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School for Skylarks
School for Skylarks

School for Skylarks


352 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $9.99 (US $9.99)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9781509839599

Rights: US

Pan Macmillan (Jun 2019)
Macmillan Children's Books

Price: $9.99


 A stunning historical novel about a girl who discovers that friends can appear in the most unexpected of places

It is 1939. When Lyla is evacuated from her home in London to her great-aunt's enormous house in the West Country, she expects to be lonely. She has never been to school nor had any friends, and her parents have been at the center of a scandal. But with the house being used to accommodate an entire school of evacuated schoolgirls, there's no time to think about her old life. Soon there is a horse in a first-floor bedroom and a ferret in Lyla's sock drawer, hordes of schoolgirls have overrun the house, and Lyla finds out that friends come in all shapes and sizes.


"An outstanding book, reminiscent of Michael Morpurgo's War Horse." ?School Library Journal on Soldier Dog

"A horse named Hero inspires his young owner to heroics in this suspenseful coming-of-age novel . . . Adventure, a horse, faithfulness and truth—an arresting combination." ?Kirkus Reviews on A Horse Called Hero

"This mysterious and historical tale has a fantastic heroine and a wonderful cast of characters. Packed with amazing details of the island wildlife, it will make you want to go on your very own tropical adventure." —Week Junior on The House on Hummingbird Island

Author Biography

Sam Angus is the author of The House on Hummingbird Island, A Horse Called Hero, and Soldier Dog.