New Release Books by Theresa Breslin

Theresa Breslin is the author of An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Castle Legends (2019), The Rasputin Dagger (2017), Caged (2016), Whispers in the Graveyard (2016) and other 84 books.

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An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Castle Legends

release date: Jul 18, 2019
An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Castle Legends
A Carnegie-medal winning author retells legends from some of Scotland''s most famous castles, in this sumptuously illustrated anthology by Kate Greenaway Medal-longlisted artist Kate Leiper.

The Rasputin Dagger

release date: Aug 10, 2017
The Rasputin Dagger
Shortlisted for the Historical Association''s Young Quills Award 2018 Russia, 1916. Nina Ivanovna’s world is in turmoil. Her only hope is to travel to St Petersburg, to escape the past and find a future. Stefan Kolodin is a medical student – young and idealistic, he wants change for Russia and its people. Amidst the chaos of a city in revolt, their lives collide. And a stormy relationship develops . . . full of passion and politics. But soon Nina is drawn in to the glamorous, lavish lives of the Russian royal family – where she begins to fall under the spell of their mysterious monk, Grigory Rasputin. The ruby-studded dagger he carries – beautiful and deadly – could save her and Stefan from a cursed life . . . or condemn them to it. ‘An outstanding writer – simply superb’ Independent

Caged

release date: Sep 01, 2016
Caged
Carnegie Medal winner Theresa Breslin explores the dangerous world of cage-fighting in this dark and powerful new novel. Escaping from a troubled home and struggling to survive on the streets, the abandoned tunnels of the London Underground are a perfect sanctuary for Kai. Along with other teenagers running from their pasts, he finds somewhere to belong in this strange community of outcasts. But Kai is now facing a very different kind of fight. Every night, led by the enigmatic Spartacus, the runaways must become cage fighters, each fight broadcast to the outside world via YouTube. With pay-per-view profits racking up, Kai and his friends hope to be able to start a new life. Yet treachery and danger are never far behind, and a new arrival threatens the order that Spartacus has worked so carefully to maintain. And then there is the looming finale, the last battle between Kai and his nemesis Leo: the Kill Fight . . .

Whispers in the Graveyard

release date: Feb 25, 2016
Whispers in the Graveyard
‘They want me to join them. All I have to do is to reach out to them . . .’ Solomon struggles in school. He is bullied by his teachers and let down by his parents. His only refuge is in the local kirkyard, among ancient graves that lie in the shadow of the rowan tree. But when workmen uproot the tree and a dark and terrifying power is unleashed. Will Solomon be able to save himself and the people he cares about from the terrible curse within? Whispers in the Graveyard won the Carnegie Medal and has been adapted as a play. This edition features a new cover by illustrator Thomas Flintham. ‘One of those rare books that makes you want to put your life on hold for as long as it takes to finish it’ – Independent

War Girls

release date: Jun 05, 2014
War Girls
As featured on BBC Radio 4''s Woman''s Hour. 1914: war has broken out across Europe and beyond. Nothing will ever be the same again for those caught up in the conflict. This collection of short stories explores how the First World War changed and shaped the lives of women forever. A courageous nurse risks her life at the Front Line; a young woman discovers independence and intrigue in wartime London; and a grief-stricken widow defends her homeland amidst the destruction of war. Through these and other tales, War Girls presents a moving portrait of loss and grief, and of hope overcoming terrible odds.

Divided City

release date: Jan 01, 2014
Divided City
A tale of two boys - one a Catholic, one a Protestant - whose attempt to help an outsider is set against the sectarian prejudices around them in Glasgow when the annual Orange Walks begin.

Ghost Soldier

release date: Jul 30, 2015
Ghost Soldier
"A thrilling, poignant story of hope and loss set during World War 1, from Carnegie Medal-winning author Theresa Breslin. Nobody believes in ghosts until they see one . . . The war has changed everything for Rob and Millie. Their father is missing in action and they are terrified they''ll never see him again. Then one night, deep in the woods, Rob and Millie see an eerie figure in the window of an abandoned house. But there''s no such thing as ghosts, is there?"

An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Mythical Creatures

release date: Jan 01, 2015
An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Mythical Creatures
"Mysterious selkies, bad-tempered giants, devious fairies, and even Loch Ness''s most famous resident--these are the mythical beasts of Scottish folklore. In the ... companion volume to ... An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales, ... Breslin brings together a ... collection of tales from across Scotland"--Amazon.com.

Arabian Nights

release date: Sep 04, 2014
Arabian Nights
Every dream has a Dream Master to control it. But Cy has such a vivid imagination that he has met his Dream Master and can travel with him through Time and Space to actually live his dreams. But what would happen if a character from Cy''s dream decided to come and live in his Time and Space? Well Cy''s about to find out. He''s accidentally conjured up the Princess Shahr-Azad from Ancient Arabia - creator of the 1001 tales of Arabian Nights. Cy and the Dream Master are keen to return the Princess back to her home, before she is discovered. Trouble is, the princess isn''t keen to go back. She''d much rather stay and enter the upcoming TV talent contest and she''s prepared to go to great lengths to get her own way. So begins a battle of wills (and imaginations) between the greatest storyteller of all time, and the timid but determined Cy. With flying carpets, Arabian dungeons and a trouble-making genie Cy''s fourth adventure with his Dream Master is as fast and funny as before.

Remembrance

release date: Mar 31, 2011
Remembrance
Scotland, 1915. A group of teenagers from two families meet for a picnic, but the war across the Channel is soon to tear them away from such youthful pleasures. All too soon, the horror of what is to become known as The Great War engulfs them, their friends and the whole village. From the horror of the trenches, to the devastating reality seen daily by those nursing the wounded, they struggle to survive - and nothing will ever be the same again. A powerful and engrossing novel about love and war, from Carnegie Medal-winning author Theresa Breslin.

Prisoner in Alcatraz

release date: Jan 01, 2008

The Traveller

release date: Jan 01, 2013
The Traveller
Long ago on a winter''s night, a Traveller stopped at the inn. He wanted to know the way to the Castle of Aleslan. Terrible things happened in the castle that night. The Traveller was never seen again. Now another traveller has stopped at the inn. What does he want? And what does he know about the son of Aleslan?

The Dragon Stoorworm

release date: Sep 15, 2014
The Dragon Stoorworm
Picture Kelpies combine brilliant traditional tales with utterly stunning artwork (it''s amazing to think that this is Matthew Land''s first picture book - the man has a bright future ahead of him!).'' - ReadItDaddy ''Beautiful books which are a great introduction to the folklore genre... Wonderful stories which will give children a real sense of Scottish culture.'' - Creative StepsThe Dragon Stoorworm was the very first, very worst dragon that ever lived. It was ginormous: almost as big as the whole of Scotland! The King of Scotland called for warriors to defeat the terrible dragon and save his daughter, the Princess Gemdelovely, from being eaten. But none who faced the dragon ever returned, until... Gentle Assipattle is no warrior, but maybe together, he and Princess Gemdelovely can free Scotland from the wrath of the Dragon Stoorworm. A lively retelling of thetraditional Scottish folk tale of the Dragon Stoorworm (or Mester Stoor Worm), which explains the origins of Scotland''s many islands, adapted for a young audience. Award-winning author Theresa Breslin''s story unfolds with wry humor while Matthew Land''s magical illustrations capture the fairy-tale beauty of Scotland. The Dragon Stoorworm is one of a range of picture books that bring classic Scottish folk and fairy tales to life for young children."|Theresa Breslin is the critically acclaimed author of over 30 books for children and young adults. She lives near Glasgow, Scotland. Her work has been filmed for television, broadcast on radio, and is read world-wide in many languages. Her novels have won many literary prizes including the Carnegie Medal. Floris Books published Theresa''s stunning story collection An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales, illustrated by artist Kate Leiper, in 2012.Matthew Land is an illustrator currently living in Edinburgh. Since graduating with a degree in illustration from University College Falmouth in 2012, he has interspersed his illustration with travelling the world. He is also the illustrator of The 12 Days o Yule."

Spy for the Queen of Scots

release date: Jun 06, 2013
Spy for the Queen of Scots
A young courtier is swept up into a web of intrigue and murder as she is tasked with being a spy for Mary, Queen of Scots.

Saskia's Journey

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Saskia's Journey
Saskia Granton is intrigued by an invitation to visit her mysterious great-aunt Alessandra up on the Scottish coast. It''s a chance to rediscover her lifelong love of the sea , but Saskia also slowly realizes how little she really knows about her roots. Somehow, she needs to understand the past if she is to find the direction she needs for her future. Just as the sea must eventually give up its bounty, so too her great-aunt must reveal the secrets of the past - the terrible toll of lives claimed by the sea, and the very personal tragedy that left Alessandra herself so isolated. Only then can Saskia break the cyclea

Starship Rescue

release date: Aug 01, 2006
Starship Rescue
Marc lives with a band of Outsiders on a distant planet but when he tries to find a way to outwit the planet''s evil leader, he encounters a problem with someone he thought he could trust.

Blair the Winner!

release date: Jan 01, 1997
Blair the Winner!
It''s not fair being in the middle. Blair has a pest for a baby brother and a bossy-boots for a big sister. But everyone stops nagging him when he saves the day on a disastrous camping trip. The storybook is aimed at children beginning to read alone.

An Interview with Theresa Breslin

release date: Jan 01, 1999

Prisoner of the Inquisition

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Prisoner of the Inquisition
Zarita, only daughter of the town magistrate, lives a life of wealth and privilege. Indulged by her parents, she is free to spend her days as she pleases, enjoying herself in the company of an eligible young nobleman, horse riding, or leisurely studying the arts. Saulo, son of a family reduced by circumstance to begging, witnesses his father wrongfully arrested and dealt with in the most horrifying way. Hauled off to be a slave at sea and pursued by pirates he encounters the ambitious mariner explorer, Christopher Columbus. Throughout his hardships Saulo is determined to survive - for he has sworn vengeance on the magistrate and his family. As Zarita''s life also undergoes harsh changes the formidable and frightening Inquisition arrives in the area, bringing menacing shadows of suspicion with acts of cruel brutality - and ultimately, amid the intrigues of the court of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand in the splendid Moorish city of Grenada, betrayal and revenge. From Carnegie medal-winning author Theresa Breslin comes this thrilling dramatic adventure set in fifteenth century Spain - when torture and turbulence reigned and people turned traitor to save themselves.

Duncan of Carrick

release date: Jan 01, 2000
Duncan of Carrick
Designed to fit the National Curriculum, this is part of the Longman Book Project. The project aims to enable teachers throughout the primary school to teach: language; fiction; and non-fiction.

Kezzie at War

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Kezzie at War
Kezzie''s life changes forever when a mining accident tears her village apart. Struggling to hold her family togther, she takes solace in her dreams of becoming a doctor, and in her growing friendship with a handsome young Irish boy, Michael. But then her little sister disappears - Kezzie must abandon everyting in her search for Lucy.

Mutant

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Mutant
"Good quality fiction for the seriously struggling reader aged from 12-16. The Bookseller Award-winning authors gripping and relevant stories Top quality, age-appropriate illustrations Stylish packagingInterest age 12 Reading age 7

Name Games

release date: Jan 01, 1997
Name Games
Jane hates her name - it''s just plain, dull and boring. When a new girl joins her class with a really fancy name, Jane decides it''s definitely the time to change her name to something more exciting. 5-8 yrs.

Dream Master Nightmare

release date: Aug 31, 2011
Dream Master Nightmare
When Cy visits a special Viking exhibition in York and looks at a glorious Viking helmet, he is horrified to suddenly find a face in the helmet - his Dream Master! The Dream Master is in terrible trouble, a prisoner of Eric Bloodaxe - a fearsome Viking chief. Only Cy can rescue him. But first he must enter his dreams again . . . This is the second terrific adventure involving Cy and the Dream Master and is just as packed with action and wit as the first title.

An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales

release date: Jan 01, 2012
An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales
Slithering stoorworms, mischievous brownies, fierce kelpies and magical selkies are exquisitely brought to life for children in Theresa Breslin''s enchanting tales and Kate Leiper''s otherwordly illustrations.

Alligator

release date: Feb 01, 2012
Alligator
Jono has a problem. He didn''t mean to buy an alligator, it just sort of happened. And now his mum is going to kill him if the alligator doesn''t get there first! Laugh-out-loud comedy adapted from the best-selling original novel by a well-loved author. A play with 8 parts, for older children but accessible to even the most struggling reader.
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