Maddy Rose lives in two worlds. A hundred years apart. In the same strange house built as an octagon. When a mysterious black cat leads her into its unknown attic, she meets Clare and his very sick sister Eva. Together Maddy and Clare jump into a money-making scheme in his uncle’s dangerous soap factory to buy a cure for Eva. But an unexpected tragedy befalls them. And then Maddy is pulled back into her own time to confront the premature birth of her own sister. Will Maddy be able to deal with hardships of two lives? Will the skills she learned in the past help her solve the problems of the present? Can the strange shape of the house make a difference? As the Girl from the Attic, Maddy must rise to the challenges of both worlds in order to find her own place in the life of the octagon.
Cover and inside illustrations by Edward Hagedorn
Target Age: 8 -12 years
Category: Fantasy/Time-travel, Historical, Family Dynamics, Coming-of-Age, Diseases Past & Present
Price: 14.99 CAD/12.99 USD
Publisher: Common Deer Press
The Girl From the Attic was The Uncommon Quest 2019 Silver Winner at Common Deer Press. The Kirkus Review of Books writes “Uncommon elements give this time-travel novel a charming spin.” You can read the full review here.
Available for purchase from:
Lighthouse Books, Brighton, Ontario
Let’s Talk Books, Cobourg, Ontario
Another Story Bookshop, Toronto, Ontario
Your local independent bookseller, or if all else fails, at Amazon
It is distributed in Canada and the United States by the National Book Network
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