Ruth’s second book, The Messenger Bird, won and was shortlisted for many regional book prizes and was chosen by Book Trust UK to be part of the national ‘Book Buzz’ reading enrichment scheme in schools. Inspired by true events from World War II, and the critical race to break the Nazi Enigma Code, it has been a featured title at the famous Second World War headquarters, Bletchley Park.
The gripping children’s thriller, The Messenger Bird, is about modern day treachery set in the top secret Second World War codebreaking site. With a trail of secret clues to solve, and time running out fast, it’s the story of one boy’s frantic bid to save his dad.
WINNER: Oldham Brilliant Book Awards WINNER: Sefton Super Reads Book Award SHORTLISTED: Stockport, East Sussex, Warks. & Essex Book Awards NOMINATED: Redbridge Libraries Book Award
Nathan’s dad has been arrested for leaking military secrets. Now he faces life in prison.
But as Intelligence Officers drag him away, he tells Nathan to follow a trail – one that could prove his innocence.
The first clue is a letter, written during the Second World War. Nathan must uncover its meaning, or risk losing his dad for ever.
“Pacy and engaging!”BookTrust
“Absolutely fascinating… Completely thought provoking.”Books4Teens
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