Marooned in Manhattan
Written by Sheila Agnew
Part of the Evie Brooks Series
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
What a great way for a 10+ year old to discover New York City. Join Evie Brooks through her ups and downs of a summer in the Big Apple. Speckled with humour throughout it is also an incredibly moving story and a real page-turner.
After Evie Brooks' mother dies, she is forced to move to New York to live with her uncle Scott. Never owned a pet more substantial than a goldfish, Evie is intrigued by Scott's NYC veterinary practice, and before long, Evie is working as an assistant in the clinic. Between the pets, their owners, Scott and his lawyer girlfriend, the Summer quickly becomes a whirlwind of change and activity! And then Evie has to make a huge choice: will she stay in New York, or return to live in Ireland with her godmother, Janet?
Marooned in Manhattan by Sheila Agnew
'Welcome to America' he said, and stamped my passport. New York is a real eye-opener to twelve-year-old Evie: the crowds, the buildings, all the different languages on the subway, Central Park where she rescues a snapping turtle, the fireman's pole in Uncle Scott's apartment. At first, Evie hadn't wanted to go to the US at all, but it had been her mother's last wish, so she agreed. But she was determined to come home to Ireland once summer was over. Now she is helping Scott in his veterinary practice, meeting pot-bellied pigs, pygmy goats and all manner of pampered pooches and their besotted owners. She makes friends and begins to fall in love with the Big Apple. But is she a burden to Scott, as Leela, his celeb-mad, divorce lawyer girlfriend says? The scheming Leela is keen to see Evie go and has a few tricks up her sleeve to make sure she does. A dramatic showdown with Leela brings everything to a head.
'A dream of a book - Ireland, New York, dogs, cute boys and a wonderfully feisty main character - what's not to like?......A funny, sweet and moving story. Evie is a wonderful character and I can’t wait to read more' Sarah Webb, author of the Ask Amy Green series.
About the Author
Interest Age: From 10
More books by Sheila Agnew
O'Brien Press Ltd
3rd March 2014
O'Brien Press Ltd is an imprint of O'Brien
The O'Brien Press is Ireland's leading general publisher of both adult and children's books. Our list covers a huge range, including biography, humour, photography, history, art, fiction, politics, cookery, sport, music, memoir, true crime and travel and we are constantly expanding into new and exciting areas.
This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!Jemma Rubens, age 10
I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.Georgie Rowe – age 16
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
Writing reviews help the children with their literacy skills and we always read the books together which gives us good quality family time!Cat Bisland (on behalf of the Bi
I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their booDaisy Pennock – age 15
We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!Emily Jacques
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
Lovereading is just a convenient way to find new books and hear others opinions on them.Sarah Murray – age 15