The Highland Falcon Thief (Adventures on Trains, 1)

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The Highland Falcon Thief (Adventures on Trains, 1)

The Highland Falcon Thief (Adventures on Trains, 1)

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I love this book. Full of adventure and excitement with Train facts aplenty. There’s a cliff hanger at the end of every chapter! Daniel and Kerry - the night shift. Lenny, with her enthusiasm and tool belt, was always going to be my favourite character, especially when she was described (with a smile) as “the most disobedient girl ever to be born”. The surprise stand out for me was Uncle Nat, who turned out to be a lot more fun than I expected him to be. From his six watches, because “It’s good to remember that there are other places on the planet, filled with wonderful people”, to his love for trains, Nat is the person I’m most looking forward to spending more time with as the series progresses. ‘This will be a journey you’ll remember for the rest of your life.’ With a mystery unfolding and a group of mostly rich people with various agendas on board, this was a fun adventure. Train enthusiasts will enjoy the information about how steam trains operate and detectives in training will have their work cut out for them separating the red herrings from the clues, which are found in the text and in Elisa Paganelli’s illustrations. The details in the illustrations matched the text most of the time. The Highland Falcon Thief is the first book in the Middle Grade Mystery series, Adventures on Trains, by writing duo, M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman. After what seemed like forever, a copy arrived and jumped straight to the top of my reading queue! And deservedly so, it was great.

Like Murder on the Orient Express but better . . . a terrific read!' - Frank Cottrell Boyce, author of Millions. Alex wordt ondergebracht bij zijn oom, hij heeft hier helemaal geen zin in, maar hij moet. Zijn moeder gaat namelijk naar het ziekenhuis om daar te bevallen van zijn zusje. Maar hij wilt helemaal geen zusje. Al heel lang vraagt Alex om een hond, maar volgens zijn ouders is dat een te grote verantwoordelijkheid. Maar een baby is dat niet? Hij snapt er niks van.It was another fiction book and the character I liked the most was Lenny girl on the left Friend of The Story of the Blue Planet, Andri Snær Magnason, Julian Meldon D’Arcy, (translator), Áslaug Jónsdóttir (Illustrator), (Pushkin Press)

Telegraph A pacey and intensely satisfying mystery, boasting a sparkling golden age crime fiction sensibility despite its contemporary setting The fact that these shortlists are judged by class teachers and can be heartily recommended to their peersmakes them particularly useful as co-sponsor Deborah McLaren, Director of Lovereading4kids said: “What a beautiful selection of winning books! Some of our absolute faves of the year; the UKLA committees and teacher judges have done a wonderful job of curating a stunning selection of quality texts and great reads to engage every age range. LoveReading4Kids and LoveReading4Schools are delighted to again partner with the UKLA to help encourage reading for pleasure and engender a lifelong love of reading in children”.Met veel tegenzin gaat hij dan maar met zijn oom mee op reis in de trein, de Hooglanden-expres. Dit zal de laatste rit zijn voor deze trein en zijn oom is dol enthousiast. Zelfs het Britse koningspaar zal erbij aanwezig zijn. Kinderen, behalve Alex, zijn verboden!

Adventures on Trains is a fantastic middle-grade mystery series, from bestselling authors M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman, with beautiful illustrations by Elisa Paganelli. Este un drum de 4 zile, o călătorie pâna in Scoția si înapoi, cu un tren regal cu abur, un drum de onoare a celui mai luxos tren care existase vreodată, și care urma să se retragă, să fie expus în muzeu

The story was perfectly crafted. I doubted every person on the train at least once, including characters that I thought could not have done it. The big reveal at the end took me completely by surprise, and I gasped on several occasions because of the information we found out. I loved the final scene, where Hal, our main character, reveals how he figured everything out. It felt very Hercule Poirot-esque, and I loved every second of it. This sounds just wonderful! Hal and Lenny sound great and I agree that some helpful adult representation is a good thing! Such an amazing mystery! Fans of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express will love this fun middle grade adventure. The other passengers are a wonderfully funny mix of all-too-recognisable stereotypes (in the best possible way!) From rich and pompous to famous and arrogant to self-made and brash, they’re not an immediately likeable bunch (save for a couple!) but they’re very engaging. Overall, if you couldn’t guess, I loved this! It’s fantastically written, with some wonderful, lively descriptions and a great mixture of humour, warmth, adventure and suspense. The illustrations have a lightness of touch and level of detail that bring it to life brilliantly.



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