The Glass Bird Girl (Reissue)
Esme Kerr
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UK Price: £6.99
Format: Paperback
Age: 10+
Size: 198x129mm
ISBN: 9781910002674
Publication date: May 2015

World Rights.  Rights sold: Audio World English, ANZ, CAN, SWE, USA 

A stunning reissue of the critically acclaimed tale, the first in the Knight's Haddon series – available from May 2015. 

 

Orphan Edie King is sent to Knight’s Haddon – a castle-like boarding school – to keep a watchful eye on Anastasia, the unhappy daughter of a Russian prince. Before long, Edie is caught up in a sinister mystery and a kidnap plot – which it’s up to her to stop.

‘Sensitively written, this is a cut above most fiction for girls of nine-plus.’
AMANDA CRAIG, CHILDREN’S BOOK CRITIC
‘With echoes of Mallory Towers, the midnight feasts and schoolgirl sleuthing make this perfect for Blyton fans – and girls dreaming of adventure.’
MAIL ON SUNDAY, CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE MONTH
‘It’s terrifically old-fashioned: an orphaned girl is given a scary assignment to keep tabs on a Russian rich girl who’s being spooked at boarding school by unaccountable events. A good read.’
EVENING STANDARD
‘The Glass Bird Girl was a brilliant book which, although written in an old-fashioned style, was exciting and mysterious. There wasn’t a moment where you didn’t want to read on as the plot kept you captivated with its twists and turns … a good adventure-mystery book which will make you want to read it again and again and again! I would give this book 9/10.’
GUARDIAN ONLINE
‘There’s nothing like a good boarding school story, and this is a great example of the genre … really hits the spot.’
LUCY STAINES, BOOKS FOR KEEPS
‘[The Glass Bird Girl] has a distinct feeling of fantasy about it in spite of its modern setting … an engrossing book, cleverly plotted and peopled by very real characters.’
JANE SANDELL, THE SCOTSMAN

Edie crouched on her bedroom windowsill, training her field glasses on the three boys by the stone pond. Their names were Lyle, Jason and Tom, and she hated them. They were like foxes, thin and cunning, with eyes that flashed through mops of filthy hair.

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