Dear Scarlett

Written by Fleur Hitchcock

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LoveReading View on Dear Scarlett

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!'

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Dear Scarlett Synopsis

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?

Dear Scarlett Press Reviews

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.

Aimee Mclachlan www.thesweetreview.com Amazing, mysterious, and immensely intriguing, Dear Scarlett tells a fantastic story which made me want to live her life ... click here to 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.

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ISBN: 9780857631503
Publication date: 07/02/2013
Publisher: Nosy Crow
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780857631503
Publication date: 7th February 2013
Author: Fleur Hitchcock
Publisher: Nosy Crow
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: Books of the Month, eBooks
Other Categories: Reviewed by Children

About Fleur Hitchcock

Born in Chobham, by an airfield, and raised outside Winchester on the banks of the river Itchen, Fleur Hitchcock grew up as the youngest child of three. She spent her smallest years reading Tintin and Batman under her brother’s bed, and searching for King Alfred’s treasure in the river. She grew up a little, went away to school near Farnham, studied English in Wales, and, for the next twenty years, sold Applied Art in the city of Bath. When her younger child was seven, she embarked on the Writing for Young People MA at Bath Spa ...

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