North and the Only One


by Hardy, Vashti | General fiction (Children’s / Teenage)
Published 09/05/2024 by Scholastic in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 352 pages

ISBN: 9.7807E+12 Category:


From the award-winning author of The Brightstorm Chronicles,

Vashti Hardy, comes a powerful new story set in a surprising world

filled with action, adventure and big questions about family

and what it means to be human. Perfect for readers aged 9+ and for

fans of Ross Welford and Piers Torday.

Twelve-year-old Rose can’t remember anything before last week,

when she woke up not knowing her own name, her own house, or or

even her own mother. The only thing Rose recognized was her puppy,


But Mother patiently explained everything – well, not everything.

Not the real-feeling dreams Rose has about a mysterious

forest she half-recognizes. Or why she is not allowed to stray

beyond the garden, out into Luminelle, the vast city surrounding


Mother is kind and helpful, but Rose can’t shake the feeling that

something’s not right. Or maybe it’s everything that’s

not right?

But then, when Rose flees to the outside world with North, it

quickly becomes clear to Rose that she is different. And for reasons

she doesn’t understand, she’s dangerous.

On an unforgettable journey of discovery, Rose uncovers life-altering

truths about the city she’s in, the people around her …

and ultimately herself.

An action-packed adventure filled with warmth

and humour, this story will expand your mind – and your heart

Tackling big questions such as: What does it mean to be human?

What does it mean to be family?

By the award-winning author of The Brightstorm Chronicles,

Vashti Hardy

Additional information

Weight 0.258 kg