Authors: 9–12

Judith Eagle & Kim Geyer

Judith and Kim are the author and illustrator of enchanting fiction. The Secret Starling tells the story of Clara who is abandoned by her mean Uncle who was keeping secrets from her and in The Pear Affair, Nell investigates through and under the streets of Paris to find her beloved missing au pair.

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3 books

The Secret Starling

Clara has lived a life of solitude, home schooled under her mean uncle’s strict regime . . . until now!

The day that Uncle abandons Clara, leaving her with nothing but a wedge of ‘guilt money’ and a half empty, crumbling manor house, she is determined to do things her way for a change. And when streetwise Peter turns up, with his rescue cat and a surprising array of knowledge, she is sure that between them they have everything they need to survive.

But the house is to be sold . . . and Uncle has lied to Clara . . . and nothing, NOTHING is as it seems.

The Pear Affair

When Penelope Magnificent’s awful parents tell her they’re taking a trip to Paris, she surprises them by begging to go along.

Nell is usually content to avoid her money-obsessed father and her fashion-focussed mother, but Paris holds something very dear to her . . . her old au pair Perrine – Pear – lives there. Pear used to write to Nell every week promising to come to her rescue but recently the letters have stopped . . .

Arriving at her parent’s posh hotel, Nell is determined to find Pear . . . but no one has seen her at her last known address, and no one seems to want to tell her anything about Pear’s whereabouts.

Luckily she befriends the hotel bellboy who introduces her to the world of tunnels underneath the city, and together they set out to find Pear, whilst uncovering an extraordinary mystery of their own . . .

The Accidental Stowaway

By the celebrated author of The Pear Affair and The Secret Starling – Patch finds adventure on every deck of the ‘floating palace’ she accidentally stows away on.

Liverpool, 1910

When Patch runs up the gangway of steamship, RMS Glorious, she isn’t planning to hang around. But if she leaves her hiding place the constable might catch her: sitting tight is worth the risk. Too late, she realises the ship is setting sail! Patch has become an accidental stowaway.

Luckily, Patch’s unconventional past has made her pretty fearless when it comes to fending for herself, and besides there are friends in high and low places to be made onboard.

But hiding away becomes less and less easy: her new friends urgently need her help and there’s a mystery that needs solving, all before they reach New York . . .

With gorgeous chapter head illustrations by Kim Geyer.

Praise for Judith Eagle:
‘FABULOUS!’ Emma Carroll
‘Superb storytelling.’ The Reader Teacher
‘If you liked Katherine Rundell you’ll love this.’ Lisa Thompson

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