Skychasers, by Emma Carroll ( paperback, 2018)


This book hooks you in from the start. Emma Carroll writes strong believable characters and blends some history into the fiction. Magpie is a feisty and fun villain/ heroine. Perfect for 9-11’s.

Orphan Magpie can't believe her eyes when she sees a boy swept off his feet by a kite ... or something that twists and dances in the wind. Like her, the boy - Pierre - dreams of flying over the rooftops of Paris.

His family, the Montgolfiers, are desperate to be first to discover the secret of flight. The world looks so different up high and suddenly Magpie knows what she wants - to be the first to fly in a balloon above the King and Queen of France ..


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