From a prize-winning idea by Neal Jackson
Gold coins are Magpie’s lure when she agrees to thieve a box from a home by midnight. This theft introduces her to the cut-throat, race for her life world of the Montgolfier family. Against all that is known, they bid to launch the world’s first hot air balloon. What part will Magpie play in the sky chasers’ plans? A romping historical read, recommended for readers aged from 9 years.