The Sky Over Rebecca (Paperback)Matthew Fox (author)
A sensitively written time-slip debut from an exciting new voice in children's fiction, The Sky Over Rebecca focuses on the burgeoning friendship between modern-day Kara and a pair of Jewish child refugees from the Second World War.
There was a single trail of footprints, the first I'd seen all morning. They were fresh tracks, I saw, the edges of the impressions in the snow quite hard. Small feet. Like mine. Someone my age. Then they stopped.
When mysterious footprints appear in the Stockholm snow, ten-year-old Kara must discover where they've come from - and who they belong to. They lead Kara to Rebecca, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl, and her younger brother Samuel. Kara realises they are refugees - from another time, World War Two - and are trying to find their way home.
The grief and loneliness that Rebecca and Samuel have endured is something Kara can relate to - feeling like you're always on the outside looking in - and she finds herself compelled to help them. Through her eyes, we rediscover the magic that lies in the world around us, if only we have the courage to look for it.
Kara is a heroine for modern times: fragile but fierce, in this utterly compelling story from a stellar new voice in children's literature, Matthew Fox
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 28 mm
[an] uplifting story of compassion and courage - The Daily Express
compelling - The Telegraph
This is such a beautiful book - gripping and beguiling. - Michael Mann, author of Ghostcloud
A compelling debut - The Easter Review round up, April 2022 - Emily Bearn, The Telegraph
Winner of the Bath Children's Novel, this assured debut had me gripped - a highly atmospheric timeslip adventure with resonant themes of loneliness and courage - Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
I have reluctantly finished it - I didn't want it to end. It was such a beautifully-told story and I loved the mystery and the snowy setting. - Claire Fayers, author of The Accidental Pirates
Every character comes vividly to life in this extraordinary and memorable novel. Highly Recommended. - Joy Court, lovereading4kidsuk
Try not to hold your breath as you read this book for it wants to take it away with its thrilling story of two worlds colliding. - Armadillo Magazine
One of 2022's best books for children - Waterstones
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