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The Truth About Verity Sparks

By Susan Green

**eBook Edition** Verity Sparks is good at finding lost things, but will she be able to uncover the truth about her own past?

London, 1878. Thirteen-year-old Verity Sparks has an extraordinary talent: she can find lost things just by thinking about them. When she joins the Confidential Inquiry Agency as a detective, she discovers there is a secret lurking in her own past and that unknown forces are working against her. Verity and her friends are soon in great danger. Who doesn’t want them to learn the truth about Verity Sparks? The Truth About Verity Sparks is a historical junior fiction novel by award-winning Australian author Susan Green. This murder mystery was an Honour Book in the 2012 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards. Read more of Verity’s investigations into the paranormal in Verity Sparks, Lost and Found and Verity Sparks and the Scarlet Hand. “An entertaining and breathlessly fast-paced melodrama, somewhat reminiscent of Dickens or Snickett … With its many twists and turns, this novel is great fun.” Magpies magazine “This is an intriguing English mystery that is dramatic and unpredictable … Social class, education, deceit, greed, jealousy, tragedy and happiness are intertwined with Verity’s psychic abilities to create a rich and complex story.” Reading Time magazine “Susan Green has written a story with a strong female heroine that is sure to engage both girls and boys. 4/5 stars.” Bookseller+Publisher

About the author

Susan Green grew up by the beach and in country Victoria. She always wanted to write and illustrate books, but gave away her art studies and teaching to concentrate on writing when she won a short story competition. She has published several children’s books, but The Truth About Verity Sparks is her first book with Walker Books Australia.

ISBN: 9781925081527
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia
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Release Date: May 1, 2014
Dimensions: 0 x 0mm, 304pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
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