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Sky Chasers by Emma Carroll

Updated: Mar 1, 2023


Emma Carroll is the queen of historical fiction for kids! Combine Carroll's literary craftsmanship with a prizewinning story idea about the first air balloon flight from Neal Jackson, and you have a wonderful tale of adventure, spies and unsung heroes.

Set in Pre-Revolutionary France during the reign of King Louis and Marie Antoinette, Sky Chasers, follows Magpie, a young orphan destined to stand out when she unexpectedly becomes involved in the country’s race to become the first to fly a hot air balloon!

Sky Chasers is beautifully written and perfectly captures 18th century France. Emma has created a truly magnificent character in the form of Magpie - she’s smart, strong and spirited, and born to stand out. Her determination and will to follow her heart and chase her dreams makes her a character that all young readers will look up too. You’ll be soaring in the air alongside Magpie with every turn of the page.




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