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Introducing a new heroine: eleven year old Ellie Booton. She's quirky, funny, a thinker, a doer and a bit of a worrier. Ellie's also a problem solver, but sometimes this gets her into a bit of bother.

Oh, and adventure is her middle name. (Not really, it's Edith!)

Thought-provoking reading, suitable for 9 to 99+ years.

 

 

 
 
 
Trouble at the Crab Shack Cafe
Ellie Booton's Journal, No. 1

Paperback: 136 pages
Also available on Kindle
ISBN: 978-0-9930984-3-7

Book size: 128.5mm   x 198.3mm
Published by Burdock House

"What can I tell you about the Crab Shack Cafe? Well, first of all it's not a shack and crab isn't on the menu. In fact, soon, it might not be a cafe at all, and that means one thing... DISASTER! PLUS - Eddie and Susannah have fallen out - Cooper and Abigail are hanging around with that ROTTEN Gilby Flynn - and Elsie's life seems to be falling apart. And would you believe it - our school project is ONLY to make the world a better place - as if we didn't have enough on our plates. We're all in BIG, BIG TROUBLE."

Trouble at the Crab Shack Café introduces a new heroine: eleven year old Ellie Booton; quirky, funny, a thinker, a doer, a bit of a worrier. And who wouldn't be? Moving with her family into her grandma's house by the sea means starting over: new school, new friends, new life. That's a tall order by anyone's standards.

Gilby Flynn casts a shadow over school and home life is a bumpy ride - but when Ellie teams up with Elsie, things start to look up. It's summer and the Crab Shack Café looks like it will be a haven - until things start to go horribly wrong. The weather is AWFUL. Seagulls screech, the wind howls, and there’s TROUBLE in the air. And who is the solemn boy in the blue jacket?

Atmospheric, thoughtful and heart warming, this funny story, told by Ellie, delves into life at its trickiest.

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The Lighthouse Code
Ellie Booton's Journal, No. 2

"The first time I saw a red flash I wasn't too worried - but red is a WARNING and I should have known better. BAD stuff was about to happen. I didn't know who and I didn't know why - but one thing was obvious - someone, somewhere was trying to get a message through. NIGHTMARE!

It's OK, you can read my journal. Just be careful not to make the same mistakes in your life... "

Paperback: 189 pages
Also available on Kindle
ISBN: 978-0-9930984-0-6
Published by Burdock House
Book size: 128.5mm  x 198.3mm
Reading age: 9 to 99+

Set at the seaside, this atmospheric mystery-adventure is narrated by eleven year old, Ellie Booton, a quirky kid who has never quite fitted in anywhere. Ellie’s world becomes complicated when the lighthouse flashes a coded message at the same time that her best friend, Elsie, becomes the focus of a bully. A sense of loyalty serves to isolate Ellie and her friends even more, unwittingly putting them all in harm’s way.

This thought-provoking, paced, and often funny story sees Ellie and her friends struggle to recognise the signs and signifiers of danger and of redemption, while the adults don’t seem to have their act together either. Hindsight is a wonderful thing and a learning curve is necessary sometimes, no matter how old you are.

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