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The Poisoned Honey Cake by Caroline Lawrence
Orion ISBN 9781444004564

Threptus is the apprentice of the soothsayer Floridius. He is trying to find information to help his master who fears he is losing his power of seeing into the future. Threptus angers the gods when he eats a honey cake that has been left as an offering to them. And he is poisoned - as well as already being nearly starved. Will he be able to survive this latest disaster? This is a brilliantly written story that is action-packed and very funny - as well as being historically accurate. It is exciting and entertaining and will appeal to boys and girls alike.

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The Abduction by John Grisham
Hodder ISBN 9781444731842

Theo Boone is the son of two lawyers and at the age of 13 he has already acquired an amazing knowledge of the law. However the issue here is personal to Theo as his best friend April has disappeared from her home in the middle of the night and this time even Theo doesn't have any answers. Will his powers of investigation be enough to discover what exactly has happened to April? This adventure in the fantastic Theodore Boone series is fast-moving and full of suspense. It may well have you on the edge of your seat.

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