Hill of Content Summer Catalogue 2016/17 - Page 28

Children’s Fiction Royal Rabbits of London Santa and Simon Sebag Montefiore The Secret Horses of Briar Hill Megan Shepherd, illustrated by Levi Pinfold HB $24.99 Shylo has always been the runt of the litter. But when he stumbles across a band of ratzis and overhears their evil plan to take a photo of the Queen in her nightie, it's up to this unlikely hero to travel to London and inform the Royal Rabbits about the diabolical plot! The Hobbit meets Fantastic Mr Fox in this charming novel from bestselling authors Santa and Sebag Montefiore that proves even the smallest rabbit can be the biggest hero. HB $19.99 December 1941. Britain is at war. Emmaline has been evacuated away from the bombs to Briar Hill Hospital in Shropshire. When she gets there she discovers a secret. It's not to be shared, not to be told to anyone, even her friend Anna. But she'll tell you. There are winged horses that live in the mirrors of Briar Hill. Exquisitely illustrated by Levi Pinfold, The Secret Horses of Briar Hill has all the makings of a modern classic. Wormwood Mire Judith Rossell Artie and the Grime Wave Richard Roxburgh HB $22.99 From writer-illustrator Judith Rossell comes the thrilling and magical sequel to Withering-By-Sea. When Stella Montgomery returned to the Hotel Majestic cold and wet but exhilarated by adventure, the Aunts were furious. Now they are sending Stella away to the old family home at Wormwood Mire. But within the house, dark secrets slither and skulk, and Stella must be brave if she's to find out who—or what—she really is. PB $16.99 Artie and his best friend Bumshoe have stumbled upon a Cave-ofPossibly-Stolen-Stuff, and along with it a gang of shady characters. Artie and Bumshoe's attempt to solve the mystery sparks a chaotic chain of events that involves kidnapping, puppy-dog cutlets, modern art and pioneering the sport of the bungeewedgie. A fabulously funny, madcap adventure from the multi-talented Richard Roxburgh. Ghosts Raina Telgemeier PB $14.99 Cat and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbour lets them in on a secret: There are ghosts in Bahia de la Luna. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with them. As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches, Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears—for her sister's sake, and her own. The Unforgettable What's His Name Paul Jennings, illustrated by Craig Smith PB $14.99 Even before all this happened I had never been like the other kids. I tried not to be seen. If I climbed a tree or hid among the bins, no one could find me. 'Where's What's His Name?' they'd say. Then, one weekend, I got what I wanted. First, I blended in with things. But on the second day I changed. I mean, really changed. The hilarious story of a boy with an unusual problem, from children's book legend Paul Jennings and illustrator Craig Smith.