Climbing A Monkey Puzzle Tree

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About The Book

"All the things I liked about trees you couldn't do with a monkey puzzle" The boxy, spiky monkey puzzle tree stands tall and imposing outside the dormitory window of Woodmaston House For Girls, a forbidding guardian to the school's young charges. Nancy Cameron is a new arrival, not just to the Woodmaston but to England. She's rolled up from the backwoods of Canada, eager for a new life brimming with adventure. But boarding school isn't the Famous Five fantasy that Nancy had imagined. It is an austere, loveless world where budding relationships are soon put to the test. Nancy wins friends and finds solace by telling stories after lights-out, where each girl in her dorm takes centre-stage.: Sharon Downey marries Cliff Richard, Caroline Bigfoot's gorgeous brother conquers Everest. But spinning stories for others can't hide the fact that Nancy feels horribly alone inside. And when she leads her dorm in a special fund raising event that goes tragically wrong things go from bad to worse. Nancy longs to meet Caroline's brother for real, and as her troubles build it's an encounter that can't come soon enough - until a shocking revelation comes to light...

About The Author

Karen Wallace is the author of more than ninety books, including the novel Raspberries on the Yangtze and the picture books I Am a Tyrannosaurus and Think of an Eel. Karen also writes for children¹s television. She lives with her husband, novelist Sam Llewellyn; two sons, Will and Martin; and two Maine Coon cats, Cougar and Dave, in England.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (October 21, 2002)
  • Length: 160 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689836787
  • Ages: 12 - 99

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