Researched, written and illustrated by a team of 11 and 12 year old children in Scoil Ursula Primary School, Rebellion in the Village is set in Pockseaux in eighteenth century France, just as the Bastille is stormed and the injustices of life for poor people are everywhere to be seen. The story follows the adventures of 14 year old Leon, who is found at the scene of a robbery and flees to the forest. Here he encounters a band of rebels hiding from the law and plotting rebellion…
‘I thoroughly enjoyed reading Rebellion in The Village. It is an astonishing achievement for such young writers, but while they may be young they are certainly not immature. Rebellion is written to a very high standard indeed. The characters are well drawn and sympathetic while the historical detail is both accurate and evocative. The pacing is breathless and draws the reader through the story, desperate to find out what will become of Leon. I know how difficult it is to pull together a story of this length and keep it interesting and vital. Congratulations to all involved and as a reader I implore you all to keep writing.’ – Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl series, current Laureate na nÓg
What do children think of the novel? Read the reviews here.