• Darlene Foster
  • May 11, 2021
  • Juvenile Fiction – Action & Adventure | 128pp
  • Trade Paper 978-1-77168-237-4 $9.99
  • Ebook 978-1-77168-238-1 $4.99
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Amanda in Malta

Amanda receives a postcard from her best friend, Leah, and is surprised to learn that she is in Malta with her aunt. Reading between the lines, she senses Leah is in trouble. Desperate to help her, Amanda travels to Malta with her classmate Caleb and his parents.

Amanda is intrigued by this exotic island in the middle of the Mediterranean, full of colourful history, sun-drenched limestone fortresses, stunning beaches and fascinating birds. But…who is killing the protected birds? Who stole a priceless artifact from the museum? And why is Leah acting so strange? She couldn’t possibly be involved in these illegal activities, or could she?

Join Amanda and her friends as they visit ancient temples, an exciting falconry and the enchanting Popeye Village, as they try to get to the bottom of the mystery of the Sleeping Lady.


“Middle-grade readers will be drawn in by the action, pulled forward by the mystery, and absorbed by the colourful backdrop of the Maltese archipelago in the Mediterranean.” — Wendy Phillips, author of Baggage and Fishtailing and Winner of the Governor General’s Award

“I love how the author mixes creativity, imagination and cultural appreciation in her writing – for minds of all ages!” — John Rieber, reader, blogger and entertainment reporter

“A missing friend, a mysterious boy . . . Amanda’s holiday on the island of Malta takes you on a fast-paced adventure through ancient forts and fishing villages, sea caves and spooky castles. A real page-turner!” — Ruth Larea, author of Fragments of a Dream