*Winner of the gold medal in the 'Pre-Teen Fiction - Mystery' category of the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards* 'Her autism is, however, never explicitly stated and her personality is handled in an entirely natural way allowing the story to, as it should, take centre stage... This is a well-paced, fast-flowing and enjoyable adventure which deserves to be widely read.'
One of the real advantages of this book is that any child will enjoy it, while those with Asperger's will find much to identify with as well as enjoying the rip-roaring adventure. I could hardly put it down!
It's an exciting story, with mystery, intrigue and tension. It's also a compassionate view on being different... Maisie has a fascination for detail and a refreshing attitude to life, making her a positive, alternative role model for girls.
Kathy Hoopmann, author of the Asperger Adventures Series
Lucy Skye has created a world full of exotic places, a unique heroine, scary villains and a huge mystery. Her flowing prose makes the reader feel safe in her hands, secure in the knowledge that the next page will be as exciting as the one before.
School Library Journal
Maisie is a great heroine, and she and Aunt Hetty are well-realized characters. Readers will appreciate her descriptions of how things feel to her, how she makes sense of things, and the fact that she has so much free rein.
Autism Society of Michigan Newsletter
What better way to teach teens about ASD than to encourage them to read about people like themselves, who are brave, intelligent and who have a strong sense of right and wrong. This is exactly what The Adventure of Maisie Voyager, by Lucy Skye is, a work of fiction by a British author who works for the National Autistic Society in the U.K... I couldn't stop reading The Adventure of Maisie Voyager! It was a fun and easy book to read and will be an inspiration to many a young adult reader who wants a positive role model of a child on the autism spectrum.
The book is ideally suited for children between the ages of eight and thirteen. It is a detective novel with a difference, enlightened by a lot of subtle emotional intelligence, gently guiding the reader about feelings. I am fifty and enjoyed it enormously so would also recommend it for adults over fifty who enjoy jejune escapism. The only thing missing for me was a child curled up by my side to read it to but those of you with young children or grandchildren have a treat in store.