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The Adventure of Maisie Voyager

The Adventure of Maisie Voyager

Lucy Skye

Quick Overview

When Maisie's Aunt Hetty is kidnapped, a trail of cryptic clues lead her to abandoned mines and a hunt for treasure. It is up to her to save her family and she has a big adventure and big decisions ahead. This captivating novel offers a positive heroine with a unique outlook on life that all children will relate to, especially those with autism.
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Paperback / softback
2012, 8.62in x 6.97in / 219mm x 177mm, 240pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-287-0
$15.95
Ebook
2012, ePUB, 240pp
ISBN: 978-0-85700-604-2
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$15.95

Description

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.

Suitable for children aged 9+ 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 those on the autism spectrum.

Reviews

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*Winner of the gold medal in the 'Pre-Teen Fiction - Mystery' category of the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards*

'Her autism is, however, never explicitly stated and her personality is handled in an entirely natural way allowing the story to, as it should, take centre stage... This is a well-paced, fast-flowing and enjoyable adventure which deserves to be widely read.'

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- Nasen Special

'One of the real advantages of this book is that any child will enjoy it, while those with Asperger's will find much to identify with as well as enjoying the rip-roaring adventure. I could hardly put it down!'
- healthy Books

'It's an exciting story, with mystery, intrigue and tension. It's also a compassionate view on being different... Maisie has a fascination for detail and a refreshing attitude to life, making her a positive, alternative role model for girls.'
- JUNO

'Lucy Skye has created a world full of exotic places, a unique heroine, scary villains and a huge mystery. Her flowing prose makes the reader feel safe in her hands, secure in the knowledge that the next page will be as exciting as the one before.'
- Kathy Hoopmann, author of the Asperger Adventures Series

'Maisie is a great heroine, and she and Aunt Hetty are well-realized characters. Readers will appreciate her descriptions of how things feel to her, how she makes sense of things, and the fact that she has so much free rein.'
- School Library Journal

'What better way to teach teens about ASD than to encourage them to read about people like themselves, who are brave, intelligent and who have a strong sense of right and wrong. This is exactly what The Adventure of Maisie Voyager, by Lucy Skye is, a work of fiction by a British author who works for the National Autistic Society in the U.K... I couldn't stop reading The Adventure of Maisie Voyager! It was a fun and easy book to read and will be an inspiration to many a young adult reader who wants a positive role model of a child on the autism spectrum.'
- Autism Society of Michigan Newsletter

'The book is ideally suited for children between the ages of eight and thirteen. It is a detective novel with a difference, enlightened by a lot of subtle emotional intelligence, gently guiding the reader about feelings. I am fifty and enjoyed it enormously so would also recommend it for adults over fifty who enjoy jejune escapism. The only thing missing for me was a child curled up by my side to read it to but those of you with young children or grandchildren have a treat in store.'
- Asteens

Authors

By (author): Lucy Skye