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Helen Flook

  • 5 stars across 117 books
    Karen's first novel for older readers, Raspberries on the Yangtze was short-listed for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. The first in her series for younger readers, The Crunchbone Castle Chronicles, published by A&C Black, was selected for the Summer Reading Challenge in 2006.
    7th September 2017

    Egyptian Tales: The Gold in the Grave

    From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... Tutankhamen has been buried in his rocky tomb. But there is a plot... More

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    1st July 2010

    The Battle of the Viking Woman

    Life in the monastery is simple for Edwin and Luke, two young boys who are training to be monks. It seems that nothing w... More

    (2 reviews)
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    1st June 2003

    The Maid, the Witch and the Cruel Queen

    The day Queen Mary Tudor - or 'Bloody Mary', as she's called, because she has anyone who doesn't go to church burned - c... More

    (1 review)
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    5th May 2016

    The Monstrous Child

    A stunning, operatic and epic drama like no other. Meet Hel, an ordinary teenager - and goddess of the Underworld. Why i... More

    (1 review)
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    7th September 2004

    The Magic and the Mummy

    This is a tale of Neria, who works in the House of Death,helping her father to make the mummies. Neria enjoys her work, ... More

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    1st December 2010

    The Hand of the Viking Warrior

    When the conquering Vikings settle in North America, they realise that their new home might not be as pleasant as they t... More

    (1 review)
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    18th May 2018

    Welsh Cakes and Custard

    The adventures of five year old Betsi Wyn as she tastes many new experiences such as school dinners, concerts and pirate... More

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    8th September 2016

    Victorian Tales: The Twisted Tunnels

    From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... In a tunnel under the Thames, an urchin named Jenny and the young ... More

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    10th August 2017

    Roman Tales: The Fatal Fire

    From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... AD 64 Rome is a frightening place. But little does Christian slav... More

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    13th January 2020

    Mamgu's Campervan and the Knights in Shining Armour

    Betsi Wynn and Mam-gu are back for another adventure! They must face knights, archers and some dubious medieval cookery ... More

    (1 review)
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