SeaWAR: Book 2 of The SeaBEAN Trilogy – £9.95 Thermochromic Paperback

Attacked by an enemy submarine, imprisoned with a madwoman, summoned to rescue a dying pilot and fired at by government agents, 11-year-old Alice, together with her parrot, her dog and her new wartime companions, embarks on a journey through time in the C-Bean, uncovering dark secrets from St Kilda’s past and safeguarding the future before it’s too late.

The mysterious black C-Bean is a remarkable device which, as Alice and her classmates discovered in SeaBEAN (Book 1), knows just about everything and can take them anywhere in the world.

But now it’s broken and stranded on the rocks on the remote Scottish island of St Kilda. When Karla Ingermann, the C-Bean’s designer, turns up from Germany to try to fix it, they perform a factory reset, which accidentally sends it back in time, and Alice’s world is thrown into disarray.