North of Nowhere

Liz Kessler

2014 Commended

CILIP Carnegie Medal

2014 Short-listed

The Brilliant Book Award

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Orion Children's Books


The sleepy seaside village of Porthaven hides a mystery...

Mia's grandad has vanished and nobody knows why. When Mia and her mum go to support her grandma, Mia makes friends with local girl, Dee. But why does Dee seem so out of reach? Why does she claim to be facing violent storms when Mia sees only sunny skies?

And can Mia solve the mystery and find her grandad before time and tide forever wash away his future?

A night of storms. A lifetime of secrets. A week to find the truth.

In the media
A gripping read, an atmospheric adventure with an imaginative and cleverly developed storyline ... A beautifully told adventure story

Devon Life


School Librarian

Another gripping novel by children's author Liz Kessler

Cornwall Life

Although it has magical elements, this first and foremost a story about friendship and families

Book Trust