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Children's Book of the Month

A reason to read...

'Fizzling with ideas, (The Light Thieves is) a wildly imaginative adventure which reads like a blockbuster movie.' - Christopher Edge

'The Light Thieves is a feast of fun, fiction, fantasy and fear. Opens with a bang and never lets up until the last page. I loved it.' - Eoin Colfer

The Light Thieves: Search for the Black Mirror - Helena Duggan

The second adventure in the gripping and mysterious eco-adventure series The Light Thieves from Helena Duggan, bestselling author of A Place Called Perfect. Only kids can save the world. The sun's light is being stolen. It's a catastrophe for the planet and every living thing on it! Friends Grian, Jeffrey and Shelli are desperately trying to work out how it's happening. They know tech genius Howard Hansom is behind the theft and they're determined to stop him. But they can't use any of Hansom's smart technology in their quest as it will track them wherever they go. The three young heroes need to find a strange black mirror to help them save the sun. Time is running out. Can kids really save the world?


Meet the Author

Helena Duggan

Helena Duggan is a children's author, graphic designer and illustrator from Kilkenny, a medieval town in Ireland, which was the inspiration for A Place Called Perfect. This series, which was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2018 and won the Crimefest Book Award, has now sold over 230,000 copies in the UK and been translated into 13 languages. Her most recent, The Light Thieves is a clever, quirky and hugely imaginative eco-thriller series, described by Artemis Fowl author, Eoin Colfer as ‘a feast of fun, fiction and fear’ and by the i newspaper as ‘timely and exciting’.

Helena writes in a treehouse built by her husband Robbie and his brother in the bottom of their garden. She lives in a small house with Robbie, their daughters Jo and Bobbie and dog Tinker.

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