Stoneheart by Charlie Fletcher
Stoneheart, the first book in the Stoneheart trilogy by Charlie Fletcher features a cast of three main characters. George, a 12 year old boy, has a hard home life. His father died in a car accident, his mother is a self-absorbed actress who is physically and emotionally absent most of the time, and he’s a social outcast at school. When he gets unfairly blamed for an accident on a school field trip, he lashes out by breaking the head off a stone dragon carved on the outside of the museum. And then the pterodactyl carved next to the dragon comes to life and starts chasing him. George has dropped into UnLondon, and into the middle of an ongoing war between the taints — the statues of gargoyles and monsters and such — and the spits — the human statues — that dot London. Joined in his adventure by the acerbic Edie — a y... Read More
Charlie FletcherCharlie Fletcher began by studying an MA in English Literature at St Andrews, Scotland. From there he went on to work for the BBC before going to the University of Southern California School of Film and Television in Los Angeles to study screenwriting. He lived and worked in America for seven more years before returning to live in Scotland. Charlie has written for TV, film and also done a spot of journalism now and again, before turning his hand to write Stoneheart — his first novel for children. Charlie Fletcher lives and writes in Edinburgh with his wife, two children and a terrier called Archie.
Stoneheart — (2006-2008) Ages 9-12. Publisher: Deep in the City something had been woken, so old that people had been walking past it for centuries without giving it a second look!’ When George breaks the dragon’s head outside the Natural History Museum he awakes an ancient power. This prehistoric beast, sentry-still for centuries, hunts him down with a terrifying wrath. And this is just the beginning! The taints and spits — statues with opposing natures — are warring forces; wreaking deadly havoc on the city landscape. The World War One gunner offers protection of sorts; and the wisdom of the Sphinx is legendary. But George and his companion Edie are trapped in a world of danger. And worse — they are quite alone. The rest of London is oblivious to their plight. This epic adventure exposes forces long-layered in the fabric of London. After entering its richly original and breathtaking world, the city streets and skyline will never again seem the same!
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Stoneheart by Charlie Fletcher
Far Rockaway — (2011) Young adult. Publisher: Cat Manno and her grandfather Victor made a pact that one day, just for the hell of it, they’d take the subway and stay on the A-train until the very end of the line where the last narrow spit of land runs out into the ocean at Far Rockaway. This isn’t that day. On the first page Cat is knocked down by a speeding fire truck whilst crossing 55th St and 3rd Ave in Central Manhattan. She wakes up in a world made from all the books her grandfather used to read to her, peopled by some of the most memorable heroes of classic adventure fiction, brought vividly back to life. Cat must earn their friendship and help as she begins an odyssey and epic quest to find the mythic Castle at the World’s End. And the name of that distant, mythic, wave-tumbled fastness? It is, of course, the castle of Far Rockaway… If you enjoy reading good books; swashbuckling adventures with sword fights and pirates – then Far Rockaway is the book for you. Join Cat as she embarks on the journey of a lifetime …