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Book of the Week: The White Tower

January 4, 2017

Book of the Week: The White Tower

"‘What about?’ Livy kept her voice neutral as she dropped her rucksack on the floor and kicked it under the hall table. But the skin on the back of her neck began to prickle.

Her mother didn’t say anything while she leant the bike up against the hall radiator. She took out the bags of sugar and flour from the basket and handed them to Livy.

‘You get on with the cake and I’ll go and get Tom,’ she said, smiling. ‘Dad will tell you when he gets home.’ She flashed a smile. ‘Really, it’ll all be fine! Nothing to worry about.’

But Livy knew that whenever adults said there was nothing to worry about, there usually was."

Introducing our first book of the week for 2017 The White Tower, the second children's book from Cathryn Constable author of the worldwide bestselling 'The Wolf Princess'.

Livy is stunned when she is offered a place at Temple College, a prestigious school for the very brightest – because she is not.

Recently, Livy’s been drawn to the roof, where, among its towering stone angels, she has the strangest desire to fly. But her behaviour is noticed by others, for whom the ability to defy gravity is a possible reality … one that they’ll stop at nothing to use for their own ends.

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    The White Tower

    Science meets dreamy reality in this rich, atmospheric adventure. Livy is stunned when she is offered a place at Temple College - a prestigious school for the very brightest, which she is not. She is drawn to the roof of the school where amongst the towering stone sentinels, she dreams she can step out into the sky. But her dreams are more real than she thinks. Ages: 10+

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