Amazing Esme by Tamara Macfarlane

Amazing Esme

Written by Tamara Macfarlane
Part of the Amazing Esme Series

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A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection.

A Lovereading4Kids 'Debut of the Year 2011' selection.

7+. A deliciously madcap new series starring Esme Miranda-Maclinkley, an unusual girl with some very unusual skills. Circus trained Esme arrives at Maclinkley Castle to stay with her eccentric cousins Magnus, Cosmo and Gus. With a house full of boisterous children and a menagerie of animals everywhere it is not surprising that some hilarious, daring and inventive adventures follow.


Amazing Esme by Tamara Macfarlane

Follow the wildly imaginative adventures of Esme as she leaves behind her circus home for the first time to spend the summer with her cousins Magnus, Cosmo and Gus at Maclinkey Castle where it's easy to get lost and where you can discover all sorts of weird and wonderful animals in unlikely places - there are porcupines in beds, lizards in drawers and giraffes on the loo. It's all a little wonderful and a lot overwhelming and when her pet donkey, Donk, turns up in a parcel sent from her parents, the fun really begins. When hundreds of baby penguins hatch in Esme's top floor bedroom, the children have to figure out how to get them outside. Esme and her cousin have the ingenious idea of building a helter skelter around the castle turret, but this is just the start - soon Maclinkey Castle is turned into a full-on Fairground Circus with a big wheel, Bumper Bears, and the show stopping Flying Tigers starring Esme herself!


A hugely enjoyable book... young readers will love the imaginative adventures. - Bookseller

About the Author

Tamara Macfarlane

As a child Tamara practically lived in bookshops. She read more children's books whilst studying English and Education, specialising in Children's Literature. After a number of years spent as a literacy co-ordinator, Tamara had her first child and decided she would like to live in a children's bookshop again. As she couldn't find one that she liked she founded the award winning Tales on Moon Lane bookshop in Herne Hill, filling it with her favourite books. One day, she noticed a gap in the shelves in the 5-8 year old section and being unable to find any books that she loved she started to write herself to try and fill it. That is when Amazing Esme turned up.

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176 pages


Tamara Macfarlane
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Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

1st September 2011




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