Paperback: £9.99 / $15.95
2012, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 240pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-287-0, BIC 2: YFC YXK
Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Winner
Maisie Voyager used to explore the world with her parents. She now lives in a tall town house with Aunt Hetty, experiencing 'normal' life. But strangers start appearing, cryptic messages are left, and Aunt Hetty is kidnapped!
Following a trail of clues that leads her to abandoned tin mines and a hunt for treasure, Maisie discovers that evil Dr Gallows and his gang have taken her family hostage and it's up to her to save them. Facing many challenges along the way including sinister strangers, cold dark tunnels and the colour purple, Maisie has a big adventure ahead of her with big decisions to make.
This captivating novel is a great read and offers a positive heroine with a unique outlook on life that all children will relate to, especially children on the autism spectrum.
17 April 2012
In this interview, Maisie Voyager – star of the new novel, The Adventure of Maisie Voyager – takes some time from treasure hunting, travelling and taking on bad guys to share some tips and tales from her life with her Aunt Hetty. Maisie’s story was written by her good friend, Lucy Skye, who appreciates Maisie’s unique outlook on...
8 February 2012
"I began writing the book without thinking any of the characters would have autism, but as I was writing, I began to realise that much of Maisie's personality could be seen as being quite autistic. I was very keen however, that Maisie didn't become an 'autistic' character. I just want her to be Maisie, and explore the world in her own way. The fact she might have autism is just one element of her personality. Perhaps part of me also hopes that we can start to see people for being more than just their autism, we need to be open to all that they are and can be."