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A Clock or a Crown?
A Clock or a Crown?

A Clock or a Crown?

By Caroline Logue, Illustrated by Sarah Bowie



128 Pages, 5 x 8

Trade Paper, $8.99 (US $8.99) (CA $10.99)

Publication Date: June 2016

ISBN 9781910411292

Rights: US & CA

Little Island Books (Jun 2016)

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Jenny journeys throughout London's grand history with Ben—a boy who lives in a rather famous clock—in this humorous adventure

After Jenny arrives at the Best Bedroom of All, where the magical suitcase hides, she steps inside and begins a fantastical journey. She arrives inside the clockwork of Big Ben and meets her guide, a Cockney-slanging boy named Bed who guides her through English history. Together they discover Guy Fawkes as he struggles to light his dynamite, meet a headless King Charles I, soothe a migraney Good Queen Bess, help Sir Walter Raleigh with his poetry, and much, much more. Historical fact meets fantastical travels through time and space in this hilarious adventure!


"a strong female protagonist and an action-packed historical setting make this a fresh addition to middle-level fantasy reading" --Booklist, Booklist Online ? 7/7/2016 

Author Biography

Caroline Logue (a pseudonym for Sile McArdle's children's fiction) is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years experience spanning all aspects of newspapers - regional and national, writing and production. Those roles include new reporter, columnist and feature-writer, foreign editor, commissioning editor, sub-editor, page-designer, book reviewer, and travel writer. She also works in radio and travel broadcasting. Sarah Bowie is an illustrator.