Author(s): Andrew McNamara
International criminals are attempting to gain control of the world’s weather. A twelve year-old girl named Sybilla Dankworth is determined to stop them.
Sybilla’s parents died in strange circumstances when she was one year old. Since then, she’s been brought up by two uncles: her father’s brother George, who’s a transgender man, and her mother’s brother Martin, who’s a fussy, gay languages teacher. Sometimes, Sybilla is bullied at school because of her rainbow family.
One day, a card arrives containing a strange message. A new world is opens up for Sybilla. She learns of a secret spy organisation of which her uncles are a part, about cracking codes and how her parents really died.
Sybilla and her uncles travel to remote Queensland, intending to quietly gather information, but instead encountering theft and murder. When her uncles are held at gunpoint, Sybilla knows she must take action to save them.
Middle Grade (ages 8 to 12)