Melbourne, 1879. Verity Sparks has found her father, but lost her psychic power – the ability to find things. Papa Savinov, eager for Verity to become a proper lady, sends her to an exclusive boarding school. But Verity is more interested in solving the mystery of the missing Ecclethorpe heiress. As the investigation deepens, danger and intrigue grow closer. Will Verity’s gift return before it’s too late?

Verity Sparks, Lost and Found is a historical junior fiction novel by award-winning Australian author Susan Green. The prequel, The Truth About Verity Sparks, was 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 and the Scarlet Hand.

“A lively and funny melodrama, full of twists and turns, suitably evil villains, confusions and misunderstandings. Verity is a delightfully self-reliant character … An entertaining read.” Magpies magazine

“This series has a fantastic leading character and a splendid supporting cast. The storylines are riveting and fast-paced, intelligent and extremely absorbing.” Buzz Words Books

“This is another exciting novel by Susan Green; Verity Sparks is a dynamic character with a real sense of adventure. Highly recommended.” ReadPlus

“A fantastic new detective adventure story from Australian author Susan Green. Verity Sparks is a likable and charismatic character who young boys and girls with a taste for history and adventure will love to read about.” Cereal Readers


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 was her first book with Walker Books Australia.


An entertaining adventure mystery rich with historical curiosities. Recommended for middle-primary readers.

Aussie Reviews

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