Dylan's Yuletide Journey

      Jemima Pett
Dylan's Yuletide Journey

On the north west tip of the Isle of Mull, Castle Haunn faces a bleak Yuletide. Their strawberry juice has run out and the extra delivery to keep their power cells running was lost at sea. It's going to be a cold, hungry holiday.Dylan takes a message to the mainland calling for help, but fails to return.Dylan's Yuletide Journey is a short chapter ebook for Middle Grade readers over 8 years.On the north west tip of the Isle of Mull, Castle Haunn faces a bleak Yuletide. Their strawberry juice has run out and they have lost the extra delivery to keep their power cells going. The supply ship was lost in a storm. No fresh food, no presents, and even worse, no heat. It's going to be a cold, hungry holiday.Young Dylan is despatched to take a message to the mainland calling for help. His twin brother Dougall tries to find a solution to their problem, using raspberry juice and any sources of different metals he can find. The Laird's wife hasn't missed her silver necklace... yet!On the way back from his errand, Dylan falls into a trap. He discovers the cause of the missing strawberry juice, and more trouble than he ever imagined!Will the loveable twins survive their troubles? Will it be a sad and lonely Yuletide?Set in the same world as The Princelings of the East series, this book introduces Dylan and Dougall, who will become the Princelings of the North. The story also involves the Prince of Buckmore and Prince Engineer George of Marsh, who will be well known to regular readers, but no prior knowledge of the series is needed - except to know that all the characters are guinea pigs. "A feudal world with advanced technology, populated by guinea pigs" as someone described it.Dylan's Yuletide Journey is a short chapter ebook (7 chapters, c7,000 words) for Middle Grade readers aged 8 and upwards. As usual with Jemima's books, each chapter has a black and white illustration.

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    The Princelings of the East

      Jemima Pett
The Princelings of the East

The Princelings of the East (2nd Ed.) is an adventure trilogy in a fantasy world. In the first book our heroes Fred and George leave their isolated castle to solve the problem of the Great Energy Drain, meeting dubious businessman Hugo, irrepressible barkeeper Victor and other engaging movers and shakers. Time is the essence of this tale and competition between castles drives the action.The Princelings of the East is the first of a trilogy telling of the adventures of Fred and George. Over three stories they solve problems caused by unintended consequences, commercial greed, unprincipled actions and blind prejudice yet still find time for troubled love affairs and disastrous inventions.Book 1 opens with our Princeling heroes at the Castle in the Marsh. When the King's Birthday feast is ruined by an unnatural power drain, they leave their scientific experiments to set out in search of answers. They encounter the enigmatic businessman Hugo, the impressive Prince of Buckmore, the wise Lady Nimrod, the irrepressible barkeeper Victor, but find themselves threatened by those with vested interests. The scene shifts from a rural, feudal setting to the towers and heights of the curious Isle of Hattan, but where, or when, are they? Time is of the essence in solving this puzzle, and our heroes must keep their wits sharp and their heads clear if they are to survive.Suitable for ages 10 and over, The Princelings of the East is a fantasy adventure with the charm of the Wind in the Willows in a complete world reminiscent of Anne MacCaffrey's Pern.The 2nd Edition amends the longer sentences but leaves the long words which kids liked. Some conversations which were described in a paragraph are now detailed in up to two pages, especially for the discussions of the time tunnel. I hope you like the changes.The trilogy is also available as a single paperback - see link for details.The Buzz"The Princelings of the East is an enchanting tale that will delight boys and be very much enjoyed by girls. This fourth to sixth grade chapter book will keep young readers enthralled for hours on end. You will find well-rounded characters, an interesting plot and many adventures within the pages of this book. I truly enjoyed the tale and loved the telling. It relates a completely new idea in a medieval fantasy setting. The plot will be enjoyed by all the inventors or thinkers in your home. It will be a welcome volume in any home, school, or library shelves. " - Reader's Favorite"The Princelings of the East is a suspense-filled mystery strong on character development, with a deliciously complex and engaging plot, that is sure to be enjoyed by older tweens and adults alike." - Mother Daughter Book Reviews

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