Promise the Night by Michaela MaccollPromise the Night by Michaela Maccoll

Promise the Night

byMichaela Maccoll

Hardcover | December 30, 2011

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Immediately compelling and action-packed, this carefully researched work of historical fiction introduces young readers to the childhood of the famous yet elusive Beryl Markham, the first person to fly solo from England to North America. As in her debut novel, Prisoners in the Palace , MacColl propels readers into a multilayered story with an unforgettable heroine and evocative language that brings the backdrop of colonial British East Africa to life. A fascinating read for anyone with a thirst for adventure.
Michaela MacColl studied multi-disciplinary history at Vassar College and Yale University, which turns out to be the perfect degree for writing historical fiction. She lives with her husband, two daughters, and three extremely large cats in Connecticut. This is her first book.
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Title:Promise the NightFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 8.5 × 6 × 1 inPublished:December 30, 2011Publisher:CHRONICLE BOOKSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:081187625X

ISBN - 13:9780811876254

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A compelling tale" - Scholastic Parent and Child"With action and a very plucky heroine, this book will appeal to young women and men alike." - Library Media Connection"Unique historical novel about one tenacious girl." - School Library Journal, starred review"Maccoll vividly portrays her headstrong protagonist" - Booklist"Fluid prose elucidates a life much stranger than fiction." - Kirkus Reviews Starred Review"Fascinating novel about a remarkable woman's childhood. ' - VOYA: Voice of Youth Advocates"