Synopses & Reviews
Sonya Hartnett is the award-winning author of several novels for teens, including Thursdays Child, What the Birds See, Stripes of the Sidestep Wolf, The Ghosts Child, Butterfly, and the Michael L. Printz Honor Book Surrender. She is also the author of an early chapter book, Sadie and Ratz, illustrated by Ann James. The Children of the King follows two other acclaimed middle-grade novels set in times of war: The Silver Donkey and The Midnight Zoo. In 2008, Sonya Hartnett was awarded the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for the body of her work. She lives in Australia.
About the Author
Internationally acclaimed author Sonya Hartnett tells a hauntingly beautiful story set during World War II.
Cecily and Jeremy have been sent to live with their uncle Peregrine in the English countryside, safe from the war, along with a young refugee named May. But when Cecily and May find two mysterious boys hiding in the ruins of a nearby castle, an extraordinary adventure begins.