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How to Be True


FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: £7.99 PAGES: 256 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 07/07/2022 ISBN: 9781782693277

How to Be True

Daisy May Johnson

Pushkin Children's Books

The irrepressibly charming sequel to the 'truly marvellous' (Independent) How to Be Brave: a rip-roaring tale of rebellious girls, Parisian adventures and many more biscuits.

Edie was born to a family of troublemakers. When her activist parents leave Paris to protest around the globe, her grandmother decides it's time she became a proper young lady and so sends her to the School of the Good Sisters. But to Edie's surprise, the nuns at the school teach genuinely useful things, like how to build a perfect library, cater for midnight feasts and make poison darts, and mischievous Edie feels right at home. When a school trip to Paris is planned, she worries about returning to the strict order of her grandmother's chateau - but things are not as she left them. Soon Edie and her rebellious friends are caught up in a mystery involving a precious painting, secrets from her grandmother's past and a very persistent burglar...

Selling Points

  • The sparklingly witty follow-up to How to Be Brave, which was a hit with media, booksellers and young readers.
  • A bracingly fresh adventure story rooted in children's classics, with a courageous heroine - akin to Murder Most Unladylike or a 21st-century Malory Towers.
  • Author Daisy May Johnson is deeply rooted in the children's book world and is an eloquent speaker on the importance of inspiring young readers.


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