Suitable for National Curriculum Key Stage 2, this twelfth title in the SPARKS series tells the dramatic story of a mining disaster that takes place in 19th-century Wales. Illustrated with humorous black and white line drawings by Julie Andersen.
Since his first novel came out in 1995, Michael Lawrence has published over forty books for children and young adults, plus a personal memoir called Milking the Novelty, which covers a year in his life as a young photographer in London, Paris, and at a holiday camp in Wales.
His fiction for older readers includes a trilogy about chance and reality called The Aldous Lexicon (The Withern Rise Trilogy in the US), which is now available as three ebooks. He has also re-edited these three into a single ebook volume (equivalent to around 640 printed pages) under the title The Aldous Lexicon, a trailer for which can be viewed on YouTube.
Several of Michael's books have won awards or been shortlisted for awards in England and America.