When twelve-year-old Kat Wolfe starts a pet-sitting agency, she soon finds herself unraveling a mystery, in this first book of a new middle-grade series from award-winning author Lauren St. John.
Kat Wolfe loves her new home in idyllic Bluebell Bay, especially since it comes with a resident wildcat. But when she starts pet-sitting for pocket money, she finds that beneath the town’s perfect surface lie some dark and dangerous secrets…
After a parrot owner vanishes from his clifftop mansion, Kat turns to her new friend, Harper Lamb, for help. What began as mystery-solving holiday fun quickly turns deadly for Wolfe and Lamb. Can they count on their unruly animals to save their lives?
‘One of the best new adventure stories of the year.‘ Lovereading4Kids
‘Timeless storytelling with a contemporary edge, thrilling mystery, characterful animals and tenacious children...The Bookseller
Fifty of the UK’s best-known children’s authors & illustrators, including Michael Morpurgo, Katherine Rundell, Chris Riddell, Jacqueline Wilson, Jackie Morris and Lauren St John have launched AUTHORS4OCEANS, a campaign to urge the book industry and readers to ditch the single-use plastic destroying our seas. St John came up with the idea for the campaign when she ordered a drink in a bookstore and it came with a plastic straw. She says: ‘It occurred to me that there are hundreds of bookshops and schools handing out plastic bags, straws and bottles daily. On my own, there wasn’t a lot I could do about it but I thought an alliance of children’s authors might have a voice on the issue. And if publishers, booksellers and our readers joined us, together we could make a real difference.” For more information visit: authors4oceans.org
CALLING ALL YOUNG ECO-WARRIORS AND CONSERVATION SUPERHEROES!
Does the sight of whales with bellies full of plastic, turtles choking on plastic bags, and albatrosses feeding plastic pellets to their chicks make you see red? Is plastic rubbish destroying your local beach or river?
Show you care by asking your teacher or school to help you enter our amazing Oceans are NOT Rubbish competition. Win school visits from some of the world’s best children’s authors and illustrators. And heaps of great books!
‘Utterly life-affirming…a hymn to the strength of the human spirit and the healing beauty of nature.’
Fiona Noble, The Guardian
‘Loaded with mountain climbing, wild animals, survival skills and bags of hope. Do read it…’
Alex O’Connell, The Times
‘A glorious story of loss, refuge, home, heart, snow and mountains. I loved it’
Katherine Rundell, author of Rooftoppers