North of Nowhere by Liz Kessler

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Best-selling author of the Emily Windsnap titles, Liz Kessler will captivate readers with this enchanting and mysterious adventure story. When her grandfather disappears suddenly, Amelia – or Mia as she is known to her friends – finds herself stuck in the small seaside village where her grandparents live. Mia is sure there will be nothing to do in such a sleepy place but when she reads the diary of an unknown girl, she soon finds herself caught up in secrets and storms which sweep her off on an adventure with a very uncertain ending.


North of Nowhere by Liz Kessler

The sleepy seaside village of Porthaven hides a mystery ...Mia's grandad has vanished and nobody knows why. When Mia and her mum go to support her grandma, Mia makes friends with local girl, Dee. But why does Dee seem so out of reach? Why does she claim to be facing violent storms when Mia sees only sunny skies? And can Mia solve the mystery and find her grandad before time and tide forever wash away his future? A night of storms. A lifetime of secrets. A week to find the truth.


A gripping read, an atmospheric adventure with an imaginative and cleverly developed storyline ... A beautifully told adventure story Devon Life Extraordinary School Librarian Another gripping novel by children's author Liz Kessler Cornwall Life Although it has magical elements, this first and foremost a story about friendship and families Book Trust Tightly plotted and ... fast-paced, carrying you along to a denouement which satisfyingly ties together the narrative strands We Love This Book Lis Kessler has done it again...I thought North of Nowhere was stunning! Mindblowing! SERENDIPITY REVIEWS Tempestuous. Intriguing. Armadillo Magazine compels and intrigues its reader and provides an excellent, enjoyable read along the way. A must-read ARMADILLO a gripping read, an atmospheric adventure NEWBOOKS It's an exciting adventure novel with a slightly paranormal twist that pre-teens will love. -- Cheryl Pasquier Madhouse Family Reviews Blog There's an element of magic about the book which I loved and I thought it was beautifully written... North of Nowhere is the perfect book to read on a stormy night, curled up indoors with the fire crackling. I was gripped by Mia's story and the mystery of Luffsands. This was a truly magical and captivating read which I will definitely be recommending to everyone I know. A Dream of Books Blog I can't see how any young reader can resist North of Nowhere. Bookwitch Blog Suitable for readers aged 9+, the story was inspired by Hallsands, the South Devon village that collapsed into the sea on a stormy night in January 1917. Choice Magazine ...although it has magical elements, this is first and foremost a story about friendship and families, in particular the relationships between children and grandparents.

About the Author

Liz Kessler

Liz Kessler lives in rural Cheshire. She has worked as a teacher and journalist and has an MA in Creative Writing.

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240 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Publication date

17th January 2013




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