Elizabeth Wein - Author

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Elizabeth Wein was born in New York, and grew up in England, Jamaica and Pennsylvania. She is married with two children and now lives in Perth, Scotland. Elizabeth is a member of the Ninety-Nines, the International Organization of Women Pilots. She was awarded the Scottish Aero Club's Watson Cup for best student pilot in 2003 and it was her love of flying that partly inspired the idea for Code Name Verity.

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Firebird

Firebird

Author: Elizabeth Wein Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/08/2018

Nastia is no traitor. She is a daring pilot, the daughter of revolutionaries, and now, as the Second World War descends on Russia, she must fight to save the glorious Motherland. But all is not as it seems, and when the battles begin, secrets are revealed and everything that she once knew is challenged... A thrilling adventure brimming with historical detail and powerful female characters. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 13+.

Star Wars: Die letzten Jedi

Star Wars: Die letzten Jedi

Author: Elizabeth Wein Format: eBook Release Date: 27/02/2018

Die New York Times-Bestsellerautorin Elizabeth Wein (Code Name Verity, Rose Under Fire) reist in die weit, weit entfernte Galaxis, um den Lesern die erschutternde Geschichte der wagemutigen Bomberpiloten und Techniker der Cobalt Staffel, einer besonderen Einheit des Widerstands, zu prasentieren. Ein packender Roman im direkten Umfeld zu Star Wars: Episode 8 - Die letzten Jedi.

Star Wars: Cobalt Squadron

Star Wars: Cobalt Squadron

Author: Elizabeth Wein Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/12/2017

Bestselling author Elizabeth Wein (Code Name Verity, Rose Under Fire) journeys to a galaxy far, far away to bring readers the harrowing story of the courageous bomber pilots and technicians of Cobalt Squadron!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Cobalt Squadron

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Cobalt Squadron

Author: Elizabeth Wein Format: eBook Release Date: 15/12/2017

New York Timesbestselling author Elizabeth Wein (Code Name Verity,Rose Under Fire) journeys to a galaxy far, far away to bring readers the harrowing story of the courageous bomber pilots and technicians of Cobalt Squadron!

The Pearl Thief

The Pearl Thief

Author: Elizabeth Wein Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

From the internationally acclaimed bestselling author of Code Name Verity comes a stunning new story of pearls, love and murder - a mystery with all the suspense of an Agatha Christie and the intrigue of Downton Abbey. Sixteen-year-old Julie Beaufort-Stuart is returning to her family's ancestral home in Perthshire for one last summer. It is not an idyllic return to childhood. Her grandfather's death has forced the sale of the house and estate and this will be a summer of goodbyes. Not least to the McEwen family - Highland travellers who have been part of the landscape for as long as anyone can remember - loved by the family, loathed by the authorities. Tensions are already high when a respected London archivist goes missing, presumed murdered. Suspicion quickly falls on the McEwens but Julie knows not one of them would do such a thing and is determined to prove everyone wrong. And then she notices the family's treasure trove of pearls is missing. This beautiful and evocative novel is the story of the irrepressible and unforgettable Julie, set in the year before the Second World War and the events of Code Name Verity. It is also a powerful portrayal of a community under pressure and one girl's determination for justice.

Rose Under Fire

Rose Under Fire

Author: Elizabeth Wein Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/02/2015

'Oh God! All those months of not being able to write! Of not being allowed to write. Knowing I'd be shot if I were caught.' Nominated for both the Costa Award and shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, Rose Under Fire tells the thrilling story of one young ATA pilot's unforgettable journey through World War Two. Rose Justice is a young American ATA pilot, delivering planes and taxiing pilots for the RAF in the UK during the summer of 1944. A budding poet who feels most alive while flying, she discovers that not all battles are fought in the air. An unforgettable journey from innocence to experience from the author of the New York Times bestseller, Code Name Verity. From the exhilaration of being the youngest pilot in the British air transport auxiliary, to the aftermath of surviving the notorious Ravensbruck women's concentration camp, Rose's story is one of courage in the face of adversity. Elizabeth Wein is a leading voice in young adult historical fiction. Look out for her other books Code Name Verity and Black Dove, White Raven. Fans of The Book Thief and Carmen Reid's Cross My Heart will love this. Elizabeth Wein was born in New York, and grew up in England, Jamaica and Pennsylvania. She is married with two children and now lives in Perth, Scotland. Elizabeth is a member of the Ninety-Nines, the International Organization of Women Pilots. She was awarded the Scottish Aero Club's Watson Cup for best student pilot in 2003 and it was her love of flying that partly inspired the idea for her bestselling, award-winning novel Code Name Verity. Praise for Code Name Verity: It does more than stick with me. It haunts me. I just can't recommend it enough Maggie Stiefvater, bestselling author of Shiver I was bereft when I finished it Jill Mansell It's about friendship and bravery, loyalty and love, and will most definitely leave you sobbing The Bookseller This is a remarkable book Daily Mail

Divergent Thinking YA Authors on Veronica Roth's Divergent Trilogy

Divergent Thinking YA Authors on Veronica Roth's Divergent Trilogy

Author: Elizabeth Wein, Maria Snyder, Dan Krokos Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/03/2014

Veronica Roth's Divergent trilogy (Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant) has captured the hearts and thoughts of millions of readers. In Divergent Thinking, YA authors explore even more of Tris and Tobias' world, including: * What Divergent's factions have in common with one of psychology's most prominent personality models * The biology of fear: where it comes from and how Tris and the other Dauntless are able to overcome it * Full-page maps locating all five faction headquarters and other series landmarks in today's Chicago, based on clues from the books * Plus a whole lot more, from why we love identity shorthand like factions to Tris' trouble with honesty to the importance of choice, family, and being brave With a dozen smart, surprising, mind-expanding essays on all three books in the trilogy, Divergent Thinking provides a companion fit for even the most Erudite Divergent fan. Contributor list: Elizabeth Wein Maria V. Snyder and Jenna Snyder V. Arrow Jennifer Lynn Barnes Mary Borsellino Rosemary Clement-Moore Debra Driza Julia Karr Dan Krokos Elizabeth Norris Janine K. Spendlove Blythe Woolston

Sunbird

Sunbird

Author: Elizabeth Wein Format: eBook Release Date: 17/12/2013

A deadly plague rages through Aksum, and only one boy can uncover the traitor who spreads the disease and threatens to destroy the kingdomTelemakos, a descendant of both British and Aksumite rulers, has always been an outcast, but his resolve, loyalty, and bravery have never failed his royal heritage. When a plague spreads through the kingdom of Aksum, his aunt Goewin, British ambassador to Aksum, calls upon Telemakos to travel to the Afar desert and discover who has been a traitor to the crown, spreading the plague through the shipment of salt from port to port.Traveling in disguise as a deaf-mute slave, Telemakos is captured and subjected to cruelty and suffering. Now more than ever, he must call on his extraordinary courage and his gift for silencefor if he fails, it will cost him his life.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Elizabeth Wein including rare images from the author's personal collection.

Lion Hunter

Lion Hunter

Author: Elizabeth Wein Format: eBook Release Date: 17/12/2013

Telemakos may have survived his capture in Afar, but his dangerous journey is far from over . . .Twelve-year-old Telemakosthe descendant of British and Aksumite royaltyis still recovering from his ordeal as a government spy in the Afar desert, where he uncovered the traitor who spread the plague through Aksum. But before Telemakos is fully healed, tragedy strikes. For their own safety, Telemakos and his infant sister, Athena, are sent to live with Abreha, the ruler of Himyara longtime enemy turned ally of the Aksumites. Telemakos's aunt Goewin, British ambassador to Aksum, warns him that Abreha is kind but dangerous. Telemakos promises he will be mindfulbut he does not realize just how serious Goewin's warnings will prove to be.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Elizabeth Wein including rare images from the author's personal collection.

Empty Kingdom

Empty Kingdom

Author: Elizabeth Wein Format: eBook Release Date: 17/12/2013

Imprisoned by Abreha and forced to help plan Aksum's invasion, Telemakos desperately tries to regain his freedomTelemakos, descendent of British and Aksumite royalty, has been accused of treason by Abreha, ruler of Himyar, and imprisoned on the upper levels of his twelve-story palace. Not only is Telemakos forbidden to see his beloved younger sister, Athena, but he is also forced to reproduce Aksumite maps in order to help Abreha plan an invasion. Lacking any way to communicate with his family in faraway Aksum, Telemakos must use all of his subtle talents to regain his freedom.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Elizabeth Wein including rare images from the author's personal collection.

Winter Prince

Winter Prince

Author: Elizabeth Wein Format: eBook Release Date: 09/07/2013

Brave Medraut is a fitting heir to the thronebut he can never be kingin this fantasy retelling of the legend of Mordred from the author of Code Name Verity. Medraut is the eldest son of High King Artos, and would-be heir to the British throneif not for an unfortunate circumstance of birth. Instead, his weak and unskilled half-brother, Lleu, is chosen as successor. Medraut cannot bear the thought of being ruled by the boy who has taken what he believes is rightfully his. Consumed by jealousy, he turns to Morgause, the high king's treacherous sister, who exploits Medraut's shame and plots to take over the throne. But when Medraut discovers Lleu's inner strength and goodness, he finds his battle is not just with the kingdom, but with the demons inside himself. Now he must choose where his allegiances truly lie. Perfect for readers of Robin McKinley and Jane Yolen, The Winter Prince is an ';engrossing' novel that ';fantasy lovers and devotees of Arthurian legends will enjoy,' from an author who has won honors ranging from the Carnegie Medal to the Edgar Award (Booklist). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Elizabeth Wein including rare images from the author's personal collection.

Coalition of Lions

Coalition of Lions

Author: Elizabeth Wein Format: eBook Release Date: 09/07/2013

Caught between two kingdoms, Princess Goewin must balance the demands of leadership with those of her own happinessWith her own kingdom in upheaval and her vicious aunt out for blood, Goewin, princess of Britain and daughter of High King Artos, flees to the British-allied African kingdom of Aksum. There, she meets with her fiance, Constantine, Britain's ambassador to Aksum, who is next in line for the throne of Britain. But Aksum is undergoing its own political turmoil, and Goewin soon finds herself trapped between two countries, with the well-being of each at stake. When she learns of another heir to the British throne, she must handle the precarious situation with great carefor the sake of her own happiness as well as for the safety of her people.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Elizabeth Wein including rare images from the author's personal collection.

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