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The Historical House
Andie dreams of becoming an artist. Her best paintings are inspired by the moon and so she’s fascinated by news of the first moon landing. But will it be the same magical place once man has set foot on it, and will her paintings win the attention they deserve?
Linda Newbery wrote her first novel during the summer holidays from her job as English teacher in a comprehensive school. Now a critically acclaimed full-time author, Linda has written over twenty novels, been shortlisted twice for the Carnegie Medal, and is the winner of a Silver Medal Nestle Children’s Book Prize and the Costa Children’s Book Award. Linda does much of her work in a writing hut in her garden but is often distracted by her own four cats ...
Visit the author’s website, www.lindanewbery.co.uk, for more information.
The premise of Usborne's Historical House series is a delightful one: a single house in Chelsea forms the backdrop for a set of stories spanning 200 years. Written by three acclaimed authors, each focuses on an atmospheric period.
These are engaging novels, immaculately researched and quietly informative. They can be read in any order; those who read them all will be thrilled by the occasional links that draw characters together across generations.
Kate Agnew, EducationGuardian
Historical House Rules!
I've only read Andie's Moon and it is the best book EVER! I can't wait to read the rest!You'll have to read it yourself because it is AMAZING!
Sophie, 3rd March 2010
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