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Mariella loves nothing more than inventing but bedtime keeps getting in the way of all her brilliant ideas! So when Mum and Dad won't take no for an answer there's only one thing for it... Mariella has to build a rocket-powered flying suit to zap her round the world faster than the setting sun! If anyone can outsmart sleep it's Mariella. But everyone needs sleep and without it all of Mariella's brilliant ideas might just disappear. A "how to live a happy life" tale told with humour, warmth and a loveable female protagonist.

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13th July '18
Hann read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
Hanna enjoyed reading this book, especially the female inventors at the start of the book. The story was fun to read and mariella was a fun and clever protagonist who loves inventing and coming up with new ideas but doesn't want to sleep. Hanna liked the illustrations throughout the book and could read the book by herself as it was suitable for her age. 
The one thing she would like to make different about the book would be to make the chapters longer as she finished the book quickly.
13th July '18
BellaCam read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
Bella has had her nose stuck in this book for the last few nights. She loves it! This morning she said she was inspired by mariella as she’s an ince the so Bella was creating her own inventions. Well written and lovely illustrations to accompany the story. Perfect for 6-7 year olds with a great imagination. 
9th July '18
Priya read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
I enjoyed reading this book as it was quite interesting. I liked the inventions made by Mariella who was my favourite character. She was smart and funny. The book was good one to read as the characters were naughty and Mariella didn't liked to sleep. I would recommend this book to all children as it was fun to read.
10th July '18
I read it myself (an adult) , to 446lena aged 6 aged 6 & to 4446lena aged 4 aged 4
Mariella, Queen of the Skies 9781781127704
4 stars
This book is about very smart, little girl, who loves to invent new things. She doesn't want to sleep, she wants more time for inventing, but parents don't let her do it. So Mariella need to find solution... The book is very interesting, there is many lovely picture in the book. My kids really enjoy this book.
10th July '18
I read it to Ckelly2013 aged 5 aged 5
Mariella, Queen of the Skies 9781781127704
4 stars
I read this book to my 5 year old daughter and asked her what she wanted to say about it. 

Her favourite part was when Harrison (baby brother) asked Mariella to make a forever lasting lollipop. She said she didn’t like it when Mum said she didn’t want to hear that Mariella was inventing. 

She thought the pictures were great, she really liked the one of Mariella sleeping on a cloud. 
The part of Mariella making friends made her smile. 

I found it stop started a lot and to me didn’t seem like a story. It was very cheeky that Mariella didn’t want to go to sleep. Like lost little boys and girls her age I’m sure. 
The illustrations are very sweet and interesting, they help tell the story.
However it was a good book for my daughter to try to read herself. And the facts at the beginning were really interesting. And my daughter loves the spot the difference at the end 
18th July '18
chaboyfaz read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
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4 stars
Mariella is an inventor but she is very fed up of having to stop her inventing to go to bed so she invents a way that she doesn't have to sleep. This would seem to be the end of all of her problems but in fact our young protagonist realises that without any sleep her ideas drain away and she can invent no more. She decides that as sleep is so important she will go back to her bed at night, thus keeping her mind buzzing with ideas. There's a lot of humour in this great story that promotes STEM subjects for girls and the colourful illustrations from Katy Halford are engaging and fun. Loved the 'women with brilliant ideas' illustration inside the front cover and the spot the difference pictures on the inside back cover. Mariella's duvet cover with the periodic table on is fab and I liked the details of having a microscope next to her bed and having a star shaped bedside lamp. Another title from the Barrington Stoke Little Gems series, the smaller size makes the book comfortable to hold even for small fingers and the length makes it a great first chapter book.
12th July '18
I read it to KatH aged 5 aged 5
Mariella, Queen of the Skies 9781781127704
4 stars
"Me and Mummy read Mariella. The first page number was 1. The funny bit was when Daddy was standing by the toilet and water fell out."

This was a funny story which went slightly over the head of a five year old- though she did enjoy it. The illustrations by Katy Halford leant a particular charm to the story and the small size of the book made it particularly appealing. I can imagine new readers enjoying the feel of reading a chapter book without each chapter being too long to manage. 
Mariella is a genius and always inventing amazing things. The parents do not seem to realise quite what a genius she is and insist on mundane things like going to bed. Mariella sees this as a waste of time and so invents something to solve the problem. We both laughed over some of the events in the story though I am not sure my five year old got the 'moral' of the tale, she did love the illustrations and we spent a lot of time talking about what was happening in the pictures.
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About Eoin Colfer

Eoin Colfer was born and raised in Wexford in the south-east of Ireland. He began writing plays at an early age and, as an adult, continued to write. Artemis Fowl, his first book featuring the brilliant young anti-hero, was an immediate international bestseller and won several prestigious awards....

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About Katy Halford

I was born in a small village in Leicestershire on a snowy winters morning in the year of '85. Ever since I have known, I have always loved to draw. I was told that from a young age, I used to always put eyelashes on the characters I drew. This became one of my distinct quirks an...

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