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Raiders' Ransom

Raiders' Ransom

by Emily Diamand

Winner of the inaugural Chicken House/London Times Children's Fiction Competition, which called it "a funny, clever, towering adventure."

Because of climate change, much of 23rd-century England is underwater. Poor Lilly is out fishing with her trusty first mate, Cat, when greedy raiders pillage the town — and kidnap the Prime Minister's daughter. Her village blamed, Lilly decides to find the girl. Off she sails, in secret. And with a ransom: a mysterious talking jewel. Along the way she forms a wary friendship with Zeph, a punky raider boy. "If I save the Prime Minister's daughter," Lilly reasons, "he's sure to reward me." Little does Lilly know that it will take more than grit to outwit the tricky, treacherous piratical tribes!

* "Captivating...plot twists galore, spunky characters—a true page–turner." —Kirkus, starred review

8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Grade Level Equivalent
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
Adventure, Science Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy

About the Author

Emily Diamand Emily Diamand is a lifelong environmentalist and an activist for Friends of the Earth.

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