Rebellion in the Village

Rebellion in the Village

8-12 years

An adventure  novel about a family torn in two by injustice, tragedy and war. Follow the adventures of 14 year old Leon in Revolutionary France as he flees to the forest and meets a band of young agitators plotting rebellion…

The pacing is breathless and draws the reader through the story, desperate to find out what will become of Leon.’ – Eoin Colfer, Laureate na nÓg, author of the Artemis Fowl series

‘Rebellion in the Village is well worth the read, not only for the enjoyment of the novel itself, but also as a reminder of the terrific potential of our budding creators.’ – Emily Daly, The Looking Glass Magazine

I would recommend this book because it is fast-paced and exciting. You really want to find out what happens to Leon and Louis. The book was of a high standard and inspired me to write my own stories.‘  – Daniel, 5th Class, Taunagh NS, Sligo

Authored by children from Scoil Ursula, Sligo, with writer Mary Branley
Edited by Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership
1st edition (2013)

Paperback: 72 pages
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 21 x 0.7 cm

ISBN-10: 1902432878
ISBN-13: 978-1902432878

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.

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