Arkie Sparkle is an easy, fun romp through history and geography.
The reader is required to make a few leaps of faith as improbable events abound, but, hey, there aren’t too many books for 7 -10 year readers that casually throw in Latin quotes or Confucious sayings.
Book 1: Code Crimson is out now published by Pan Macmillan Australia.
Book 2: Time Trap is due out next month.
Book 3: White Fright is due out in September.
Book 4: Ruby Red is due out in October.
Petra James is a pseudonym for “an emerging children’s author” as quoted from the Pan Macmillan title page. So he/she/they could be Australian, but I’m always a little disappointed when the author chooses anonymity.