and the Great Fire
A Sizzling adventure story
for girls ages 9-12
Every kid has a spark. A light, a fizz, a flash of brilliance. And like every kid, Ellie Sparrow has all that spark – she knows HERO is an action word. Ellie’s story offers VIP access to London at a time that is both fascinating and heart breaking. You’ll get to eat the food of the time, find out how people lived and died, and meet a courageous woman who did business in a man’s world.
Finally, you’ll be whisked away to the court of King Charles II and learn his great dilemma. Will he be persuaded to stop the execution of an innocent man? Despite the wishes of powerful Londoners who are baying for blood.
I hope you enjoy reading Ellie’s first adventure as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Ellie Sparrow’s summer is heating up fast! This 12-year-old girl just stumbled upon an ancient secret which adds up to a whole lot of trouble. Now she must fulfill an age-old promise as she becomes helplessly swept up in lives and events surrounding the Great Fire of London.
Forced to live on her wits, Ellie will discover new friends and powerful enemies in the famous city of London. When the Great Fire catches hold, Ellie’s world will shift again. Difficult choices will have to be made, choices that will lead her to the court of King Charles II. Can Ellie’s presence be the key to saving the life of an innocent man?
I think my favorite Genre has always been Historical Fiction. Even as a kid I dove into books like John Jakes Kent Family Chronicles. The book we have here “ELLIE SPARROW and the GREAT FIRE OF LONDON” is just that. A Historical Fiction story for kids . I think boys and girls would like it even though it’s kind of geared towards girls. Now if I wasn’t a Yank from New York I probably would have known a little more about the Great Fire of London way back in the 1600’s .To be honest I really never heard of it.. So this book was a bit of a learning experience.
Our heroine in the story is an every day ordinary 12 year old girl named (you guessed it) Ellie Sparrow. Ellie is happily living in modern day London, when she is magically transported back in time one day before the great fire. She meets a few interesting people and quickly gets involved in their lives.
The story offers quite a bit of action and fun information about the times and how people lived back then. Certainly you learn about the fire.Where it started and how the city survived. Unfortunately you’ll also learn It seems politics may not have changed much in over 300 years. They authorities right away need someone to blame and tat creates an other mess for Ellie to get involved with.
It’s a great book for middle grade kids. It’s Education, not just about the fire but about helping others and finding the inner strength in your self to do so. Oh yeah a very fun read too!
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