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Sally Gardner - Author


Sally Gardner is an award-winning novelist from London. Her books have been translated into 22 languages and have sold more than one million copies in the UK.

Her historical novel for older readers, I, Coriander, won the Smarties Children's Book Prize in 2005. Two thrillers both set at the time of the French Revolution, The Red Necklace and The Silver Blade, which was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 2009, followed. Actor Dominic West ('The Wire') has bought the film rights to both titles.

Sally Gardner's stories for middle readers include Lucy Willow and the popular Magical Children series of six titles The Strongest Girl in the World, The Invisible Boy, The Boy with Magic Numbers, The Smallest Girl in the World, The Boy with the Lightning Feet, and The Boy who Could Fly, which are also available as audio books.

She has also written and illustrated picture books including The Fairy Catalogue, The Glass Heart, The Book of Princesses and Playtime Rhymes.

The Double Shadow is published in November 2011.

Sally Gardner continues to be an avid spokesperson for Dyslexia, working to change the way it is perceived by society. She is dyslexic and argues that it's not a disability, but a gift.

If you'd love to know more about Sally, click here to download a more detailed biography and Q&A.

To see a video of Sally talking about her book Fairy Shopping - CLICK HERE

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Sally Gardner

My Side of the Diamond by Sally Gardner
My Side of the Diamond
Sally Gardner
Jazmin has been shunned ever since her best friend Becky disappeared. But Becky didn't just disappear - she jumped off a tall building and seemingly never reached the ground. It was as if she simply vanished into thin air. Did...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/09/2017
The Double Shadow by Sally Gardner
The Double Shadow
Sally Gardner
What if you could capture your memories and store them safely, then edit out the bad bits and live forever in the good parts of your past? That is what Arnold Ruben wants to do. He builds the Memory Machine...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/03/2015
The Door That Led to Where by Sally Gardner
Reader Reviewed The Door That Led to Where
Sally Gardner
January 2015 NewGen Book of the Month. A new novel by multi-award winning Sally Gardner is always highly anticipated. She is one of the most original writers of today, and The Door...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/2015
The Double Shadow by Sally Gardner
The Double Shadow
Sally Gardner
What if you could capture your memories and store them safely, then edit out the bad bits and live forever in the good parts of your past? That is what Arnold Ruben wants to do. He builds the Memory Machine...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
Tinder by Sally Gardner
Reader Reviewed Tinder
Sally Gardner
Award-winning Sally Gardner tells a gripping, bloody and bold story drawing on the traditions of fairy stories of all kinds and especially Hans Christian Andersen’s The Tinder Box. Tinder tells how a young and romantic soldier finds true love by...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2013
Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner
Maggot Moon
Sally Gardner
One of our Books of the Year 2013 Winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2013. Sally Gardner tells a story that is rich in drama and ideas as Standish Treadwell, an unlikely hero, takes on the vicious forces...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/01/2013
Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner
Maggot Moon
Sally Gardner
Winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2013. Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2012. Sally Gardner tells a story that is rich in drama and ideas as Standish Treadwell, an unlikely hero, takes on the vicious forces of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/01/2013
Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner
Maggot Moon
Sally Gardner
Winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2013. Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2012. Sally Gardner tells a story that is rich in drama and ideas as Standish Treadwell, an unlikely hero, takes on the vicious forces of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/08/2012
The Double Shadow by Sally Gardner
The Double Shadow
Sally Gardner
A girl tries to free herself from the terrifying double shadow of her childhood and forge her own future, but she is trapped in a memory machine created by her father. Against the tense backdrop of the Second World War...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/11/2011
I, Coriander by Sally Gardner
I, Coriander
Sally Gardner
Great for age range 9-12Sally Gardner is a formidable talent as she manages so successfully to entrance, engage and grip the reader in a historical setting and in the originality of the storyline. The richness of the prose will...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 05/06/2006

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