Michiko and the Match Girls
This tells the story of Michiko, Cody and Jack as they travel back in time to Victorian London. Here, they meet the Foster family, whose lives take a turn for the worse as their daughters get involved with the match girls' strike of 1888. Based on actual events with characters involved from the time. More
Meet Michiko, a ten year old clever, but vulnerable, Japanese girl, who is startled to discover that she can travel back in time - thanks to a magical invention created by her Grandfather. Initially, she finds herself in present day London, where she meets eleven year old Cody, a boy who, because he frequently skives off school, is used to his own company and the streets of London. They meet up with Jack, a smelly old tramp friend of Cody's, and then unwittingly get sent back to nineteenth century London. Here they get to know a poor East End family and discover that this family's lives are about to change for the worse. If you enjoy adventurous, historical stories, then this book is for you. Also, if you have enjoyed stories by Michael Morpurgo or even Doctor Who, then try Michiko and the Match Girls. A time-travelling young female 'doctor' who comes face to face with monsters of the human kind!
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