A fast-paced fantasy adventure that will set your imagination soaring!
Twins Arthur and Maudie Brightstorm receive word in Lontown that their famous explorer father has died in a failed attempt to reach the southernmost point in the world. Not only that, but he has been accused of stealing fuel before he died! The twins don't believe the news, and they answer an ad to join a new attempt to reach South Polaris. It's their only hope of learning the truth ... and salvaging their family's reputation.
Published in the UK by Scholastic UK. Edited by Linas Alsenas.
Cover design by Jamie Gregory Scholastic UK and illustrated by George Ermos
Brightstorm published by Norton Young Readers in North America - hardback edition with illustrations
Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy, illustrated by George Ermos
Pub date: March 17, 2020
Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2019
The Bookseller Association’s Children’s Book of the Season - Spring 2018
Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards 2018
Longlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards
Due to be published in the US March 2020 by Norton Young Readers
Brightstorm is also published or due to be published in France by Auzou, Germany by ArsEdition, China by Arcadia, Russia, Greece, Poland and Georgia.