It was just a small sparkle, but it was enough. Even though I had been given bigger pieces of gold, to find gold is an exciting feeling. my whole body was tingling!
Shu Cheong works on the gold feild at Lambing Fat. It is 1860, and the white miners' behaviour to the Chinese is becoming more and more violent. Shu Cheong witnesses increasing hatrid and brutality towards his people...
But he also learns the value os true frienship.
Su-Yin is being sold by her parents in China. They think she eats too much of their food while they are very poor. Su-Yin gets transported to the other side of China with one of her new friends Mei-Ling. When they arrive there, they get separated.
Su-Yin is sent to a rich Chinese family as a maid and cook. But when the Taiping take over China, it's only Su-Yin's chance to stay alive.
Will she ever get to see Mei-Ling? Will she ever get to see her family again?
Grace is an orphaned girl living in the 1800s. She's living with her uncle in London.
Grace loves horses. She secretly stole some apples for the horses she saw on the street. But stealing some apples can change her life forever.
She gets boarded on the ship to Australia as a convict.
What will happen next to Grace? Will she ever get to see her horse again?
Alice is trying to have a happy life. Her brother's at war, her dad's lost at sea. Even her ballet teacher is gone! Everything is wrong for Alice.
Soon, there is an Apple Blossom Fair. She tries to win the prize for the best table created.
Will she win? Will her brother and father come back? Read the book to find out!
A book written by the step sister of Anne Frank.
Eva was a little Jewish girl su ffering the Holocaust. Her family soon gets separated and they have to all hide. Eva and her mother, together try to survive the war.
What will happen next? Will Eva and her family ever be reunited?
A funny & fascinating story of contemporary Australia, & a moving tale of survival in Hiroshima at the end of the second World War. When Josh breaks his leg, he is rescued by his kind but mysterious neighbour, Mrs Murakami. Then Isabelle comes rollerblading into his life, bringing with her a circus full of excitement, the key to Mrs Murakami's tragic past & a whole new world of friends with secrets & mysteries of their own.
The Red Shoe is about Matilda living her life while her dad is at war.
Matilda lived with her two sisters, Elizabeth and Frances and her mum. Soon, her uncle comes in her life. He takes her and her sisters to really cool stuff that they haven't been to such as the movies. But they are still thinking of their dad.
Will their dad ever come back?
War Horse is about a horse who is sold by a boy named Albert's father. He sold him to a bunch of soldiers. So the soldiers take the horse, Joey to war and help. Albert isn't very happy about that.
On the way, he meets another horse, Topthorn and a girl, Emilie and her grandfather. They take the horses in to take care while the war. But soon, Emilie gets sick.....
Will Emilie get better? Will Joey be reunited with Albert?
Read the book to find out!
Friday 24th May, 1940
Private Johnny Hawke, aged sixteen, awakens to artillery fire.
Hours later, Stukas scream down from the sky. Messerschmit fighters roar towards his regiment. Trucks burst into flames.
Now men and mules lay dead and dying, severed limbs twisted grotesquely as blood soaks the cobbled streets.
Love. Lust. Betrayal. A dangerous obsession.
Lina is enchanting, vibrant but wilful. And her eyes betray her for what she truly is a witch. With her childhood companion, Damek, she has grown up privileged and spoilt and the pair are devoted to each other to the point of obsession. But times are changing. Vendetta is coming. And tragedy is stalking the halls of the Red House.
Inspired by Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights.