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  • Published: 2 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9781760897093
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $21.00

The Golden Tower




In her wildest dreams, Sophie never thought she might be kidnapped by a cat and taken to a world of flying horses and wonder – but also magic, mystery and danger!

Transported to the land of Tuscia, Sophie accidentally saves the daughter of a wealthy family and is swept along on their journey to the Golden Tower.

Now she is the only one standing between sisters Isabella and Bia and the terrible fate their stepmother has planned.

Sophie doesn’t think she is brave enough, but with the help of a talking cat, a stableboy and some very tiny mischief-makers, she might be able to save the day.

  • Published: 2 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9781760897093
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $21.00

About the author

Belinda Murrell

At about the age of eight, Belinda Murrell began writing stirring tales of adventure, mystery and magic in hand-illustrated exercise books. As an adult, she combined two of her great loves – writing and travelling the world – and worked as a travel writer, journalist and public relations consultant. Now, inspired by her own three children, Belinda is an award-winning, internationally published children’s author with a history of writing in her family that spans over 200 years. She has written more than 35 books including The Sun Sword trilogy and her time-slip adventures, The Locket of Dreams, The Ruby Talisman, The Ivory Rose,The Forgotten Pearl, The River Charm, The Sequin Star, and The Lost Sapphire. For younger readers Belinda has her popular Lulu Bell and Pippa’s Island series. Her latest book is The Golden Tower, a timeslip/fantasy set in a magical Italian Renaissance inspired world. Belinda lives in Manly in a gorgeous old house overlooking the sea with her husband Rob, her three beautiful children – Nick, Emily and Lachlan – and her dog Rosie. She is an Author Ambassador for Room to Read and Books in Homes. Find out more about Belinda at her website www.belindamurrell.com.au

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Praise for The Golden Tower

It is told beautifully, and was one that I didn’t want to put down, because I had to find out what happened next. It is a brilliant magical adventure that takes place in a cruel historical period, but manages to encapsulate everything exquisitely, and in a way that isn’t too scary, but has just the right amount of tension that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Another great Belinda Murrell book!

Ashleigh Meikle, The Book Muse

Belinda Murrell’s time-slip adventures have always been thrilling and captivating and this new one does not fail to do the same . . . [T]his beautifully exciting narrative becomes more than just a fantasy-adventure but a delightful excursion into a fascinating, though often cruel, historical period. When I say I had to force myself to stop reading over the past few nights because the story was so completely engrossing, I guess you can safely assume that I give this my highest recommendation for your readers from around 10 years upwards. I know I will have many young readers in my own library who will be leaping for this first-rate magical adventure.

Sue Warren, Teacher Librarian, losangzopa.wordpress.com

This is an inspirational story of a girl finding her way and realising that she has inner power to face her fears and do what she knows is right.

Lamont Books

Reading The Golden Tower reminded me of some of Emily Rodda's best rite of passage fantasy novels. I relished [Belinda's] imagination, wise words and storytelling in The Golden Tower!

Joy Lawn, paperbarkwords.blog

Fast-paced, with glorious descriptions, exciting adventures through a time slip, and new friendships, The Golden Tower creates a powerful reading experience while proving to children they are more than they know, and capable of achieving great things.

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The Golden Tower | Q&A with Belinda Murrell

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-golden-tower-9781760897093 In her wildest dreams, Sophie never thought she might be kidnapped by a cat and taken to a world of flying horses and wonder – but also magic, mystery and danger! Transported to the land of Tuscia, Sophie accidentally saves the daughter of a wealthy family and is swept along on their journey to the Golden Tower. Now she is the only one standing between sisters Isabella and Bia and the terrible fate their stepmother has planned. Sophie doesn’t think she is brave enough, but with the help of a talking cat, a stableboy and some very tiny mischief-makers, she might be able to save the day. #TheGoldenTower #BelindaMurrell #MiddleGrade

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The Golden Tower by Belinda Murrell | Book trailer

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-golden-tower-9781760897093 In her wildest dreams, Sophie never thought she might be kidnapped by a cat and taken to a world of flying horses and wonder – but also magic, mystery and danger! Transported to the land of Tuscia, Sophie accidentally saves the daughter of a wealthy family and is swept along on their journey to the Golden Tower. Now she is the only one standing between sisters Isabella and Bia and the terrible fate their stepmother has planned. Sophie doesn’t think she is brave enough, but with the help of a talking cat, a stableboy and some very tiny mischief-makers, she might be able to save the day. #TheGoldenTower #BelindaMurrell

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