Cosima Unfortunate Steals A Star - Cosima Unfortunate Book 1 (Paperback)
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Cosima Unfortunate Steals A Star - Cosima Unfortunate Book 1 (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages
Published: 25/05/2023
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Waterstones Says

Vivid, exciting and beautifully realised, Noakes' page-turning period romp focuses on a group of resourceful disabled children and their daring heist to steal a priceless gem.

Exciting, funny, moving - and featuring joyous and authentic disabled representation - Cosima Unfortunate Steals a Star, is the middle-grade debut of 2023.

Cosima Unfortunate has spent all her life at the Home for Unfortunate Girls - a school where any disabled children, or children deemed different, are sent, whether their families want it or not. It is there that she meets her friends - Pearl, Mary and Diya - and they start to practise mini heists involving the theft of cakes, biscuits and other sweet goodies.

But when Cos finds out that Lord Francis Fitzroy, the explorer behind the Empire Exhibition, is planning to adopt them, she and her friends plot the biggest heist of their life. Instead of fondant fancies, they're going to steal Fitzroy's prized tiara, containing the legendary Star Diamond of India! But, as they start preparing for the day, Cosima finds herself drawing ever closer to discovering the one secret she's always wanted to know - the truth about her parents...

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008579050
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

‘Intriguing and alluring’ Lemony Snicket, author of A Series of Unfortunate Events ‘Fun, adventure and mysteries to solve. A heartfelt hug of a book – I loved it’ Hannah Gold, award-winning author of The Last Bear ‘I adored this book – an utterly brilliant, page-turning read. Gorgeous and powerfully inclusive, with a supremely loveable cast of characters, you’ll be rooting for Cosima from her very first heist. Expect to have your heart stolen!’ Aisling Fowler, author of Fireborn ‘Cosima Unfortunate is an utterly sparkling adventure, featuring a brilliantly clever group of friends helmed by a courageous, determined heroine – a must read!’ Ravena Guron, author of The Thief of Farrowfell and This Book Kills ‘A cracking heist adventure full of supportive friendships and unlimited hope. I already can’t wait to be reunited with Cos & Co.’ Clare Povey, author of The Bastien Bonlivre Adventures 'Full of adventure, warmth, and rich historical detail' Natasha Hastings, author of The Miraculous Sweetmakers ‘By stars, I loved this book. Cosima Unfortunate Steals a Star is a rompy historical heist with a cast of furiously brilliant and disabled kids, alongside solving the mystery of who Cosima’s family are. Full of fun and memorable characters but also shines light on the way history has treated disabled children’ Lizzie Huxley-Jones, author of Vivi Conway and the Sword of Legend ‘A real treat’ The Bookseller ‘A diamond heist, a quest and a touching tale of friendship all in one captivating, inclusive story’ The i

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Lizzie | @littlehux

“A rompy historical heist packed with disabled characters”

By stars, I loved this book. Cosima Unfortunate Steals a Star by Laura Noakes is a rompy historical heist with a cast of furiously brilliant and disabled kids, alongside solving the mystery of who Cosima’s family are.... More

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“A beautifully told story full of representation and fun”

Laura’s debut novel is definitely a page turner - filled with earnest characters and many twists and turns that both children and their parents will enjoy

This book is genuinely heart-warming, and will provide... More

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“A whirlwind ride of clever inventions, beautiful friendships and a magnificent story!”

At the Home for Unfortunate Girls, Cosima—Cos for short—has lived all of her life within the confines of daily chores and schoolwork, sheltered away from society like the other girls at the home. They have been told... More

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