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Daring Darleen, Queen of the Screen

By Anne Nesbet

When a publicity stunt goes terribly wrong, twelve-year-old Darleen Darling, star of the silent film era, must defeat villains both on screen and off in this edge-of-your-seat adventure.

Lights! Camera! Kidnapping? It’s 1914, and Darleen Darling’s film adventures collide with reality when a fake kidnapping set up by her studio becomes all too real. Suddenly Darleen finds herself in the hands of dastardly criminals who have just nabbed Miss Victorine Berryman, the poor-little-rich-girl heiress of one of America’s largest fortunes. Soon real life starts to seem like a bona fide adventure serial, complete with dramatic escapes, murderous plots, and a runaway air balloon. Will Darleen and Victorine be able to engineer their own happily-ever-after, or will the villains be victorious?

  • An edge-of-your-seat historical adventure from the author of the critically acclaimed Cloud and Wallfish and The Orphan Band of Springdale
  • Drawing from her extensive knowledge as a professor of film studies, master world-builder Anne Nesbet weaves a dramatic and humorous tale of celebrity, crime, ambition, friendship, and coming into one's own
  • Ideal for the classroom, this historical novel brings 1914 America to dazzling life

About the author

Anne Nesbet is the author of the historical middle-grade novels Cloud and Wallfish and The Orphan Band of Springdale, as well as three fantasy novels for middle-graders. Her books have received numerous accolades, including multiple starred reviews and appearances on many best book and notables lists. A professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Anne Nesbet lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

ISBN: 9781536206197
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: June 1, 2020
Dimensions: 152 x 209mm, 368pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $26.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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