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The Ship of Cloud and Stars by Amy Raphael

From the acclaimed author of The Forest of Moon and Sword, Amy Raphael, comes a high-seas adventure for readers 9+.

It’s 1832 and Nico desperately wants to be an explorer, but her parents think adventures aren’t for girls. Fate intervenes when she becomes an accidental stowaway. Lucy for her, the ship belongs to a famous scientist who is on a quest for new discoveries. But clouds are brewing overhead and cunning pirates are determined to wreck the crew’s mission. Can Nico steer the ship to victory and prove her parents wrong?


Our classroom resources are suitable for KS2 children aged 9+, and cover themes including the environment, history and the past, the power of legends and hope for the future.


Download the The Ship of Cloud and Stars Teaching Notes here