The Naughtiest Girl Saves the Day
When some school strawberry plants are vandalised, a lost shoe buckle at the scene of the crime leads straight to the Naughtiest Girl. The next night, as she's dropping off to sleep, someone shouts 'Fire!' - so Elizabeth jumps up and rings the fire bell. But there is no fire, and now Elizabeth is being blamed for a catalogue of silly tricks. If she can't prove her innocence, she's in line to lose her hard-won part in the school play.
So when the same happens the next night, Elizabeth is reluctant to report a fire - except this time, there really is one....
Well Done, the Naughtiest Girl:
Elizabeth is desperate to play the piano in the end of school concert. But only one girl can be chosen and her rival Arabella is practising hard!
So, ignoring her looming exams, Elizabeth spends every waking minute practising. When Arabella is still chosen over her, she realises that not only will she not have a place in the school concert, she might well also fail all her exams. Racing to get her revision done, she finds a quiet spot in an old oak tree in the school grounds.
When Elizabeth realises the tree is marked as one to be chopped down, she's determined not to let it happen. But can she save the tree AND manage to pass all her exams? It's going to be a fight to the finish.
©2008 Chorion; (P)2008 Hodder