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Go on an inconvenient adventure with Jaclyn Moriarty

Jaclyn Moriarty Author of the Week

Our author of the week is Jaclyn Moriarty! You can read her book The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone below for FREE, watch a video about how she gets into the right reading mindset and find out about her latest story The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars. There are also Jaclyn's top reading recommendations and a recipe to try!

Read The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone for FREE!

Bronte Mettlestone is a 10 years old when her parents are killed by pirates, but this does not bother her particularly: her parents ran away to have adventures when she was a baby. Now, however, her parents have left detailed instructions in their will for Bronte to travel the kingdoms and deliver gifts to her aunts.

But as she goes from aunt to aunt, Bronte suspects there might be more to this journey than the simple delivery of treasure.

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Bronte Mettlestone

Watch the video

Find out how Jaclyn Moriarty gets in the mood for writing and what you can expect from her new book, The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars.

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Jaclyn's recommended reads

The Mennyms by Sylvia Waugh

This is the first in a series of books about a life-sized family of rag dolls. I love the practical difficulties of pretending to be real people when you have button eyes and stitched-on hair, balanced by the family’s genuine human emotions and relationships.

Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee

Set in the 1970s, this story is told by Lenny, whose younger brother has a condition that means he cannot stop growing. It’s hilarious, lovely and powerfully moving, and I spent most of the second half weeping!

A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison

This is the story of the three Widdershins sisters who are cursed never to leave their hometown of Crowstone. Usually when I have to choose favourite books I mention Diana Wynne Jones, P.L. Travers and Eva Ibbotson. I was so happy to find this new middle grade book, offering some of the same elements.

Make Bronte's orange drizzle cakes

Follow the recipe below to create this tasty treats at home.

Bronte orange drizzle cakes

Slightly Alarming Tale front cover