This special boxed set includes three classic paperbacks and a poster which magically unfolds a year-long sequence of reading. It will help you to choose and buy twenty-one more books by some of the best contemporary writers for 9-12 year-olds.
THE RUNAWAYS by Ruth Thomas
When Julia and Nathan find a stash of money they try and buy friendship. But questions are asked and they are forced to run away.
SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS by Arthur Ransome
One of the best adventure stories ever written for children, a classic which has stood the test of time.
THE WOLVES OF WILLOUGHBY CHASE by Joan Aiken
Orphaned Bonnie and Sylvia struggle to avoid the diabolical schemes of their evil governess and guardian, Miss Slighcarp. A classic fantasy story.