Dear Scarlett - Fleur Hitchcock (Paperback)

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A funny, moving and absorbing story about a young girl's attempts to learn more about her dead father through the objects she finds in a cardboard box he left her. Scarlett and her friend Ellie go on a quest, following the clues and always remembering to 'keep looking up'. Was her dad a thief? A spy? And what does it mean to be his daughter?

Product Details

Barcode
9780857631503
Department
Books
Released
7 Feb 2013
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Fleur Hitchcock
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Nosy Crow Ltd
Language
English
Number of Pages
272
Dimensions
198 x 131 x 20mm (262g)

Annotation

A funny, moving and absorbing story about a young girl's attempts to learn more about her dead father through the objects she finds in a cardboard box he left her. Scarlett and her friend Ellie go on a quest, following the clues and always remembering to 'keep looking up'. Was her dad a thief? A spy? And what does it mean to be his daughter?

Summary

All this time Scarlett's thought her dad was a thief, but years after his death a strange man turns up at the door and hands her a box, "on her father's instructions". Inside is a baffling series of clues that leads Scarlett and her friend, Ellie, on a wild, scary, often funny journey of discovery about her father and his mysterious life. But the more the girls learn, the more danger they're in. They must stay one step ahead of the sinister mayoress and her chauffer as they race to unravel her dad's final clue: Keep looking up.

Juvenile Fiction

General Subject
Children's Fiction
BISAC Subject 2
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
BIC Classification 1
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Dewey Classification
823.92
Readership
Children / Juvenile

Author Bio

Born in Chobham and raised outside Winchester, Fleur Hitchcock grew up as the youngest child of three. She spent her smallest years reading Tintin and Batman, and searching for King Alfred's treasure. She grew up a little, went away to school near Farnham, studied English in Wales, and, for the next twenty years, sold Applied Art in the city of Bath. When her younger child was seven, she embarked on the Writing for Young People MA at Bath Spa and graduated with a distinction. Now living outside Bath, between parenting and writing, Fleur works with her husband, a toymaker, looks after other people's gardens and tries to grow vegetables.