Raiders' Ransom (Hardcover)
Chicken House, 9780545142977, 334pp.
Publication Date: December 1, 2009
Winter 2009 Kids' List
— Ellen Davis, Dragonwings Bookstore, Waupaca, WI
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It's the 22nd century and, because of climate change, much of England is underwater. Poor Lilly is out fishing with her trusty sea-cat when greedy raiders pillage the town--and kidnap the prime minister's daughter. Her village blamed, Lilly decides to find the girl. Off she sails, in secret. And with a ransom: a mysterious talking jewel. "If I save his daughter," Lilly reasons, "the prime minister's sure to reward me." Little does Lilly know that it will take more than grit to outwit the tricky, treacherous piratical tribes!