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Bella Balistica and the Forgotten Kingdom
Bella Balistica and the Forgotten Kingdom

Bella Balistica and the Forgotten Kingdom


Bella Balistica


250 Pages, 5.25 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $9.95 (US $9.95) (CA $10.95)

Publication Date: May 2009

ISBN 9781840595260

Rights: WOR X AU & UK

Milet Publishing (May 2009)

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A race for a map, a lost tomb, and tablets that could awake the forces of the gods take fiery spirit Bella Balistica on an exciting expedition to Turkey in this fast-paced, multicultural adventure. Employing her magical pendant and the help of animal friends, including her animal twin the Quetzal bird, Bella discovers the demonized power source of her nemesis—the evil corporation. All the while, she struggles to cope with real preteen life: her relationship with her father, squabbles with her adoptive mother, anger towards her birthparents for being unable to care for her, friendship issues with her best friend, and trying to win at soccer. Timely themes of sustainable energy, protection of the environment, and international adoption are well woven into this dynamic tale.


"Go, Bella! We want more of her!" —Times Educational Supplement

"We were particularly drawn to Adam’s lively yet laid back style of communication and loved his Bella Balistica books with their feisty adventurous heroine." —Katy Sullivan, Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre Education Manager

"Action-packed story . . . in a large collection with a big fantasy readership or Hispanic population." —Library Media Connection on Bella Balistica and the African Safari

"An exciting, accessible, and thoroughly modern read. . . . Adam Guillain, has once again, got his finger exactly on the pulse of the interests and concerns of young teenagers." —The School Librarian on Bella Balistica and the Temple of Tikal

"Unique in its portrayal of a strong heroine who is concerned with some of the more relevant issues of our time, this adventure is sure to find appreciative readers." —School Library Journal on Bella Balistica and the African Safari Bella

Author Biography

Adam Guillain is the author of the Bella Balistica series and an educational consultant. He is a former writer-in-residence at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre.