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“Vita tests her own limits, and readers will thrill at her cleverness, tenacity, and close escapes.” —Booklist
“A satisfying adventure.” —Kirkus Reviews
From award-winning author Katherine Rundell comes a fast-paced and utterly thrilling adventure driven by the loyalty and love between a grandfather and his granddaughter.
When Vita’s grandfather’s mansion is taken from him by a powerful real estate tycoon, Vita knows it’s up to her to make things right.
With the help of a pickpocket and her new circus friends, Vita creates the plan: Break into the mansion. Steal back what’s rightfully her grandfather’s. Expose the real estate tycoon for the crook he truly is.
But 1920s Manhattan is ever-changing and full of secrets. It might take more than Vita’s ragtag gang of misfits to outsmart the city that never sleeps.
Award-winning author Katherine Rundell has created an utterly gripping tour de-force about loyalty, trust, and the lengths to which we’ll go for the ones we love.
Fred, Con, Lila, and Max are on their way back to England from Manaus when the plane they’re on crashes and the pilot dies upon landing. For days they survive alone, until Fred finds a map that leads them to a ruined city, and to a secret.
Everyone thinks that Sophie is an orphan. True, there were no other recorded female survivors from the shipwreck that left baby Sophie floating in the English Channel in a cello case, but Sophie remembers seeing her mother wave for help. Her guardian tells her it is almost impossible that her mother is still alive—but “almost impossible” means “still possible.” And you should never ignore a possible.
So when the Welfare Agency writes to her guardian, threatening to send Sophie to an orphanage, they takes matters into their own hands and flee to Paris to look for Sophie’s mother, starting with the only clue they have—the address of the cello maker.
Evading the French authorities, she meets Matteo and his network of rooftoppers—urchins who live in the hidden spaces above the city. Together they scour the city in a search for Sophie’s mother—but can they find her before Sophie is caught and sent back to London? Or, more importantly, before she loses hope?
Phillip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials series, calls Rooftoppers “the work of a writer with an utterly distinctive voice and a wild imagination.”
Feo’s life is extraordinary. Her mother trains domesticated wolves to be able to fend for themselves in the snowy wilderness of Russia, and Feo is following in her footsteps to become a wolf wilder. She loves taking care of the wolves, especially the three who stay at the house because they refuse to leave Feo, even though they’ve already been wilded. But not everyone is enamored with the wolves, or with the fact that Feo and her mother are turning them wild. And when her mother is taken captive, Feo must travel through the cold, harsh woods to save her—and learn from her wolves how to survive.
In difficult times, what children really need is hope. And in that spirit, bestselling author Katherine Rundell emailed some of the children's writers and artists whose work she loved most:
'I asked them to write something very short, fiction or non-fiction, or draw something that would make the children reading it feel like possibility-ists: something that would make them laugh or wonder or snort or smile. The response was magnificent, which shouldn't have surprised me, because children's writers and illustrators are professional hunters of hope… I hope that the imagination can be a place of shelter for children and that The Book of Hopes might be useful in that, even if only a little.'
This collection, packed with short stories, poems and pictures from the very best children's authors and illustrators, aims to provide just that. Within its pages you'll find animal friends from insects to elephants, high-flying grandmas, a homesick sprite, the tooth fairy, and even extra-terrestrial life.
There are 133 contributions from authors and illustrators, including Anthony Horowitz, Axel Scheffler, Catherine Johnson, Jacqueline Wilson, Katherine Rundell, Lauren Child, Michael Morpurgo and Onjali Q. Raúf. A donation from the sale of each book will go to NHS Charities Together, in gratitude for the incredible efforts of all those who worked in hospitals over the quarantine period.
'An anthology on the theme of hope… it includes a rich range of images, poetry, stories and non-fiction' Stories to charm on endless days, The Sunday Times
The following proceeds from this ebook will be donated to NHS Charities Together: 35% of publisher's net receipts or at least £1.00 per copy.
NHS Charities Together is a charity registered in England and Wales (registered charity no. 1186569)
Una aventura conmovedora con tintes clásicos: intriga, acción, y cierta fantasía donde reina el amor a los libros y a la valentía.
Tras hundirse un barco en el Canal de la Mancha, una niña de apenas un año aparece flotando en un estuche de violonchelo y es rescatada por un erudito y aventurero londinense llamado Charles Maxim.
De esta forma tan extraordinaria comienza la conmovedora historia de Sophie y Charles, quien, una vez constatada la desaparición de la madre de la niña, se convierte en su tutor legal. Sin embargo, con el paso del tiempo, se apodera de Sophie la idea de que su madre sobrevivió al naufragio, y aunque Charles le advierte que eso es casi imposible, para ella el «casi» significa que existe «alguna» posibilidad, y ésta, por remota que sea, jamás debe descartarse.
Así pues, a pesar de que la única pista que tienen es una dirección parisina grabada en el estuche del chelo, Charles, que lo daría todo porverla feliz, accede a acompañarla a París para iniciar la incierta búsqueda. Allí, en una noche mágica, Sophie conoce a Matteo y sus amigos, unos jóvenes vagabundos que recorren la ciudad por los tejados y que enseguida se prestan a ayudarla para que su sueño se haga realidad.
«Una escritora con una voz profundamente personal y una imaginación fecunda.»
Wilhelmina Silver’s world is golden. Living half-wild on an African farm with her horse, her monkey, and her best friend, every day is beautiful. But when her home is sold and Will is sent away to boarding school in England, the world becomes impossibly difficult. Lions and hyenas are nothing compared to packs of vicious schoolgirls. Where can a girl run to in London? And will she have the courage to survive?
From the author of Rooftoppers, which Booklist called “a glorious adventure,” comes an utterly beautiful story that’s “a treasure of a book” (VOYA).
Una novela sobre el valor de la amistad protagonizada por unos niños perdidos en la selva amazónica.
Desde su asiento en un avión de seis plazas, Fred observa cómo los misterios de la selva amazónica pasan bajo sus pies. Siempre ha soñado en convertirse en un explorador, hacer historia y leer su nombre como uno de los grandes descubridores de su tiempo, así que piensa que ojalá pudiera aterrizar y pisar tierra, aunque fuera sólo un minuto.
Cuando, a causa de un accidente, el avión se estrella, Fred podrá por fin caminar por la selva, pero no en las condiciones que había imaginado. Lila, Max y Contia, otros tres niños supervivientes, no tienen ninguna esperanza de ser rescatados de ese lugar inmenso e indómito donde las opciones de volver a casa se reducen a las mínimas posibilidades.
La crítica ha dicho...
«Un libro absolutamente maravilloso.»
A young boy’s Christmas Eve wish on a shooting star leads to an adventure with an ever-hungry rocking horse, an angel whose wings are molting, a robin who has forgotten how to sing, and a rusting tin drummer boy in Katherine Rundell’s classic Christmas story, with Emily Sutton’s gorgeous paintings.
Une héroïne fougueuse et à l’âme sauvage. Une envoûtante épopée russe où souffle le vent de la liberté. Par l’auteur du Ciel nous appartient, prix Sorcières 2015.
Timed for the release of Warner Bros.’s film Mowgli in October 2018 and Disney's release of The Jungle Book 2 in 2019, here is a beautifully illustrated companion to Kipling's classic, by a writer of extraordinary storytelling ability, that explores its timeless themes in a careful update.
This wise and witty companion to Rudyard Kipling’s 1894 classic is likewise a series of connected stories about the man-cub Mowgli and his adventures among the animals in the Indian jungle. It includes all the original favorites like Baloo and Bagheera and gives female characters, like Mother Wolf, a more prominent role in Mowgli’s upbringing. The timely theme of the possibility of understanding and empathy across species, cultures, and genders will resonate with contemporary readers.