School for Skylarks

School for Skylarks

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It is 1939. When Lyla is evacuated from her home in London to her great-aunt's enormous house in the West Country, she expects to be lonely. She has never been to school nor had any friends, and her parents have been at the centre of a scandal. But with the house being used to accommodate an entire school of evacuated schoolgirls, there's no time to think about her old life. Soon there is a horse in a first-floor bedroom and a ferret in Lyla's sock drawer, hordes of schoolgirls have overrun the house, and Lyla finds out that friends come in all shapes and sizes.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 21mm | 255g
  • MACMILLAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main Market Ed
  • 1509839593
  • 9781509839599
  • 492,494

Review quote

"This mysterious and historical tale has a fantastic heroine and a wonderful cast of characters. Packed with amazing details of the island wildlife, it will make you want to go on your very own tropical adventure." --Week Junior on The House on Hummingbird Island "An outstanding book, reminiscent of Michael Morpurgo's War Horse." School Library Journal on Soldier Dog "A horse named Hero inspires his young owner to heroics in this suspenseful coming-of-age novel . . . Adventure, a horse, faithfulness and truth--an arresting combination." Kirkus Reviews on A Horse Called Hero
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About Sam Angus

Sam Angus grew up in Spain. She studied Literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, and taught A-level English before becoming a ski-wear designer. She lives between London and Exmoor with an improvident quantity of children, horses and dogs.
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Rating details

40 ratings
4.4 out of 5 stars
5 60% (24)
4 22% (9)
3 15% (6)
2 2% (1)
1 0% (0)
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