Stories Aloud
Publication date: 03 Jul 2014
ISBN: 9780857631749
Size: 129 x 198 mm
Length: 256 pages

Saving Sophia

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All Lottie wants to do is have adventures, but no such luck. Until she meets Sophia, a girl surrounded by mystery and danger. When the two run away from a staged kayak accident to find Sophia’s mum, Lottie learns a lot about being the hero. No matter how many adventures you’ve read about, when you’re suddenly trapped in one – cold, hungry, and being chased by the bad guy – it takes all your real-life wit and bravery to survive…

From the author of Dear Scarlett and Murder in Midwinter.

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“You’re never too young for crime – the fictional variety, of course. With Dear Scarlett – and now her latest, Saving Sophia – Fleur Hitchcock (talk about nominative determinism) has cornered the market in hard-boilers for beginners. Nosy Crow, a thriving independent publisher, knows how to make a good-looking jacket. I love the retro jacket and the illustrations within … There is much to like about this pacey story. Lottie is a bright and ballsy character and Sophia a suitably kooky sidekick. Hitchcock is good on why children with problems make things up: Sophia reminded me of Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking, who boasts that her absent sailor father is a “Cannibal King”.”

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