Lightning Strike

Strike a match, light a fire

Author Tanya Landman

Suitable for:  11+

Price:  £7.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-849489-8
Publication date: 01/07/2021
Paperback: 144 pages
Dimensions: 198x129mm

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Summer 1888 and Eliza is angry. Angry that her family never seems to have enough. Angry that conditions at the factory where she works are so harsh. Angry that no one seems to care. When Eliza speaks out, her words spark fury among the other workers and the flame of rebellion is lit. Can one girl inspire an uprising that will change her world?


  • Shortlisted for the Teach Secondary Awards 2022 SEND category
  • Inspired by the match girls' strike in July 1888, this story brings to life Victorian Britain
  • Themes of courage, standing up for what you believe in, and family
  • Written by Carnegie Medal winning author Tanya Landman
  • Written in partnership with Barrington Stoke and perfect for less-confident readers
  • Exciting stories combine with relevant issues to engage and motivate readers
  • Includes reading notes at the back of the book and free downloadable online resource pack

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