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A coming-of-age novel for young adult readers

Poppy's Moth

Timothy Noakes ("Moth")

ISBN 978-19164631-1-0 13 cm x 20 cm 186 pp paperback

Price £7.50 (post-free in UK only - use your country's Amazon website for orders elsewhere)


Poppy had always wanted a “really big adventure” and it started when she met Moth. Things soon turned horrid but she began to recover as part of a new family: Moth’s.

Her new family moved 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."

Poppy was fascinated by the people who had lived in her new country – people who had left paintings in the caves more than 10,000 years ago. How would her adventure continue? Could it really have happened?

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.

Moth shared in her adventures and tells you all.




One of the bison paintings on the wall of the cave in Niaux. It was painted by one of the Clan that Poppy and Moth stayed with for a year. You can see it if you visit the cave 12,000 years later but visit the Niaux website first.



The cover shows the famous Venus of Brassempouy created by a stone-age artist about 12,000 years ago. It is one of very few figurines that show details of the head and face. It was a copy of this that Poppy gave to Moth as her "Baby Gift".

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Niaux bison Bison paintings in Niaux cave

Price £7.50 (post-free in UK only - use your country's Amazon website for orders elsewhere)


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