«Daughters of Stone» by Lucy Strange is a WW2 mystery entwined with magic and myth, following the story of a small and unnoticed girl who lives in a lighthouse. Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, it is a haunting wartime tale with unforgettable characters.
Our Castle by the Sea by Lucy Strange is a captivating and haunting wartime tale that will leave readers spellbound. Set in England during World War II, the story follows a young girl named Pet who lives in a lighthouse with her family. Her world is turned upside down when war breaks out, and she is forced to confront her fears and the harsh realities of life on the frontline.
What makes this book truly unique is the way it weaves in elements of magic and myth, bringing to life an unforgettable legend of the Daughters of Stone. The characters are deeply human and relatable, and as a reader, you can’t help but root for Pet and her family as they struggle to stay together and survive.
The writing style is beautiful and evocative, transporting you to a different time and place. The story is both poignant and uplifting, filled with adventure, atmosphere and intriguing characters. It’s no wonder that Our Castle by the Sea has won the Historical Association Young Quills Award 2021 and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2020.
Overall, Our Castle by the Sea is a must-read for children aged 9-12 years and also a great book to introduce young readers to the values of courage, resilience, and family. It’s a book that will stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page.