Princess Yifan

      J L Blenkinsop
Princess Yifan

Yifan, like many eleven-year-old girls, wishes she was a Princess. Then she meets Vicky and becomes part of an adventure that began over two thousand years before. But who is Vicky? Is she Yifan from the future - or is she something even more mysterious? And even with Vicky's help, Yifan can't avoid the threats to herself and her family that the revelations of the past can bring.Most young girls like to think that they are really Princesses. For Yifan, the dreams become a reality when she meets her future self, Vicky, who tells her about a mysterious pot which has been handed down through her family for years.When she finds the pot, Yifan is propelled into an adventure that imperils her whole family; and even with Vicky's help there is no guarantee that any of them might survive the clash between the old Empire and the new.But Vicky is growing up faster than Yifan, and her work as an archaeologist takes her deeper into danger than even she can deal with. It's up to Yifan to save her kidnapped family in one world, and Vicky in the other as she pursues grave robbers into the tomb of the First Emperor of China...

Read online

    Glassman

      J L Blenkinsop
Glassman

It must be fun, being a Superhero. Meet Denis, who might just change your mind...When twelve-year-old Rebecca’s parents quickly split up, she moves hundreds of miles away to a big city housing project. She has had to leave her Beatles album and record player behind. Everyone who lives in The Project gets called “just Project”. Her mother becomes seriously ill. A younger Project friend disappears. Her brother leaves. Her father won’t come to take her home. How can she become a teenager when every day is worse than the last one?In spite of the family chaos, Rebecca holds onto the dream of turning thirteen years old. She hangs around with an older Project girl and learns to think and speak like a teenager. They plan a teenage haircut and cool clothes for Rebecca. Rebecca sneaks away to the lookout where she thinks about how her life has changed. She thinks about the Project and poverty, which makes her madder.As she becomes a teenager, her rebellion intensifies. She fights with her mother. Yet there is more to being a teenager than pulling away. Rebecca searches for the deeper meaning to growing up.

Read online