Publication Date: 07/07/2022 ISBN: 9781782693277 Category:

How to Be True

Daisy May Johnson

Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
Publication Date: 07/07/2022 ISBN: 9781782693277 Category:
Paperback / Softback




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…

Publisher Review

'Praise for How to Be Brave' - : 'This twisty tale is truly marvellous' - Independent, Children's Book of the Week 'Ridiculously loveable book alert... hilarious and completely endearing' - Clementine Beauvais, author of Piglettes 'How to be Brave is wonderful. It's a brilliantly funny and heartfelt middle-grade adventure that had me cheering, smiling, crying and craving a slice of victoria sponge. Think bake-off-meets-boarding-school with nuns and ducks. I loved it' - Sarah Baker, author of Through the Mirror Door

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