“This novel is great fun!”
- Faber Academy
“A sheer delight. This fresh fantasy shimmers with sunny wit and warm-hearted charm.”
- Barbara Kyle, bestselling author of the Thornleigh Saga novels and
The Man from Spirit Creek
HOW DID one prickly, imperious schoolgirl—not particularly fond of children—become London’s most original nanny?
The Great War is over, but Marabel's father still has not come home. Soon to graduate from her mother's School for White-Blouse Professions in
Then the King sends her on a quest. Her mother gives her a magic heirloom and Marabel—dragging her 10-year-old brother Thomas with her—flies through time and space to retrieve the soldier who won the Great War's greatest medal. She is to bring him to a royal celebration at Stonehenge—in only two weeks!
So many monarchs to contend with: the King wants Marabel to bring back storied legends to help him celebrate. King Cobra from the London Zoo wants Marabel to free the animals. Angus the West Highland terrier wants to dethrone King Cobra and become King of the Beasts. And handsome artist Bharat Gupta wants to save Marabel from the mystery man following them.
“Take flight with the irrepressible Marabel on her magical mission for King and Country. You may never want to come home.” — Barbara Kyle, bestselling author of the Thornleigh Saga novels and The Man From Spirit Creek