Uprooted from the 1960s tenements of Glasgow's tough Castlemilk, an 11-year-old Scots girl finds herself a stranger in an English village school. Befriended by the solitary son of a gamekeeper, her streetwise confidence soon complements his quiet country craft. Together they ride a rural rollercoaster of seasonal fun, seemingly raising the village ghosts on Halloween, running the gauntlet of local landowners and school bullies who dispute their stamping ground, and defying catastrophe when a runaway cart endangers Pearl's accession as village May Queen. The stories conjure the jeopardy of childhood, and the recurring insider-outsider conflict. Their constant theme is one of innocent loyalty and unselfishness, set against a social backdrop of the simple life of village folk. As Pearl succeeds in gaining acceptance, there grows a concomitant threat to her relationship with Dean, and the hint of a budding love story.
While the Thea Sisters are on a tropical vacation in the Bahamas, they stumble upon an old pirate map! It's related to a local legend. Could it lead to treasure?! The five mice venture onto the sparkling Caribbean Sea to follow the map... but someone else is trying to find the treasure first. It's a dazzling adventure!
An historic description of California, with events and ideas of San Francisco and its people in those early days. Published in 1894.
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