Faber and Faber
Audio, W F Howes
USA, Clarion Books
They were alone, far from home, on an island, with the sea rising and nobody knew where they were . . .
Alice Mistlethwaite has been packed off to an unusual boarding school in Scotland! Everyone is talking about the great orienteering challenge, where students are sent off, unsupervised, for three days!. Alice sees her chance. Away from school she can undertake a secret mission. She just needs to persuade her teammates, rule-abiding Jesse and mischief-maker Fergus, to follow her off-route, across the wild Scottish highlands and islands, in search of a legendary castle . . .
So much more than a gripping adventure, this is a story that'll make you love your friends and family a little bit more. I stayed up all night reading it!'
Emma Carroll, author of LETTERS FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE and SKY CHASERS
An utter cracker.
Robin Stevens, bestselling author of MURDER MOST UNLADYLIKE
Wonderful contemporary storytelling with a classic feel.
The Bookseller (Editor's choice)
She has a magic touch writing about and understanding children's everyday thoughts, feelings and lives.
Books for Keeps
A thrilling adventure.
The Times, Children's Book of the Week
Blyton meets Buchan in this good old-fashioned adventure romp.
The Daily Telegraph