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River of Ink: Genesis: Book 1

Helen Dennis, Bonnie Kate Wolf

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River of Ink, For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Interest age: from c 10 years, Fiction, Thrillers (Children's / Teenage)

In the heart of London, a mystery boy emerges from the River Thames.

In a race against time to discover his identity, who will triumph?

Introducing the first book in a new action-packed series full of adventure and mystery.

What if a teenage boy washed up on the banks of the River Thames, soaked to the skin and unable to explain who he is?

What if the only clue to the boy's identity is a sketch he made of a strange symbol?

Who would help him? Who would hunt him?

Who is River Boy?

When a mystery teenage boy emerges from the River Thames drenched, distressed and unable to remember anything about himself, he becomes the focus of worldwide media speculation. Unable to communicate, the River Boy is given paper and a pencil and begins to scribble. Soon a symbol emerges, but the boy has no idea why he has drawn it even thought it's the only clue to the mystery of his identity...

As the boy begins to build a new life under a new name, the hunt for his real identity begins.
A hunt which will lead him on a dangerous QUEST that he has only one year to complete ...

Introducing the first in a thrilling new series packed with adventure: this book has an illustrated narrative running through it, helping readers to solve the mystery alongside the characters in the story.

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Praise for River of Ink: Genesis: Book 1

  • '... plenty of action and adventure, mixed in with generous dollops of facts and information which will definitely appeal to readers who enjoy having their brains challenged as well as their imaginations.' - The Book Bag

  • ''readers who love to follow clues and solve a mystery will be addicted to this gripping adventure - LoveReading4Kids

  • 'This gripping thriller ... will have you on the edge of your seats. - TBK Magazine

  • Kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way. It was fantastic! - Written Dimension

  • meticulously planned and very well-written' - Carousel

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Helen Dennis

Helen Dennis was born in Brighton and loves living near the sea. Her mum gave her a library card when she was six weeks old which made her, at the time, Brighton Library's youngest member! She went to the library every Saturday morning ... to change her books and have a doughnut in the library cafe and by the age of seven she was sure she wanted to be a writer. Helen wrote her first (unpublished) book at the age of eleven. It was inspired by The Hobbit and set in outer space! As a student Helen volunteered at a boarding school for deaf children and at Brighton Deaf Centre. She also worked in a bookshop. After university Helen taught at the largest Junior School in Europe as Head of English and then Assistant Headteacher. Many of the characters in her stories are inspired by children she has taught but her biggest inspiration comes from her daughter, Meggie, who patiently listens to all her story ideas and also corrects her spellings! Helen loves chocolate, hates marmite and is still very keen on libraries and doughnuts.
Previous books include the Secret Breakers series written under the name H L Dennis, Book Three of which was nominated for the Carnegie Award.

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