☆ Sky Chasers || Î PDF Download by ✓ Emma Carroll

By Emma Carroll | Comments: ( 118 ) | Date: ( Nov 18, 2019 )

THE TIMES CHILDREN S BOOK OF THE WEEKTHE GUARDIAN S BEST NEW BOOKS FOR JANUARY 2018A encounter with a boy dangling from the sky changes pickpocket Magpie s life forever His family, the Montgolfiers, are desperate to discover the secret of flight Together with Pierre, Magpie is caught up in a world of inflatable bloomers, spies and unruly animals in a race to be the firstTHE TIMES CHILDREN S BOOK OF THE WEEKTHE GUARDIAN S BEST NEW BOOKS FOR JANUARY 2018A encounter with a boy dangling from the sky changes pickpocket Magpie s life forever His family, the Montgolfiers, are desperate to discover the secret of flight Together with Pierre, Magpie is caught up in a world of inflatable bloomers, spies and unruly animals in a race to be the first to fly a hot air balloon in front of the King and Queen of France.


  • Title: Sky Chasers
  • Author: Emma Carroll
  • ISBN: 9781910655535
  • Page: 372
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Emma Carroll

After years of teaching English to secondary school students, Emma now writes full time She graduated with distinction from Bath Spa University s MA in Writing For Young People In another life Emma wishes she d written Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier She lives in the Somerset hills with her husband and three terriers.



Comments Sky Chasers

  • Kerry Mintern

    Uplifting! Loved it!


  • Amy (Golden Books Girl)

    Having been excited for this book since the day it was announced, I was absolutely thrilled when it came through my door. I was gripped by the story of Magpie, a young orphan/pickpocket living in France as she becomes unexpectedly involved in a bid to become the first country to fly a hot air balloon. Emma Carroll`s writing is as beautiful and lyrical as ever, and never falls down the trap of going too far with this in favour of advancing the plot. I also adored Magpie as a character as she was [...]


  • Perdita Cargill

    'What an adventure! Orphans and queens and inventors and rakes, this story does not flag for a second. Magpie is a smart and strong hero who stands for no nonsense (especially not from the men and boys around her) and the cast of supporting characters is wonderful - not merely human ("'What possessed you to do something so dangerous?' Poultry, mostly', I admit."). Original description that takes the reader all the way to 1793 France but never gets in the way of the pace of the narrative and a st [...]


  • Vonprice

    This is a delightful story based on the struggles of the Montgolfier family to win the race to create a hot air balloon, to satisfy the command of King Louis XVI. It was written by one of my favourite authors, Emma Carroll, based on a story idea which won Chicken House's "big idea" competition.As always, Emma has used her unique talent to create an entirely believable voice for her main protagonist, and weaves a spell-binding tale that transports you back to 18th century France. From the first p [...]


  • Jade Louise

    Review originally shared on my book blog - Reading with JadeBorn from an idea by Neal Jackson, winner of Chicken House's The Big Idea Competition, Emma Carroll has written another marvellous middle grade book that transports you to another time, takes you on an adventure and enchants you with a medley of characters Including three animals in the case of Sky Chasers!As the story begins, we meet Magpie, an orphan girl living on the streets, as she is tasked with stealing a very important box from [...]


  • MrBReads

    A fun re-imagining of the first hot air balloon flight in the C18th, Sky Chasers tells the story of Magpie, a poor, black, female thief with the odds stacked against her. When a job goes wrong, she finds herself caught up in events bigger and better than she could ever have hoped.As I've said before, I'm a fantasy/adventure freak. As such, and despite my love of historical fact, I am not drawn so much to these kinds of books naturally. Carroll is, however, a writer of great experience and more t [...]


  • Steph

    I loved the science in this book and it would fit in perfectly with studying a forces topic. The characters are likeable and the story is one I wanted to read on. The first two chapters are delicious, which leads on for the rest of the book. I love Magpie and Coco, and I love that they have each other through thick and thin!


  • Lisa

    Historical adventure with a touch of mystery and lots of engaging characters- human and animal! 🐓🐏🐤


  • Penny

    Loved it! A fantastic story.


  • Brindy

    I loved Emma's previous book Letters from the Lighthouse, so she had a tough act to follow, but with Sky Chasers she certainly managed to keep up the high quality of story telling. I loved the character of Magpie, and the adventure told about the Montgolfier's aim to fly a hot air balloon. Set against am historic setting again, the story unfolds with a couple of unexpected twists towards the end.Lovely story telling for any age, a definite 5 stars from me.


  • Vincent Ripley

    Emma Carroll's 'Sky Chaser' is an example of one of these books. Hatching into magical existence, it will appeal to the middle-grade fantasy audience or lovers of historically inspired fiction.This book is based on the winning idea submitted by Neal Jackson as part of the annual The Big Idea Competition. The story takes flight through the expert hands of Emma Carroll, a fantastic author of some really brilliant books in my opinion. The fantastic book cover has been produced by David Litchfield, [...]


  • Matt Davies

    Earlier this week, the Big Idea Competition 2018 launched. If you have an idea for a children’s story, this is your chance to see your idea turned into a novel by a recognised children’s author. That’s exactly what happened to Neal Jackson. Back in 2014, his idea The First Aeronauts won the inaugural Big Idea Competition. Fast-forward nearly 4 years and his idea has been published courtesy of author Emma Carroll and Chicken House Books.Jackson’s idea is a simple one: tell the story of th [...]


  • Danni Jervis

    A very clever, interesting factual event written by a master of historical fiction for kids.The entire novel feels very individual, the plot was concise enough that it didn't need to be elaborated on which made this books has a sense of being fully completed and an excellent stand alone. I love the inclusion of the Magpie poem for the protagonist in the separated parts, it added a sense of involvement for readers as much of story is told from the French perspective whose view of the English isn' [...]


  • Christine

    Loved it.


  • Katie Fellows

    A wonderful insight to the first balloon flight and life in pre-Revolutionary France. Fantastic characters and clever interplay with historical events will make this a firm favourite with readers.


  • Christina Reid

    Loved this, full review to come!


  • Lorraine

    Everything I want in children's fiction - strong female lead, focus on friendship and a bit of mystery. I also learnt some history along the way!


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