The Highland Falcon Thief (Adventures on Trains, 1)
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Once again teachers, student teachers and schools across the UK have been shadowing the final judging and are currently involved in voting for their favourites. Their winners were announced live at the virtual awards ceremony on July 1 st. It is also hoped that restrictions will permit a live celebration and presentation of the trophies later in the year
Daniel and Kerry - the night shift. Lenny, with her enthusiasm and tool belt, was always going to be my favourite character, especially when she was described (with a smile) as “the most disobedient girl ever to be born”. The surprise stand out for me was Uncle Nat, who turned out to be a lot more fun than I expected him to be. From his six watches, because “It’s good to remember that there are other places on the planet, filled with wonderful people”, to his love for trains, Nat is the person I’m most looking forward to spending more time with as the series progresses. ‘This will be a journey you’ll remember for the rest of your life.’ With a mystery unfolding and a group of mostly rich people with various agendas on board, this was a fun adventure. Train enthusiasts will enjoy the information about how steam trains operate and detectives in training will have their work cut out for them separating the red herrings from the clues, which are found in the text and in Elisa Paganelli’s illustrations. The details in the illustrations matched the text most of the time. I really enjoyed the set up for the plot and the setting. I also really liked our main characters; Uncle Nat, Hal and Lenny all felt like real people though I'd say the secondary ones felt more like card board cut outs.Terwijl Alex op onderzoek uitgaat in de trein ontmoet hij een verstekeling. Een meisje van rond zijn leeftijd. Tegelijkertijd komt er schokkend nieuws naar boven. Mensen in de trein raken hun kostbare bezittingen kwijt. Heeft dit mysterieuze meisje hier mee te maken?
Then Hal spots her. A girl that shouldn't be there; a stowaway. Who is she and what is she doing here?En dan zijn er nog andere geheimen die langzaam aan het licht komen en ik was enorm aan het genieten.
Este un drum de 4 zile, o călătorie pâna in Scoția si înapoi, cu un tren regal cu abur, un drum de onoare a celui mai luxos tren care existase vreodată, și care urma să se retragă, să fie expus în muzeuI have a station announcement: their collaboration is a chuffing triumph. Fans of Agatha Christie, or, more recently, Robin Stevens and Katherine Woodfine, should adore this mystery which makes a steam trail all of its own. - - Alex O'Connell - The Times Children's Book of the Week First stop is The Highland Falcon Thief, a breathless train journey full of deceptions, puzzles and clues to solve. Dive into the Kids Zone, an area designed specifically for children, with competitions, quizzes and additional book related content.