explode . . .
Two books in one: Books 10 and 11 in the highly successful My Secret Unicorn series in which Lauren and her magical pony, Twilight, share some exciting adventures. In Twilight Magic, Snooty Jade Roberts is jealous when Lauren makes friends with the new foal at Orchard Stables, and she is determined to cause trouble. But when Jade gets into danger, only Lauren and her magical pony, Twilight, can help her. In Friends Forever, Lauren can't wait to go to pony camp with her best friend, Mel. It's going to be so much fun sharing a cabin, riding ponies and having picnics. But when she gets there everything goes wrong. Linda Chapman lives in Leicestershire with her family and two Bernese mountain dogs. She is also the author of the Unicorn School series, Stardust series and two novels for Puffin - Bright Lights and Centre Stage. Over 1.5 million of Linda's titles have been sold. Find out more about Linda's books at lindachapman.co.uk
Princess MaKayla, a very bright seven year old girl, notices a change in her sister Princess Logan, after Logan turns thirteen years old. It breaks MaKaylas heart to see her mother, Queen Kelly, so sad all the time, because she worries about her daughter withdrawing from her family. Princess Logan is so shy that she can not even come down to eat with her family at meal time anymore, for fear someone will see her. Determined to find answers on how to help her mother and sister, Princess MaKayla summons two of her cousins to help her solve the mystery. Princess MaKayla, Prince Joshua, and Prince Dylan search the forbidden attic of the castle where Princess MaKayla and her family lives. The three chilren find some of the answers they are looking for,they just need to find out how to use them. With evidence that a shy spell was put on her sister, Princess MaKayla will stop at nothing to find out how to break it, and who the woman Eliza Pruitt is that cast it on her even before she was born.
novella-length Celtic fantasy romance (22,200 words; 90 pages if released in print) BLURB: One must die so the other can live. A werewolf and a time traveler's carnal attraction becomes a curse when she arrives in medieval England to kill him for turning against his time-travel brotherhood. He must guard a relic. She doesn't care if she gets in his way. Druid Elspeth is a were-assassin sent to Cumberland to kill a renegade time guardian. She never expected to find him her soul mate. All she knows is she must stop Aidan Gordon from changing history. The sexy powerful knight proves too tempting to refuse. If his noble actions convince her he was wrongly accused, she will be forced to haunt the frenzied wood under THE SPELL OF THE KILLING MOON.
Canada's vast Northland drew Maurice Cloughley to the challenge of teaching in remote communities; teacher could mean medical attendant, road foreman and dog-control officer. Unlike others, Maurice didn't head south after a year or two.
There were many musical souls adrift on that raft of silence that is Venice. There was the music of Johannes Karelsky.There was the music of Erasmus, the violin maker. And there was the music of war. But of that, the two men never spoke. From the internationally acclaimed author of Snow comes a timeless tale of love and music set against the romantic backdrop of eighteenth-century Venice. In 1797, the violin prodigy Johannes Karelsky arrives in Venice after fighting with Napoleon's army in the Italian campaign. After the war, he boards with an aged violin maker named Erasmus who created the legendary "Black Violin," which he forbids Johannes to touch because, as he says, "Once you have tasted it, you will never be the same again." Johannes becomes obsessed with the idea of playing this violin as well as finding the woman who saved his life when he was injured in battle. Beautifully written and highly evocative, The Black Violin interweaves Johannes's quest for love and the history of this mysterious instrument in a narrative that is sure to resonate long after the last page is turned.