LITTLE SURE SHOT
An inspiring novel based on the incredible life of sharpshooting star Annie Oakley.
Annie’s family work hard to survive on their Ohio farm. Annie’s happiest when hunting game with her pa, and she doesn’t care one bit that it’s not the kind of thing girls are meant to do. When tragedy strikes, the family is thrown into deepest poverty. Until one day, Annie dares to pick up Pa’s old rifle, and find a way to feed her starving family.
‘A terrific voice and a brilliant tale. One of those stories that are so difficult to put down.’ Phil Earle
‘A gritty yet charming tale of Annie Oakley’s fight to rise above the hardship life throws at her. Little Sure Shot is a fascinating account of a strong and determined girl.’ Lesley Parr
‘Matt Ralphs has hit the bullseye with this big-hearted story of grit and determination from the American West’ Cat Weldon
‘A beautifully crafted account of the early years of Annie Oakley, Little Sure Shot zips along, keeping the history tight to the truth and the characters close to the reader. It's gripping and tender, wrapping heartbreaking themes in the heart-soaring joy that is success against the odds.’ Rachel Delahaye
Macmillan Children's Books
A Young Witch. Her Dormouse Familiar. A Dark Adventure
Hazel Hooper has spent her whole life trapped in an isolated forest. But everything changes when her magical mother is kidnapped – by a demon. Suddenly Hazel is alone in the world. To find her mother Hazel must track down the demon, so she takes a terrible risk and enlists the help of some expert demon hunters – who also happen to be ruthless Witch Finders.
Can Hazel save her mother and keep her identity as a witch secret from her dangerous new allies?
‘A spirited tale of witches and witch hunters.’ Philip Reeve, Author of the Mortal Engines series
‘Funny, exciting and utterly gripping.’ The Bookbag
Macmillan's Children's Books
The Witch Becomes the Witch Hunter
Hazel Hooper is a Fire Witch on a quest. She is determined to rescue her mother from the demon-ruled underworld – regardless of the danger. To do so she must enlist the help of Nicolas Murrell, the brilliant demonologist who summoned the demon responsible for kidnapping her mother, and now the Witch Hunters’ most prized prisoner.
Disguised as a boy and with only her dormouse familiar for company, Hazel must join the Order of Witch Hunters to speak to Murrell before he is executed. But even if she succeeds, can he be trusted? Or will be reveal that the Order’s newest recruit is actually…a witch?
‘Crammed with magic, danger and adventure.’ Bookseller
‘A nail-biting, page-turning adventure.’ Armadillo magazine
Oxford University Press
A Story of Planes and Friendship
New town, new school ... all Jake needs now is some new friends. It'll take courage though, and Jake wishes that instead of sitting alone at lunch he could be up in the sky, in the cockpit of one of the planes he loves. Then he meets Gerald, who shares stories of being a pilot during the war and suddenly Jake’s days don't seem quite so empty. Could there be blue skies ahead?