ACHUKA Children’s Book of the Day 21 Jul 2020
11-year-old Echo Quickthorn has grown up believing that nothing exists outside the Kingdom of Lockfort, but everything changes when an eccentric professor parks his airship outside her window armed with a map that shows all the magical places that exist beyond the city walls.
Together with her sidekick – a pet lizard called Gilbert – Echo sets off on an adventure to find her missing mother. This takes her to amazing places filled with giant butterflies, mechanical dragons and . . . sky pirates.
“From the very first page, I felt as if I’d been grabbed by the hand by a best friend and taken on the journey of a lifetime. Pacey, thrilling and endearing too. If I was ever to encounter sky pirates, I can think of no one I’d want by my side more than clever, brave Echo.” Joanna Nadin