The Battle of the Sun
Written by Jeanette Winterson
Lovereading4kids Price £8.79
£10.99 saving £2.20 (20%)
when in stock
As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.Compare book price We'd love you to buy your books from Lovereading - especially if we helped you to choose them! But as our mantra is guidance, and that includes guidance on price, please do use our 'Compare Book Price' service to discover if the best value deal is from Lovereading or another specialist bookstore.
Please login (or signup) to download the extract
You will need to Sign Up or Login before you can download a book extract.
To Sign Up all you need to do is give us your email address and a password and let us know the types of books you like. Thank you.
The Lovereading4Kids comment
A rollercoaster of a seventeenth century adventure begins with Jack’s dramatic kidnapping on his twelfth birthday. Jack’s been selected as the Radiant Boy and the evil Magus needs to get his hands on him so that he can turn London into a city of gold and become as rich as rich. But Jack is no pushover. He’ll fight to the end to save London from its terrible fate even though it involves facing down knights and dragons in this inventive and heroic story which even includes a cameo appearance by Queen Elizabeth 1 herself.
This is Jeanette Winterson is at inventive, lyrical, imaginative best.
Winterson won the Whitbread Award (now the Costa Book Award) with her first novel, Oranges are not the only Fruit, but her first novel written for children, Tanglewreck, was not published until 2006 and was released to huge acclaim.
The Battle of the Sun by Jeanette Winterson
Jack is the chosen one, the Radiant Boy the Magus needs in order to perfect the alchemy that will transform London of the 1600s into a golden city. But Jack isn't the kind of boy who will do what he is told by an evil genius, and he is soon involved in an epic and nail-biting adventure, featuring dragons, knights and Queen Elizabeth I, as he battles to save London.
Praise for Jeanette’s first novel for children, Tanglewreck:
‘Winterson has a fine ear for children’s dialogue and her writing is lucid, pitched perfectly at imaginative young readers’ Sunday Telegraph
‘An exceptional book: big, ambitious and awash with Winterson’s usual inventiveness’ Observer
‘No one could fail to enjoy the book’s exuberance of ideas and wacky charm’ Evening Standard
About the Author
More books by Jeanette Winterson
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
2nd November 2009
Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitementJasmine Harris-Hart, age 12
LoveReading4Kids is a modern and creative way of emphasising the value and importance of books in this digital age #booksforlifeAmrit Bunet – Teen
I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.Angela East
I love ‘LoveReading 4 kids’ because they let you read and learn things you’d never dreamed of learning before.Emily Horncastle – age 11
I love Lovereading4kids because I get an opportunity to put my opinion forward and to try new booksElosie Clarkson – age 11
I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.Alexander Boxall – age 11
It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!Alice Horncastle, age 14
I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!Jessica Cobbin – age 7