Operation Eiffel Tower

by Elen Caldecott

Reading Age: 9+

Interest level: 9+

by Elen Caldecott

Lauren, Jack, Ruby and Billy live by the seaside with their mum and dad. But their parents are always arguing, and then their dad moves out. Lauren and Jack decide they have to get them together again.

And so begins Operation Eiffel Tower ... in which the four children try to raise money to give their mum and dad a treat in an attempt to make them happier. First they want to send their parents to Paris, but quickly realise they can never afford that, so instead they set up a dinner for two under the Eiffel Tower in the local crazy golf attraction. But will it get their parents talking again?

A funny and very moving story that tackles important issues with a light touch.


Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books

About the author

  • Elen Caldecott

    Elen Caldecott graduated with an MA in Writing for Young People from Bath Spa University and was highly commended in the PFD Prize for Most Promising Writer for Young People.


    Before becoming a writer, she was an archaeologist, a nurse, a theatre usher and a museum security guard. It was while working at the museum that Elen realised there is a way to steal anything if you think about it hard enough. Elen either had to become a master thief, or create some characters to do it for her - and so her debut novel, How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephant, was born. Kirsty Jenkins was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Prize and longlisted for the 2010 Carnegie Award.


    Elen lives in Bristol with her husband, Simon, and their dog.

    Elen Caldecott
    Elen Caldecott

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