The book, written especially for City of Readers ‘Give Us 5’ campaign, is being released in monthly instalments from now until December, when the ending will be read aloud by Frank himself at this year’s Penny Readings at St George’s Hall, Liverpool.
The story so far:
On a school trip to Calderstones Park, Rylan Jennings is amazed to discover that Mrs. Crowley – the woman pretending to be his nan while his mum has disappeared – has a portrait of him: painted a hundred years before he was born. How is this possible? Who is Mrs. Crowley? and what is she doing on a school trip anyway?
Being published online is not its only special feature: the story is also accompanied by some special illustrations and animations that make the action come to life. And readers can be involved too…do you have a picture that reminds you of The Menlove Treasure? Something in the story, a piece of history or your own mysterious treasure that may be able to help Rylan in his quest? All you need to do is Instagram your pictures and videos with the tag #MLTreasure and they’ll be posted to the City of Readers website where they’ll add to the story as it unfolds.
It’s not too late to join in the adventure, as you can start from Chapter 1 on the City of Readers website. And if you’ve already begun then Chapter 2 is waiting for you! http://cityofreaders.org/online-serial/
Readers from all over the World Wide Web have already been enjoying the story:
“Wonderful cliffhanger! Definitely, I’m hooked!”
“FCB hits the spot again!”
“Loved it – can’t wait to show my 8 year old granddaughter so we can read next chapter together – I know she will be hooked just like me!”
Be part of the story – quite literally – by visiting the City of Readers website: http://cityofreaders.org/online-serial/