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The Shield

(Finder #1)

4.63  ·  Rating details ·  8 ratings  ·  5 reviews

People lose their belongings. That is a fact of life. It can happen by accident, but sometimes it can happen when you put them in a very safe place and forget where that safe place is. Not many people are good at finding them again.
A young, gutsy girl with a kind heart, who's searching for her own identity growing up in the 1960s, just happens to be very good at finding th

Kindle Edition, 101 pages
Published July 18th 2017 by Clink Street Publishing
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Nerdish Mum
Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, read-2017
The Shield took me right back to my childhood in the way it was written. The way the characters talk and the way the group of children interact, especially at the beginning remind me so much of books that I read as a child, such as The Famous Five and The Secret Seven. This meant that the story was a bit slower paced to start off with than I'm used to with more modern styles of writing, so it did take me a couple of chapters to get into it, but once I did I was hooked.

This book is full of actio
Karen Cole
Dec 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Shield's prologue is set 'somewhere in Durham' in 1340. A knight has been attacked by bandits and has just regained consciousness but he's not sure how long he's been lying there. He was on a mission from the King and the future of the country depended on the message he carried in his shield's hiding place. It can't be found however, so the knight makes the decision to leave and recuperate properly. he vows to return and find it though as he is determined to complete his mission for the sake ...more
Tonja Drecker
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a lovely book, which mixes time travel and history to form an exciting adventure just right for kids ages nine and up.

Peggy...or perhaps her name is Elizabeth. It depends on the week and her mood. But this girl, who is growing up in the 1960's, is full of spunk and ready to tackle every adventure. Mostly, with her four other friends. But when a day playing at the stream turns up a medieval shield, her life takes a strange turn. At first, she sees a knight on a horse, but her friends don'
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book begins in Durham in 1340, with a knight laying injured whilst on a mission of delivering an important letter to King Edward III. It then switches to 1962, a young girl Peggy and a group of friends find a shield while out exploring in their school summer holidays.

Peggy’s world is going to change, she will have the biggest adventure she could ever have imagined. The adventure of your wildest dreams is actually going to be a reality. She has a destiny to uphold, a kingdom and a King to he
Jessica Bronder
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We start this story somewhere in Durham in 1340 AD. A knight has been attacked and robbed. He is on an important mission with a secret message hidden in his now missing shield. After not being able to find the shield he decides to heal up then return to keep looking.

Then we meet Peggy, at least that is what she wants to go by this week. She is ten years old and playing in the stream with her four friends when they discover a wooden shield. She then sees a knight although the other don’t. Then Pe
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