Timothy Noakes ("Moth")
13 cm x 20 cm 184 pp
Poppy was eleven when she met Moth and this story is what happened to them from then until, five years later, when she had Moth's baby.
She had always wanted a “really big adventure”
and it started when she met Moth.
turned horrid but she began to recover as part of a
new family: Moth’s.
Her new family was followed by a move to a new
country, a new language, a new school and new
friends. And a new brother? She was pleased to
discover Moth was not at all like a brother.
"When we lived in England and spoke English, although Moth also knew some French. By the time we started to write what became this book we lived in France but spoke mostly English to each other. Some bits of the book we wrote in French but the second half of our story (the really exciting bit) we recorded while talking to each other about our adventures. We spoke in an ancient language that has never been written down. You’ll find out how we learned it as you read our book."
By the time they were ready to turn their private story into a book that could be published, they were seventeen. It was difficult, but fun, to try and remember how they felt and thought when they were eleven or twelve. Maybe they have made their young selves seem more grown-up than they really were.
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