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White Child (Tijaran Tales #1)

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When 12-year-old Julius McCoy is told that he has been selected to join the elite Zed Lunar Academy, he is over the moon - literally. But even as he begins to get a grip on his fantastic mind-skills, things start happening around him.
Paperback, 214 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Bright Pen
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Feb 16, 2013 Stephen rated it really liked it
A good read filled with quirky humour and likeable characters. Hard to believe nobody had thought of setting a story like this on the Moon before.

Barbini's book has imagination in spades and breezes along at a great pace. It's also filled with plenty of good morals, both in the respect the children show towards their teachers, and adults in general, and a world where bullies are given short shrift. The character of Faith in this is a great, and unique one too because, despite having a "disabili
May 23, 2012 Stargazer rated it liked it
Shelves: kids-under-12s
This is going into my school library, I'm sure all the kids will wish (like me!) that they could be a pupil at the Lunar Academy, it sounds great! I think it will appeal to a few of the boys aged between 9 and 12 that I can think of, but as an adult I enjoyed it too, particularly what they would do in their classes and the Hologram Palace.
Sep 20, 2012 Andra rated it it was amazing
Loved how creative and real the world felt! Can't wait to get my hands on the second one!
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Oct 30, 2015 Francesca T Barbini rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This is the first book in the Tijaran Tales series. The second one is in editing and I'm about to start writing the third.
I do like it very much, and most of all, I have loved every minute I've spent writing it.
My website ( has more information on the book and also the links to the blog, twitter and facebook page.

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Francesca Tristan Barbini was born and raised in Rome, Italy, in 1976. After years of volunteer work around the world, she completed a MA Honour in Religious Studies at New College, Edinburgh, focusing on the Ancient Near East and the Dead Sea Scrolls. In 2011, she founded Luna Press Publishing (

And just because life is short, she's also Managing Editor of The Sci-fi &
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