Friday 7 April 2017

ReaditDaddy's Chapter Book of the Week - Week Ending 7th April 2017 - "Sky Thieves" by Dan Walker (Oxford Children's Books)

Our Chapter Book of the Week this week is a fantastic and original mix of swashbuckling and steampunk. Here's "Sky Thieves" by Dan Walker....
Imagine waking up aboard a creaking ship with no knowledge of how you got there.

That's how "Sky Thieves" opens, with young Zoya DeLarose trapped aboard a flying galleon, a very long way from home.

Stolen away by a skyward gang of bandits, Zoya is put to work aboard "The Dragonfly", one of the most powerful vessels in the Sky Thieves' fleet.

There, Zoya discovers a world of meteorite storms, sword fights, midnight raids, floating islands, and long lost treasure.

But with a deadly enemy closing in, will Zoya find the strength to face her fears and unlock the key to her destiny, or will she fall from the skies with no one left to break her fall?

The action is unrelenting from one page to the next, sprawlingly cinematic with the most amazing (and in some cases quite disgusting) characters you'll see in a children's novel.

Join the band of thieves and Zoya to discover a world beyond your imagining.

"Sky Thieves" by Dan Walker is out now, published by Oxford Children's Books (kindly supplied for review).