L J Adlington - The Burning Mountain - Hachette Children's Group

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds

The Burning Mountain

By L J Adlington

  • E-Book
  • £P.O.R.

Modern-day Britain, WWII Italy - two narratives collide in an engrossing read with huge resonance for today's readers. Currently long-listed for the Carnegie Medal.

At the end of it all you have to come back. What is taken must be returned ...
FOUR CLUES: A soldier's badge, a gold coin, volcanic rock, a piece of shrapnel.
TWO WARS: Then ... and Now ...
ONE CHANCE: To do the right thing.
War only happens to other people in far off places. Right?
Craig and Denise are about to find out that life can explode when you least expect it ...

Biographical Notes

L. J. Adlington is a writer, actress and costume historian. She lives in the north of England with a cat the size of a small armchair. She loves climbing volcanoes, watching crime dramas and reading fairy-tales. She is very good at eating chocolate. Her novels for teenagers weave together past, present, future and fantasy. Her latest novel Night Witches is set on a war-torn world, with a darkly complex and powerful heroine.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781444902938
  • Publication date: 02 Sep 2010
  • Page count:
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
Complex and brilliantly written...so thrilling and skillfully told that at times you will forget you are reading fiction. The surprise at the end perfectly rounds off this smart, thought-provoking story. — Young Post Hong Kong
Enjoyable and fast-moving...written with a satisfying attention to detail. — School Librarian
A captivating story, pacy and fresh. Highly recommended. — Birmingham Post
An imaginative and thought-provoking work. — Books for Keeps

Praise for The Glittering Eye:
'an ideal summer read for teens'

— The Bookbag
'an amazing novel' — Chicklish
'an exciting, intriguing, and compelling story ... L.J. Adlington is a writer to watch. Outstanding, and highly recommended!' — Write Away

Peer Reveiws:

'Fantastic, imaginative, addictive and interesting.' Amanda, age 12
'I thought the book was full of exciting events and it fired up my imagination. It really grabbed my attention and interest.' Siham, age 14
'Interesting, informative, brilliant, entrancing.' Zoë, age 14
'I loved this book! I enjoyed learning about Egypt and following Amy and Shabti in two worlds...L J Adlington creates a great understanding of Egyptian artefacts and the blossoming romance between Amy and Jason.' Lyronne, age 14
'A compelling and mysterious book, with beautiful descriptions and a brilliant storyline.' Danielle, age 13
'I thought that the cover was brilliant and really went well with the theme of the story inside.' Tarsha, age 13

— Peer Review Group

PRAISE FOR THE DIARY OF PELLY D:
'a convincingly told and gripping story'

— TES
... catches you by the throat and it doesn't let you go even when you have read the last paragraph. This is a brilliant example of storytelling at its most seductive ... a fastpaced, utterly absorbing novel that is hard to put down ... — Sunday Morning Post, John Millen
L J Adlington's spare and concise voice brings Pelly D vividly to life ... will intrigue and grip from the first diary entry to the open-ended and chilling conclusion. — Pocklington Post
Written in the breathless, racy style of a young teenager, Pelly's diaries just keep you reading ... It gives an old theme a fresh twist ... — York Evening Press
... a clever, unusual story that readers looking for something different will find captivating. The book reveals its secrets slowly with maximum impact. — South China Morning Post
Adlington has crafted an original and disturbing dystopian fantasy told in a smart and sympathetic teen voice. — Booklist
This book is one thing: amazing. — Voya
'In this powerful debut novel, Adlington deftly sketches in the background to Pelly D's increasingly totalitarian world, whilst allowing her sparky heroine centre stage.' — Books for Keeps September 05
A stunning novel: a gripping page-turner. — The Press
Crammed with surprises... enjoyable and fast moving. — School Librarian
A lively and compelling story that takes and interesting perspective to German WW2 history. — hackwriters
Hodder Children's Books

The Colour of the Sun

David Almond
Authors:
David Almond

This is a moving, funny and inspirational novel from the bestselling author of Skellig. *Shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Book Awards.*"The day is long, the world is wide, you're young and free."One hot summer morning, Davie steps boldly out of his front door. The world he enters is very familiar - the little Tyneside town that has always been his home - but as the day passes, it becomes ever more mysterious. A boy has been killed, and Davie thinks he might know who is responsible. He turns away from the gossip and excitement and sets off roaming towards the sunlit hills above the town.As the day goes on, the real and the imaginary start to merge, and Davie knows that neither he nor his world will ever be the same again. This an outstanding novel full of warmth and light, from a multi-award-winning author. David Almond says: 'I guess it embodies my constant astonishment at being alive in this beautiful, weird, extraordinary world.'

Franklin Watts

Stone Age Adventures: Little Nut's Big Journey

Vivian French
Authors:
Vivian French
Hodder Children's Books

The Speed of Darkness

Catherine Fisher
Authors:
Catherine Fisher

Science fiction, myth, time travel and Shakespearean wit and playfulness combine in a stunning sequence of huge imaginative power - the Shakespeare Quartet ...The Speed of Darkness concludes the series which began with The Obsidian Mirror, then moved on through The Box of Red Brocade and The Door in the Moon.In this final volume, a great storm brews out at sea and batters the Devon coast, flooding vast swathes of land. At Wintercombe Abbey the preceding weeks have been spent in a ferment of experimentation, as Jake Wilde's father, David and Maskelyne work furiously on Operation Leah. They have been practising changing tiny events in the past, in preparation for the rescue of Venn's wife Leah from death, the culmination of their work with the Obsidian Mirror. But in the aftermath of the storm, the Abbey is a drowned house. Where is the Mirror? What has happened to the two halves of the Janus coin? Whose is the mysterious boat wrecked up on the nearby beach? And what plans of mischief and mayhem lay in store for Halloween - the day chosen for Leah's return?

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

A Grimm Warning

Chris Colfer
Authors:
Chris Colfer

Conner Bailey thinks his fairy-tale adventures are behind him - until he discovers a mysterious clue left by the famous Brothers Grimm. With help from his classmate Bree and the outlandish Mother Goose, Conner sets off on a mission across Europe to crack a two-hundred-year-old code.Meanwhile, Alex Bailey is training to become the next Fairy Godmother . . . but her attempts at granting wishes never go as planned. Will she ever be truly ready to lead the Fairy Council?When all signs point to disaster for the Land of Stories, Conner and Alex must join forces with their friends and enemies to save the day. But nothing can prepare them for the coming battle . . . or for the secret that will change the twins' lives forever.The third book in the bestselling Land of Stories series puts the twins to the test as they must bring two worlds together!

Franklin Watts

Nelson Mandela

Ann Kramer
Authors:
Ann Kramer

Twentieth Century History Makers: Nelson Mandela offers a fascinating and complete look at one of the 20th century's great leaders and humanitarians. Beginning with his early life in a rural part of South Africa, the book traces the course of Mandela's life - his legal studies, helping to found the ANC, freedom fighting, trial for treason and harsh imprisonment. The story continues with Mandela's release from prison, the incredible story of the defeat of apartheid and his election as president, retirement, humanitarian activities and his death and funeral in 2013.

Franklin Watts

Free Kick Pro

Jonny Zucker
Authors:
Jonny Zucker
Hodder Children's Books

Dragon Shield

Charlie Fletcher, Nick Tankard
Contributors:
Charlie Fletcher, Nick Tankard

The start of a thrilling, action-packed trilogy from Charlie Fletcher, set in a world where statues come to life and dragons and heroes battle.Something dark has woken in the British Museum, and it has stopped time, literally freezing the city in its tracks. The people are there, but unmoving, unseeing - like statues. The statues, on the other hand, can move, and are astonished at what they see.In the Great Ormond Street Hospital, Will and Jo are suddenly plunged into this world of statues - and find themselves pursued by murderous dragons. With help from a couple of friendly statues, Will and Jo must escape the evil that stalks them in the streets of London.With beautiful illustrations by Nick Tankard.

Hodder Children's Books

Kit's Wilderness

David Almond
Authors:
David Almond
Hodder Children's Books

Sky on Fire

Emmy Laybourne
Authors:
Emmy Laybourne

Trapped inside a superstore, fourteen kids have worked together to create a refuge while a series of escalating disasters, including a monster hailstorm and a terrifying chemical weapons spill, mean they cannot leave. Then strangers appeared, destroying their fragile peace, but also bringing a glimmer of hope. Knowing that the polluted air outside will turn them into bloodthirsty rage monsters, some of the kids decide to stay in the safety of the store. But their sanctuary has already been disturbed once ... The others, determined to find their parents, head out into the darkness and devastation in their recently repaired school bus. If they can get to Denver International Airport, they might be evacuated to safety. But the outside world is even worse than they expected . . . 'Riveting' New York Times'A post apocalyptic wild ride' Huffington Post

Hodder Children's Books

Counting Stars

David Almond
Authors:
David Almond
Hodder Children's Books

The Fire Eaters

David Almond
Authors:
David Almond

There he was, below the bridge, half-naked, eyes blazing. He had a pair of burning torches. He ran them back and forth across his skin. He sipped from a bottle, breathed across a torch, and fire and fumes leapt from his lips. The air was filled with the scent of paraffin. He breathed again, a great high spreading flag of fire. He glared. He roared like an animal.That summer, life had seemed perfect for Bobby Burns. But now it's autumn and the winds of change are blowing hard. Bobby's dad is mysteriously ill. His new school is a cold and cruel place. And worse: nuclear war may be about to start. But Bobby has a wonder-working friend called Ailsa Spink. And he's found the fire-eater, a devil called McNulty. What can they do together on Bobby's beach? Is it possible to work miracles? Will they be able to transform the world?A stunning novel from the author of the modern children's classic Skellig - winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award.

Hodder Children's Books

Night Witches

L J Adlington
Authors:
L J Adlington
Hodder Children's Books

Monument 14

Emmy Laybourne
Authors:
Emmy Laybourne
Hodder Children's Books

The Day I Met Suzie

Chris Higgins
Authors:
Chris Higgins

'My boyfriend could get into trouble if he gets caught. He could go to jail.' I moan softly. 'So could I.''Anything you tell me is completely confidential.' I sigh deeply. What have I got to lose? 'I wouldn't know where to begin.''At the beginning?' she says. 'In your own words.'So that's what I do. I start at the beginning like she says.The day I met Suzie.Indigo (Indie) rings the Samaritans. She is frightened and desperate with no one to turn to. Over the course of one long night, Indie tells her story to the person on the end of the phone. She realises that her friend Suzie has taken over her home, her friends, her work, her boyfriend - and her life. After every few chapters we are brought back to the present moment, and see how piecing the story together helps Indie progress towards resolution.

Franklin Watts

Rogue Predator

Craig Simpson, David Cousens
Contributors:
Craig Simpson, David Cousens

When a Predator drone is hijacked by Taliban forces and used to kill US marines, Major Nathan Connor and his Delta Force unit are deployed to destroy it. The only problem is Connor must also keep a promise -- to find and protect his dead friend's son, Hassan.Delta Force burst into action to track down the Predator drone and Hassan before it's too late, and before more innocent blood is spilt...Explosive action and a thrilling, high-paced read is guaranteed in these gritty war adventures, which follow the behind-enemy-lines exploits of a squad from the US special combat unit known as "Delta Force".Craig Simpson is the author of the critically acclaimed "Special Operations" series.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

Franklin Watts

Hostage Crisis

Craig Simpson, David Cousens
Contributors:
Craig Simpson, David Cousens
Hodder Children's Books

The Obsidian Mirror

Catherine Fisher
Authors:
Catherine Fisher
Franklin Watts

Bradley Wiggins

Roy Apps, Chris King
Contributors:
Roy Apps, Chris King
Hodder Children's Books

Shades of Magenta

Echo Freer
Authors:
Echo Freer
Hodder Children's Books

Magenta Sings The Blues

Echo Freer
Authors:
Echo Freer