Promise the Night by Michaela MacColl

Promise the Night

Written by Michaela MacColl
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Promise the Night by Michaela MacColl

This fascinating story will capture any young reader with a thirst for adventure. Beryl Above Africa propels the reader into an evocative story with an unforgettable protagonist, while bringing the setting and time period to life. Immediately compelling and action-packed, this work of historical fiction explores the life of Beryl Markham, the fist person to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west. From raising horses and hunting during her childhood in Africa to learning to fly as a young woman, Beryl's inspiring life and adventures will keep readers voraciously turning the pages.


With action and a very plucky heroine, this book will appeal to young women and men alike. - Library Media Connection Fluid prose elucidates a life much stranger than fiction. - Kirkus Reviews Starred Review Maccoll vividly portrays her headstrong protagonist - Booklist Unique historical novel about one tenacious girl. - School Library Journal, starred review A compelling tale - Scholastic Parent and Child Fascinating novel about a remarkable woman's childhood. ' - VOYA: Voice of Youth Advocates

About the Author

Michaela MacColl studied multi-disciplinary history at Yale University, which turns out to be the perfect degree for writing historical fiction.

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256 pages


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Chronicle Books

Publication date

1st December 2011



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