When Art’s mother is accused of witchcraft and captured, she is determined to get her back – at any cost. A lyrical adventure with folklore at its heart.
Recommended for readers of 9-11 years.
A sumptuously imagined children’s debut ~ The Telegraph
A fast paced; single minded adventure… Female bravery is a given ~ The Observer
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The Forest of Moon and Sword by Amy Raphael
Twelve-year-old Art lives in a small village in Scotland. Her mother has always made potions that cure the sick, but now the townspeople say she is a witch. One cloudless night, Art’s mother is arrested and taken to England.
Art mounts her horse, taking a sword, a tightrope, and a herbal recipe book, and begins a journey through wild forests, using nature’s signs and symbols to guide her.
But will she spot the signs from the omens? Will she reach her mother, before it’s too late?