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  • Published: 17 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241523599
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 300
  • RRP: $16.99

The Good Turn



Three friends form their own scout group, embark on an extraordinary adventure and learn that anyone can make a difference in this real-world story with big themes for fans of Murder Most Unladylike and The Boy at the Back of the Class.

Josephine Williams is a future-focused, internet-loving eleven-year-old who is desperate to explore the world beyond her cul-de-sac - and her browser.
When she learns about Josephine Holloway - a woman who started the first Girl Scout Troop for Black girls in America - she's certain she must start her own.
Enlisting her friends Margot Anderson and Wesley Evans, the trio begin their quest for their Camping Badge. Drawn to an abandoned factory nearby, they stumble across something strange. A square, ancient television and two tatty armchairs. Beside it, a wooden sideboard with an old photograph of a young, happy couple.
What is this? Who, or what, lives here - and why?

  • Published: 17 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241523599
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 300
  • RRP: $16.99

About the author

Sharna Jackson

Sharna Jackson is an award-winning author and curator who specialises in developing socially-engaged initiatives for children across culture, publishing and entertainment. She was recently the Artistic Director at Site Gallery in Sheffield, and was formerly the editor of the Tate Kids website. Sharna's debut novel High-Rise Mystery received numerous awards and accolades including the Waterstones Book Prize for the Best Book for Younger Readers. Sharna lives on a ship in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

Praise for The Good Turn

Praise for Sharna Jackson: Jackson's voice is distinct and original, while her deft characterisation and evocation of place make for a funny, engaging modern mystery.

Guardian

Praise for Sharna Jackson: This story reads with a rare freshness and energy. The voices and the setting are convincing and vivid... an intriguing mystery

The Times

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