For historical fiction lovers, this one is a winner! One night in 1928, a whale washes up on the shores of the English Channel. By law, it belongs to the King, but twelve-year-old orphan Cristabel Seagrave builds a theater from the whale’s skeletal rib cage. Within the Whalebone Theatre, Cristabel escapes her stepparents and governess, and her imagination comes to life.
When World War II starts, Cristabel and her beloved younger step-brother Digby become British secret agents on separate missions in Nazi-occupied France—a more dangerous kind of playacting, it turns out, and one that threatens to tear the family apart.
Fast-paced with a wonderful plot that will keep you turning the pages!