After global warming came the Melting. Then came Ark. The new dictator of Ark wants to silence speech for ever.
But Letta is the wordsmith, tasked with keeping words alive. Out in the woods, she and the rebels secretly teach children language, music and art. Now there are rumours that babies are going missing.
When Letta makes a horrifying discovery, she has to find a way to save the children of Ark – even if it is at the cost of her own life.
“[Her] books always take my breath away.” – Mary, Fallen Star Stories
“For Letta is one of the best heroines… Steadfast, strong and unwaveringly resilient, she is the driving force behind why this series is becoming so revered.” – Scott Evans, The Reader Teacher
“Mother Tongue, and predecessor The Wordsmith, are both brilliantly devised stories.” – Caroline Fielding, The Teen Librarian
“Totally enthralling …a world where the horror of climate change has been realised but despite the despair, the hope of humanity lives on.” – Victoria Dilly, The Book Activist
Great for Ages 9-12