She's only thirteen, but she's endured a lifetime of saga. A motherless daughter. A father finding it hard to cope. An existence bent on heading in the wrong direction. This is a page-turning historical fiction for children aged 8-12. Declared unputdownable by many a middle-grade reader!
What would you do if you had to become a maid at thirteen and work for a nasty housekeeper? After her mother dies, all that twelve-year-old Anya can do is helplessly watch as her once loving father turns to drink.
The next year, her family hits a new low and Anya is forced to travel from Cardiff to London to become a scullery maid at the Tippets House, under the watchful eye and cruel hand of Mrs. Axton, the housekeeper. Spirited and bright, Anya quickly makes new friends... and some bitter enemies too. Accused of something she didn’t do, Anya has to clear her name fast – and yet, she can’t stop thinking about her old life. Will she ever find a loving family and a place to belong again, or is she condemned to a life of drudgery forever?An absolute gem of a book for middle graders
Told from Anya’s perspective, Sagas of Anya will take you on the gripping, heartbreaking journey of a Victorian girl determined to survive all hardships and carve her own piece of happiness. Grab it now, and you won’t be able to put it down until you’re finished!
This listing is for a sample chapter of the book Sagas of Anya by Kirsten Mbawa