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Dear Scarlett

by Fleur Hitchcock (author)

Suitable for 9 - 11 years

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Scarlett knows nothing about her dead father except what she can learn from the cardboard box of objects he left her. Piecemeal clues that she sifts through, dreaming of answers, trying to guess at his story. Desperate to learn the truth, Scarlett and her friend, Ellie, go on a hilarious (and sometimes scary) journey of discovery, following the clues and always remembering to ‘keep looking up’. Was Scarlett’s dad a thief? Was he a spy? And what does it mean to be his daughter? A funny and poignant story about a young girl’s quest to make sense of what it means to be left behind.

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Nosy Crow Ltd

Date published

February 7th, 2013

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.5; Middle years; 6.0 points




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  1. Roodieroo
    on 9 March 2014

    I think this is a great book

  2. Rumaitha12
    on 9 March 2014

    This book is awesome and i like it.

  3. bookaholic202
    on 6 March 2014

    scarlett is trying to be what her dad wanted her to be.

  4. nastyboots
    on 10 February 2014

    this book was so funny especially the bit about the penguins when the escape from the zoo

    5out of 5
  5. scarlettjenny2412
    on 23 April 2013

    I think that this is a great book

  6. ilovegoldfish
    on 1 April 2013

    Dear Scarlett is a brilliant way to bring crime into a book, without to much violence. It has a twist, iviting school, family and friendship into the book-to make it feel much lighter.

    4out of 5
  7. Amstcle
    on 28 March 2013

    Sounds cool wanna read so badly saw it in Library but was’nt so sure. I am now though

    5out of 5
  8. xxChocolateBoxGirlxx
    on 8 March 2013

    I really enjoyed this book, The book helped me to learn more about Mike Huckabee. The more I read the more I was really in to the book.I liked it because Mike Huckabee offers so many great aspects of life.Full of mystery.Absolutely perfect <3

    5out of 5
  9. natashakrywald
    on 7 March 2013

    my dads dead to so i could really connect with her charecter

  10. ellie-melay27
    on 5 March 2013

    this was really good book! i recommend this book to people who love mysterys

  11. lap312i
    on 4 March 2013

    i love scary books with mystery. i just can’t help it

  12. millie1183
    on 4 March 2013

    i have not actually read this book yet but it sounds great and really mysteriouse i think i might just have to read it .

  13. stupendousteen
    on 4 March 2013

    this book sounds really great. i would like to read it to find out more about scarlett.

  14. a11timehorses
    on 4 March 2013

    I really want to read this book. It looks amazing.