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Harriet Whitehorn Books In Order

Publication Order of Violet Books

Violet and the Pearl of the Orient (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Violet and the Hidden Treasure (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Violet and the Smugglers (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Harriet Whitehorn grew up in London; it is a place she has always loved and where she still lives to this day with her family, which consists of her husband, three daughters and a dog. Harriet Whitehall has enjoyed some diversity in her years of study, finding her purpose during her time in places like Reading University, the Victoria and Albert Museum as well as the Architectural Association

She enjoys the calmness of her life, showing little interest in the excitement of the world, instead gaining comfort from a good book, a nice cup of tea and a relaxing walk.

Literary Career

Harriet Whitehorn’s decision to pursue a career as an author lay in her interest in providing children a place of comfort, a world within which they could enjoy adventurous yet humorous entertainment. She has admitted to studying the works of classic writers and popular novelists with the intention of determining what made their stories so intriguing and their characters so interesting.

It has always been her belief that anyone could pursue writing so long as they took the time to read the works already available to them, learning the best way to craft sentences and structure plots, and then applying this information in their own projects; she has also been known to emphasize the important role dedication plays in the lives of great authors, encouraging anyone trying to begin the writing process to engage the task with the aim of eventually finishing, if only to present something tangible for their hard work.

Harriet WhiteHorn’s first novel, ‘Violet and the Pearl of the Orient’ was published in 2014; and it set the tone for the sort of world she wished to explore, her short novel largely pursuing plots within the detective genre. Harriet whitehorn has often compared her works with the novels of authors like Just William, possibly tinged with elements of Tintin.

The success of her stories have not gone unnoticed, with many a critic commending her books for the role they have played in dragging children to bookstores and forcing them to indulge in the world of novels. The nominations she has received for her works have only further elevated her status, allowing those yet to hear of her name to gain an understanding of the popularity behind her novels.

It is worth noting, however, that her stories would only be half complete if not for the efforts of Becka Moor; a student of illustration for Children’s publishing at Glyndwr University (in Northern Wales), Becka’s drawings bring Harriet Whitehorn’s words to life, her images as powerful as every sentence Harriet creates. Becka currently calls Manchester home. And it is from Manchester that she does all her drawings, under the watchful eye of her cats and coffee mug.

Violet and the Pearl of the Orient

A new family has just moved in next door, and Violet cannot shake the feeling that there might be something odd about them. Her fears are realized when Dee Dee Derota, her eccentric neighbor, loses her precious jewel. When questions about the new family’s involvement in the theft arise, Violet will have to step up to uncover the truth.

Harriet Whitehorn is surprisingly imaginative and this imagination manifests in the words of her first novel, Violet and The Pearl of the Orient express. And if that was all there was to it, one would understand the buzz surrounding her first book. However, proving equally impactful is the role Becka Moor plays in bringing the story of ‘Violet and The Pearl of the Orient’ to life.

Her illustrations for the book are beautiful and stunning, paying close attention to the details of the story and, hence, making for quite the compelling journey. The book is perfectly crafted for its audience and should prove suitable for anyone that enjoyed Chris Riddell’s Ottoline books.

Proving particularly attractive to fans of Lauren Child, younger readers are bound to be drawn in by the charm that Violet brings to the table as well as the imaginative nature of her world. Young readers can expect excitement, mystery and a lot of humor. The characters are endearing and the illustrations are perfect.

The moral of the story is clear, though the book never gets too preachy about its message. Sure, it isn’t likely to appeal to certain adults, especially taking into consideration its stereotypical characters and predictability.

However, Harriet Whitehorn didn’t write this novel for adults; she wrote it for children and it is more than likely to meet the expectations of young readers, the kind of book every parent should consider adding to their child’s collection.

Violet and the Hidden Treasure

Violet Remy Robinson is a young detective, a genuine Sherlock Holmes in the making. When the Easter Holiday affords her the opportunity to travel to India, she has the chance to spend some quality time with Celeste, her grandmother. She enjoys many an adventure, even going so far as to meet the Maharajah, a special friend of Celeste, as well as his pet parrot.

Upon returning home, Violet is surprised to receive a visit from the Maharajah’s butler; what’s more, he asks her to take care of the Maharajah’s parrot. Time soon reveals that the parrot just might hold a crucial key to the fortunes of the Maharajah. This explains why someone is trying to kidnap her.

Violet now has the task of discovering the culprit behind the potential crime before they can succeed in stealing the parrot from under her nose.

The second of Harriet Whitehorn’s novels does the impossible and actually gets better, surpassing the first. The mysteries are new, fresh and exciting. And Violet has so many new friends to play with this time, this only complimented by how wonderful a heroine she happens to be.

Harriet’s world only seems to get better and more vivid, especially as Violet explores India and discovers a whole new world beyond the home she knows. Harriet keeps Violet interesting, allowing her skills and wit to manifest alongside her charm as she navigates her new challenge to safeguard the fortunes of her grandmother’s friend.

Becka Moore’s talents also continue to shine. Her illustrations are as sharp as they are detailed and allow this new story of Harriet’s second book to truly come alive.

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