Rose of No Man’s Land

This second time-shift novel featuring plucky Rosie Sands finds her transported to the trenches of WW1, where she meets Nurse Edith Cavell and learns how she aided British soldiers to escape from the Germans. The horrors and hardships of the trenches are effectively recreated and Rosie demonstrates inner strength and resources when needed.

She grows in confidence as the story progresses, helped by a romantic interest, but the true strength of this short novel is its demonstration how children like Rosie, who are struggling in school can be strong, resourceful and very capable. Another exciting and edgy read from this innovative and important publisher which specialises in short books for older children who are reluctant readers, dyslexic or struggling to read.