It's the 22nd century and, because of climate change, much of England is underwater. Poor Lilly is out fishing with her trusty sea-cat when greedy raiders pillage the town — and kidnap the prime minister's daughter.
Her village blamed, Lilly decides to find the girl. Off she sails, in secret. And with a ransom: a mysterious talking jewel. "If I save his daughter," Lilly reasons, "the prime minister's sure to reward me." Little does Lilly know that it will take more than grit to outwit the tricky, treacherous piratical tribes!
* "Captivating...plot twists galore, spunky characters—a true page–turner." —Kirkus, starred review
- 8, 9, 10
- Interest Level
- Grades 3 - 7
- Grade Level Equivalent
- Lexile Measure
- Guided Reading
- Scholastic Inc.
- Adventure, Series, Science Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy