Sophie discovers a golden locket in an old treasure box that belonged to her grandmother's grandmother. When she falls asleep wearing the locket, she magically travels back in time to 1858 to learn the truth about the mysterious Charlotte Mackenzie. Daughter of a wealthy Scottish laird, Charlotte and her sister Nell live a wonderful life with their parents and animals. Then disaster strikes and it seems the girls will lose everything they love. Why were Charlotte and Nell sent halfway around the world to live with strangers? Did their wicked uncle steal their inheritance? What happened to the priceless sapphire - the Star of Serendib? With the magic of the golden locket, Sophie begins to unravel the mysteries. But how will her travels in time affect Sophie's own life?
About The Author
Belinda Murrell has worked as a travel journalist, technical writer, editor and public relations consultant. Her overseas adventures inspired her work as a travel writer for the WEST AUSTRALIAN newspaper and OUT and ABOUT WITH KIDS travel magazine. Her work has also appeared in the SUN HERALD, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH and SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. While Belinda studied Children's Literature at Macquarie University, her passion for children's books was reignited when she had her own three children and began telling and writing stories for Nick, Emily and Lachlan. After publishing the SUN SWORD trilogy, Belinda has been dreaming of 1850s Scotland to write THE LOCKET OF DREAMS while travelling around Australia with her family.
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 3 - 6
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st April 2009
Publisher: Random House Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.21