Adventures on Trains: The Highland Falcon Thief

(9 reviews with an average rating of 5 out of 5)

Publisher: Macmillan

When Hal reluctantly accompanies his Uncle Nat on the final journey of the Highland Falcon, an iconic royal steam train, he is anticipating a dull, uneventful trip - but Lenny, the train driver’s daughter, is a huge rail enthusiast and has stowed away, determined not to miss the experience of a lifetime. The two new friends have great fun exploring the train and observing the passengers, including an eccentric Countess with her five boisterous dogs, a glamorous film star and guests of honour, the royal prince and his wife.

As the train wends its way from London to Scotland, some priceless jewellery goes missing. Realising the thief must be on the train, Hal and Lenny decide to investigate, piecing together clues to try to identify the culprit.

This is the first book in the exciting Adventures on Trains series, ideal for independent readers who enjoy a good, old-fashioned mystery. The compelling tale is complemented throughout by wonderful black-and-white drawings, which bring the characters and vintage steam train to life.

More books like this

A Chase in Time

Author: Sally Nicholls Illustrator: Brett Helquist

Alex and Ruby hurtle back in time to 1912 when they topple through the ornate mirror of their great-aunt's house. This rip-roaring time-slip novel has a fast-paced plot and entertaining characters.

Read more about A Chase in Time

Clifftoppers: The Arrowhead Moor Adventure

Author: Fleur Hitchcock

This rip-roaring page turner about a group of strongminded young sleuths is reminiscent of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five series. Bursting with intrigue and excitement, it is ideal for confident young readers who enjoy traditional, wholesome adventure tales.

Read more about Clifftoppers: The Arrowhead Moor Adventure

Share this book with your friends

Use our Bookfinder to discover the perfect children's books for every age...