‘Dreamer.’ Mum called her. ‘Always miles away.’
Sadie lives by the Thames at Greenwich and longs for sea adventure. She happily whiles away hours at The Maritime Museum or gazing at The Cutty Sark and fills her head with dreams of ocean voyages on ancient sailing ships.
‘And there inside she found a different world
Where rigging sang and white winged sails unfurled.’
One day she falls asleep beneath a cabinet in the museum and wakes to find herself embarking on an adventure of which she could only have dreamed …
Duffy’s lyrical poetry and Joice’s richly imaginative illustrations combine to create an unforgettable voyage into a magical world of dolphins, mermaids, pirates and treasure.
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‘I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.’ Charlotte Brontë The Wilful Thing is inspired by the life of Charlotte Brontë who obeyed her inner call to write despite the restrictive expectations placed upon her during her lifetime. Gill Smith makes innovative use […]