Dancing for Captain Drake by Karen Wallace
  

Dancing for Captain Drake

Written by Karen Wallace
Illustrated by Martin Remphry
Part of the Sparks Series

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Synopsis

Dancing for Captain Drake by Karen Wallace

Bright, page turning stories that bring history to life, with historially accurate information and fact sections to reinforce learning. In this story, the daring tearaway Arthur Knucklebone finds himself working as a cabin boy for Francis Drake on the Golden Hind...but will his dancing really save the Captain's life?

About the Author

Karen Wallace

I was born in Canada and grew up in a log cabin in Quebec. My childhood was spent playing in the forests and messing about on the Gatineau River. It was a wonderful wild time and in many ways is the source of all of my writing. Children's writers are an eccentric bunch. Someone once said they never grow up and in many ways, this is probably true in my case.
I write books for children from five to fifteen years old. The ability to recall how you felt and what your world was like at a particular point in your childhood is something that all children's writers share. It's like pushing a rewind switch and going back in time. Many of my natural history books for children, like THINK OF AN EEL, which won awards on both sides of the Atlantic, IMAGINE YOU ARE A TIGER, or I AM A TYRANNOSAURUS REX all reflect my own sense of wonder exploring the woods and the river around me when I was a child. Years later, I wrote about this childhood in my first novel RASPBERRIES ON THE YANGTZE, which was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
64 pages

Author

Karen Wallace
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Author's Website

www.karenwallace.co.uk

Publisher

Franklin Watts Ltd an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

25th September 2008

ISBN

9780749685034


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