The Star of Kazan
Publisher: Macmillan Children's books
It is June 1897 and a baby girl is found abandoned in a tiny alpine church. Rescued by a Viennese cook, she is taken to the house of three eccentric professors, where she is raised by the servants and taught to ice cakes and polish floors to perfection. Then suddenly, her mother arrives to claim her...
This delightful title won a silver medal at the 2004 Nestle Children's Book Prize (age 9-11 category) and has been shortlisted for the 2004 CILIP Carnegie Medal.