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Product Details

  • Paperback: 286 pages
  • Publisher: Skeleton Crew (August 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0957332106
  • ISBN-13: 978-0957332102
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.7 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,658,058 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Parry's descriptions are as varied as they are rich, from the scents of Abhaya's Indian healing herbs to the sounds of London's bustling streets and the opulence in the British royalty. A sizable cast of beautifully developed, memorable characters makes solving the mystery even more deliciously puzzling, and readers will be guessing to the surprising end. The well-written dialogue is full of charming colloquialisms, and much of Parry's descriptions border on the poetic.
Imaginative and touching; like India, a sparkling jewel in the crown."
Kirkus Reviews, October 2012.

Isabella Rockwell's War draws the reader into a world of intrigue and adventure, filled with strong imagery and plenty of tension.  Isabella is a vividly pictured, feisty character whose many adventures promise to be a gripping, action-packed read.
 
Stripes Publishing, July 2012.
 

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All in all a well written book by a good author and one I am happy to recommend it to a younger audience.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Clara on August 24, 2012
Format: Paperback
I loved how it was written from a child's viewpoint. Some books have gripping plots but are not very well written but Hannah Parry can and does both with flying colours. The contrast between places was great India to England, the streets to Kensington Palace. All in all a fantastic read!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Believer on May 17, 2013
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"Isabella Rockwell's War" begins in India in the 1820's. It's the story of a young girl who is sent to England by her father's commanding officer after his death. Acquiring no money from her father's pension and sensing animosity from the orphanage's custodians Isabella Rockwell escapes to the streets of London where she's adopted into a family of destitute children and earns a living performing in the market. When she rescues, a royal named Alix near the palace, her life changes but a mystery awaits to be solved that could mean life or death for the Princess. Like one of Charles Dicken's rags to riches novels, ones that also looked at the stark reality of life in Britain in that period, Isabella climbs from poverty to living in the royal palace with the Crown Princess and her family. It's a heartwarming story about friendship, loyalty, and love not only for friends and within a family, but the memory of a country that cannot be forgotten. I loved the characters; Midge, the passionate young urchin who takes Isabella under his wing;Zachariah, fierce and unwavering in his love for his sister and the children in his care; Alix, the kind and compassionate Princess who values Isabella's friendship, and Isabella, the determined young heroine whose skill in Indian dialects and horsemanship will help save a life. Even the minor characters are memorable; Abhaya with her motherly devotion and love of healing; Ernest, Alix's gruff uncle, a soldier and brother of King Willam; and Ruby loving mother to the urchins in her care. In colorful narrative the reader can almost smell Abhaya's herbs and hear the roar and tumult of London's streets and marketplace. The novel is filled with mystery and adventure and I highly recommend it.
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I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Isabella Rockwell's War by Hannah Parry stars Isabella who is a courageous twelve year old in a bad position. She lives in India but because of terrible circumstances, she is forced to leave by herself to go to England, a cold, harsh place she's never known. Her choices as she arrives are thus: either become a street runaway and have independence or stick around and be sent to an orphanage where she'd work as a servant. She decides to run away and the group of kids she meets and a beautiful girl she saves changes her life forever.

I admit that I got behind on my reading and so I didn't pick up this book until a few days ago. I'm hitting myself, because this is one of the gems in the self publishing world. The tone of the book reminds me of a mix of The Secret Garden and The Little Princess. It's been a while since I read a middle grade book, but this is one that doesn't dumb down the story for its readers. The pacing is great, and I really liked Isabella as a protagonist, who carries the story with her spunkiness. The twists are great too-- I definitely didn't suspect the right person!

The only thing I would suggest is having us meet Alix a little quicker since she is even mentioned in the synopsis. Otherwise, I think this is a very strong debut.

Overall, a really great middle grade read that I'll definitely suggest to that age group to read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Thomson on August 4, 2013
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I was given a copy of this book for an honest review. I found this book an easy read full of intrigue, mystery and a plot that i couldn't get to the bottom of. It was well written and is well suited to a young teen audience. For me it lacked the feel of an historical novel but still hit the mark. I loved the strength and resilience of the characters especially Zach and Isabella and I really felt for the situations they had found themselves in. The author did a good job in writing a book where I could almost see the locations from the vivid decriptions included in the story and seemed she was very knowledgeable when it came to aspects of the story (such as the uses of herbs and indian culture) which added a certain depth which all good books need. All in all a well written book by a good author and one I am happy to recommend it to a younger audience.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 12, 2013
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Deliciously improbable serendipity
I can't wait to read this delicious tale full of improbable twists and turns to my grandchildren when they visit next time. The main character, Isabella, cavorts through the plot making plausible decisions often based on her late father's advice. Cast on to the streets of London, after having been orphaned in her homeland, India, Isabella uses her cultural smarts to build a life for herself. Demonstrating the riding skills of an adult soldier, she rescues Princess Adri from certain death. Happenstance finds this brilliantly conceived young woman mixing equally with royals and commoners, charming them all with her bag of tricks. What might be considered predictable conclusions flower often inauspiciously enhancing the storyline. Though I do not know the detailed historical context, it is very believably portrayed in research-magnified details. All in all, I could not put this crisply written tale down. A great read. Pick it up. I did a non-reciprocal review with a gifted copy. It is worth every penny.
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