The Dread Pirate Fleur And The Ruby Heart by Sara Starbuck
  

The Dread Pirate Fleur And The Ruby Heart

Written by Sara Starbuck
Part of the Dread Pirate Fleur Series

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Children can't fail to love and treasure this terrific debut, it's a real page-turner. With a feisty heroine and a sea-savvy partner in piracy Tom, this action packed and fast paced adventure will appeal to both girls and boys. Following a death and the discovery of a dark family secret orphaned Fleur finds her sea legs and a thirst for adventure. It's brooding and brilliant from an exciting new talent.

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The Dread Pirate Fleur And The Ruby Heart by Sara Starbuck

Moments before he is murdered, Fleur's father tells her the terrible secret of who he really is. Now orphaned, Fleur has little choice but to leave her home and join the man who comes to claim her - her estranged uncle, William Hart. But William is a terrifying and ruthless pirate and Fleur is thrust into life on board the Queen Mary.

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With a feisty heroine and a sea-savvy partner in piracy Tom, this action packed and fast paced adventure will appeal to both girls and boys ... It's brooding and brilliant from an exciting new talent. -- Julia Eccleshare Love Reading 4 Kids 20090428 The quality of the writing and of the plot, which moves briskly, are more than sufficient to maintain interest The School Librarian 20091101 It'll fit in will among other pirate adventures on the shelves of the 8-13s www.thebookbag.co.uk Adventure-hungry girls who enjoy stories about strong, plucky, fearless heroines will love this one Junior Education Plus 20090801

About the Author

Sara quit university to become a dancer, appearing in white jump suits in appalling pop videos, but returned to complete a degree in English, with Writing and Publishing. She put her degree to good use by running away to America with a rock band and working as a waitress. On her return to London, Sara started working in book publishing. Moving from export sales into the editorial department of Hodder and Stoughton, she worked for the Editorial Director and commissioned contemporary fiction and sagas. She currently works for United Agents reading the slush pile and selling audio rights, as well as working as a freelance editor specializing in commercial fiction and children’s books. Sara lives in West Sussex with her husband, Toby, and their one-year-old son, Tom.

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Format

Paperback
384 pages
Interest Age: from 9 to 11

Author

Sara Starbuck
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Publisher

Random House Children's Books

Publication date

2nd April 2009

ISBN

9781862307025

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