Written by Fleur Hitchcock
Lovereading4kids Price £5.59
£6.99 saving £1.40 (20%)
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
February 2013 Book of the Month This refreshingly original story unravels an intriguing mystery surrounding a girl’s father. When she turns eleven, Scarlett receives a box of ‘tools’ – the kind used for picking locks - from her dead father, a notorious jewellery thief. And that sets her thinking. What did her father really do?
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Dear Scarlett a small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. 'this book has a really gripping plot that had me on the edge of my seat… A fantastic read!'
Scroll down to read their reviews...
Win an original print from The Pavee and the Buffer Girl
Siobhan Dowd's powerful story of the fight against racism and prejudice, The Pavee and the Buffer Girl, has been reissued as a splendid graphic novel with stunning illustrations by Emma Shoard. We are giving away an ORIGINAL print from the book (shown here) and a copy SIGNED by Emma.
To have a chance of winning this special prize, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.
The draw closes on 3 May 2017. The winners will be notified by 15 May 2017.
Dear Scarlett by Fleur Hitchcock
A funny, moving and absorbing story about a young girl’s attempts to learn more about her dead father through the objects she finds in a cardboard box he’s left her.
Scarlett and her friend, Ellie, go on a sometimes hilarious, sometimes scary, journey of discovery, following the clues and always remembering to ‘keep looking up’. Was Scarlett’s dad a thief? Was he a spy? And what does it mean to be his daughter?
Eve Mitchell, age 9 Dear Scarlett is an exciting, funny and sometimes scary novel....If you like gripping adventure stories I suggest you pick this book up and get reading!
Sam Harper, age 9 Dear Scarlett is a gripping story which made me laugh out loud and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who likes adventures or mysteries. You'll love it! click here to read the full review.
Cody Robertson, age 9 I enjoyed this book because it is funny and definitely adventurous....click here to read the full review.
Alexander Bisland, age 7 The book was very funny, scary, mysterious and exciting and it kept me entertained. click here to read the full review.
Shannon Street, 11 It made me laugh and it was just a really good book, one of the best books I have ever read. click hereto read the full review.
Emily Clowes - Dear Scarlett is an exciting book, leaving you on a cliff hanger at the end of every chapter. Great book!!
Lucy Minton - age 9 - ...this book has a really gripping plot that had me on the edge of my seat, and the author used lots of creative description which helped me paint an accurate picture of the characters, the setting, and the main objects in the story. A fantastic read! ... click here to read the full review.
Emma Baird age 10 - I would definitely recommend this book and read it over and over again! If you like solving mysteries then this is the book for you ... click here to read the full review.
About the Author
Interest Age: From 9
More books by Fleur Hitchcock
Author's Facebook Latest
7th February 2013
At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High
It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils
Love “Lovereading4kids” as my son gets to hear about & read new books before his mates which keeps him interested in reading=a very happy MumLiz Evans
It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think toLorraine Woods
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
We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!Tracey Chorley
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 is THE website to use for narrowing down your search for any book. Definitely knocks the socks off any other book review website.Nickey and Tomasz Hawryszczuk