Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 9 to 12
- Grade: 4 to 7
- Reading age: 9 to 12
This two-book set features John Wilson's Lost Cause, from Seven (the series), and Broken Arrow (The Seven Sequels). In Lost Cause, Steve goes to Spain after his grandfather's death, meets a Spanish girl named Laia and learns about his grandfather's involvement in the Spanish Civil War. Broken Arrow takes him back to Spain (and Laia) for a crash course in espionage and further revelations about Grandpa's role in the Cold War.
Check out The Missing Skull by John Wilson (the Seven Prequels) and all the other books in Seven (the series), The Seven Sequels and The Seven Prequels.
About the author
John Wilson was born in 1951 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He did his early growing up on the Island of Skye and in Paisley, near Glasgow. From 1969 to 1974, he attended the University of St. Andrews where he took an Honours B.Sc.. in Geology and never played golf once. He took a position with the Geological Survey of Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). In his two years there, he mapped rocks, dodged land mines and watched the country sink ever deeper into civil war. Shortly before he was due to be called into the army, John retreated back to Britain on his way to the safety of Canada. He settled on Calgary where geology was booming and the only danger was freezing to death in January. In 1979, he moved to Edmonton to take up a post with the Alberta Geological Survey. In 1988 he sold a feature article to the Globe and Mail. This fueled a smouldering mid-life crisis and he took up freelance writing full-time. With some success, John mined the experiences of his travels for articles, journalism and photo essays. He even began to express himself poetically and, with a young family, began writing children's stories. He moved to Nanaimo and then Lantzville on Vancouver Island. John has been widely published by a number of Canadian presses, with his acolades including a shortlisting for the Governor General’s Award.