Children's Fiction

Simon Curtis - Children's Fiction

Rosie and the Time Thief


Begin the exciting adventure through History and Maths with the first book in the series 'The King's Seal'. Schoolgirl Rosie finds herself thrown into a hectic pursuit of an evil Time Thief hellbent on destroying History. Guided by the Time Spirit Gryn she uses her wits and skills to chase the missing Time Map to try to keep the past and the future safe.

Each book in the series has a Maths and a History theme and embedded throughout is a secret code which readers must decipher in order to discover the Secret Chapter on this website.

For parents and schools there are worksheets which link to each book downloadable from the individual book's web page.

www.rosiescode.co.uk


The King's Seal

The first book in the series Rosie discovers she has a Time Map not before the evil Time Thief Mercun has taken it and charged off into the past. She meets Gryn the Time Spirit who helps her navigate her way through Viking and Saxon England, into the heart of the Battle of Edington to try to save King Alfred's royal seal.

Nefertiti's Pendant

In the second book in the series Rosie and Gryn are transported back to Ancient Egypt and battle with conspiring priests to try and save the life of the famous queen Nefertiti. They have to take even bigger risks and overcome more difficult challenges to try and keep their search for the Time Map on track.

Mercun and Mary

The third installment of Rosie and Gryn's travels through time sees them come face to face with England's greatest spymaster. They have to use all of their courage an skills to not only outwit him but to challenge the Time Thief Mercun to make sure they get to the Time Map before Mercun traps them in the 1500s

The Duel of Dilpe


A tale of a battle between a small Belgian chocolate maker and a notoriously naughty boy. One is corrupted by the power the chocolate from his ancient recipe gives him, the other determined to stop him at all costs. The first two books take place at exactly the same time but are told from the perspective of the main characters and give you very different sympathies depending on which one you read first!

The Rise of Hugo Haemers

Hugo Haemers is the latest of his family to take over the famous chocolate shop in Dilpe. He fears he may be the last as cheaper and inferior rivals start up in the town. He takes drastic measures to save his shop and begins an incredible adventure to find the world's greatest flavours. Helped by a great explorer and a mysterious thief he finds himself on a new path with only one thing blocking his way, a small boy named Peter Claus.

The Infamous Peter Claus

When Peter Claus first meets the famous Belgian Chocolate maker Hugo Haemers he thinks all of his dreams have come true. He plans to learn all he can and follow in his footsteps. However his plans are thrown into chaos when his friend's plans to save his chocolate shop takes a sinister turn.