Author:

Natasha Farrant

Book Cover - Voyage of the Sparrowhawk

Voyage of the Sparrowhawk

It is a difficult task to pen a properly gripping adventure story for children, and yet something often attempted by writers, particularly those new to the world of children’s books, unaware that ‘cool stuff happening’ is not quite enough to make a book work. A careful balance must be struck between reality and whimsy – different for every novel but something an author must calibrate precisely.

Book Cover - Voyage of the Sparrowhawk

Voyage of the Sparrowhawk

It’s 1919, a few months after the end of World War I. Ben’s brother is believed to be missing in action in France, and unless he returns, Ben will be sent back to the orphanage. Boarding school awaits Lotti due to the orders of her cruel aunt and uncle. When the two meet, they hatch a plan to cross the Channel to France on Ben’s barge, the Sparrowhawk, in search of family and a place to call home.