Sally Gardner - Author

About the 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.

 

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Featured books by Sally Gardner

The Double Shadow

The Double Shadow

Author: Sally Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2015

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 with his daughter’s childhood at its heart, but as with all such great inventions something goes wrong. This novel starts as a wistfully charming exploration of teenage love and rebellion, a coming-of-age romance elegantly told and well perceived. Half way through this changes style completely as a nightmare dreamscape unfolds as seventeen year old Amaryllis is trapped in her father’s machine. Outside time, away from any tangible reality, she waits for … she doesn’t know what. Outside the Second World War has swallowed the golden days of childhood for her lover Ezra, who searches for years in an effort to find her. A strange and enthralling tale expertly told.

eBooks of the Month
Maggot Moon

Maggot Moon

Author: Sally Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/01/2013

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 of the repressive motherland in a novel set in a bleak world that is redeemed only by the very human qualities of some of the survivors. Standish and his remarkable grandfather keep going, eking out a living after the disappearance of Standish’s parents. Standish struggles at school and is the victim of relentless bullying.  But then he finds a friend in the newly arrived Hector. When Hector is taken, the only hope lies in Standish…Luckily, Standish has just the qualities that are needed. September 2012 Book of the Month. Winner of the Children's Costa Award 2012.   Author Sally Gardner said, “Maggot Moon is the book I always wanted to write and Hot Key Books is the perfect home for it.”   Sarah Odedina of publisher Hot Key Books added: “Sally is a writer of great and unique originality. In Maggot Moon she has created a brilliant, nerve-wracking and utterly gripping fable that will hold readers spellbound. Standish is a fabulous character and his purpose and adventure will resonate with readers of all ages. It is a novel that will be read, talked about and admired well into the future.”   In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Maggot Moon a small number of teenagers were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'This totally original story is brilliant from beginning to end and each gripping chapter urges you to keep reading.'....   Scroll down to read more reviews... .............................................................. The full CILIP Carnegie Medal 2013 shortlist: • The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan • A Greyhound Of A Girl by Roddy Doyle • Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner • In Darkness by Nick Lake • Wonder by RJ Palacio • Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick • A Boy And A Bear In A Boat by Dave Shelton • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are the UK's oldest and most prestigious children's book awards. Often described by authors and illustrators as 'the one they want to win' - they are the gold standard in children's literature. The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book for children and young people.

eBooks of the Month
Maggot Moon

Maggot Moon

Author: Sally Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/01/2013

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 the repressive motherland in a novel set in a bleak world that is redeemed only by the very human qualities of some of the survivors. Standish and his remarkable grandfather keep going, eking out a living after the disappearance of Standish’s parents. Standish struggles at school and is the victim of relentless bullying.  But then he finds a friend in the newly arrived Hector. When Hector is taken, the only hope lies in Standish…Luckily, Standish has just the qualities that are needed.   IF YOU'RE UNDECIDED WHETHER THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU, CHECK OUT SOME REVIEWS FROM LIKE-MINDED READERS FURTHER DOWN THIS PAGE Author Sally Gardner says, “Maggot Moon is the book I always wanted to write and Hot Key Books is the perfect home for it.”Sarah Odedina of publisher Hot Key Books adds: “Sally is a writer of great and unique originality. In Maggot Moon she has created a brilliant, nerve-wracking and utterly gripping fable that will hold readers spellbound. Standish is a fabulous character and his purpose and adventure will resonate with readers of all ages. It is a novel that will be read, talked about and admired well into the future.”Every Hot Key title will give you its unique Hot Key Ingredients: 50% Friendship, 20% Dangerous, 20% Rebellion, 10% Conspiracy which, together with our review and the opportunity to read a 'try before you buy' extract will help you decide whether it's the book for you.ABOUT HOT KEY: Hot Key Books is a brand new publisher that will focus on fiction for ages 9+ to young adult. The company name derives from the power of stories to open doors and feed the imagination of readers.  Hot Key Books seeks to unlock the power of reading, a love of books and a joy of stories for readers of all ages. It also reflects the digital age in which we now live through its association with 'hot key' commands - the short cut command on a keyboard.

eBooks of the Month
Maggot Moon

Maggot Moon

Author: Sally Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/01/2013

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 of the repressive motherland in a novel set in a bleak world that is redeemed only by the very human qualities of some of the survivors. Standish and his remarkable grandfather keep going, eking out a living after the disappearance of Standish’s parents. Standish struggles at school and is the victim of relentless bullying.  But then he finds a friend in the newly arrived Hector. When Hector is taken, the only hope lies in Standish…Luckily, Standish has just the qualities that are needed. September 2012 Book of the Month. Winner of the Children's Costa Award 2012.   Author Sally Gardner said, “Maggot Moon is the book I always wanted to write and Hot Key Books is the perfect home for it.”   Sarah Odedina of publisher Hot Key Books added: “Sally is a writer of great and unique originality. In Maggot Moon she has created a brilliant, nerve-wracking and utterly gripping fable that will hold readers spellbound. Standish is a fabulous character and his purpose and adventure will resonate with readers of all ages. It is a novel that will be read, talked about and admired well into the future.”   In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Maggot Moon a small number of teenagers were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'This totally original story is brilliant from beginning to end and each gripping chapter urges you to keep reading.'....   Scroll down to read more reviews... .............................................................. The full CILIP Carnegie Medal 2013 shortlist: • The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan • A Greyhound Of A Girl by Roddy Doyle • Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner • In Darkness by Nick Lake • Wonder by RJ Palacio • Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick • A Boy And A Bear In A Boat by Dave Shelton • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are the UK's oldest and most prestigious children's book awards. Often described by authors and illustrators as 'the one they want to win' - they are the gold standard in children's literature. The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book for children and young people.

eBooks of the Month
Maggot Moon

Maggot Moon

Author: Sally Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/01/2013

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 the repressive motherland in a novel set in a bleak world that is redeemed only by the very human qualities of some of the survivors. Standish and his remarkable grandfather keep going, eking out a living after the disappearance of Standish’s parents. Standish struggles at school and is the victim of relentless bullying.  But then he finds a friend in the newly arrived Hector. When Hector is taken, the only hope lies in Standish…Luckily, Standish has just the qualities that are needed.   IF YOU'RE UNDECIDED WHETHER THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU, CHECK OUT SOME REVIEWS FROM LIKE-MINDED READERS FURTHER DOWN THIS PAGE Author Sally Gardner says, “Maggot Moon is the book I always wanted to write and Hot Key Books is the perfect home for it.”Sarah Odedina of publisher Hot Key Books adds: “Sally is a writer of great and unique originality. In Maggot Moon she has created a brilliant, nerve-wracking and utterly gripping fable that will hold readers spellbound. Standish is a fabulous character and his purpose and adventure will resonate with readers of all ages. It is a novel that will be read, talked about and admired well into the future.”Every Hot Key title will give you its unique Hot Key Ingredients: 50% Friendship, 20% Dangerous, 20% Rebellion, 10% Conspiracy which, together with our review and the opportunity to read a 'try before you buy' extract will help you decide whether it's the book for you.ABOUT HOT KEY: Hot Key Books is a brand new publisher that will focus on fiction for ages 9+ to young adult. The company name derives from the power of stories to open doors and feed the imagination of readers.  Hot Key Books seeks to unlock the power of reading, a love of books and a joy of stories for readers of all ages. It also reflects the digital age in which we now live through its association with 'hot key' commands - the short cut command on a keyboard.

eBooks of the Month
I, Coriander

I, Coriander

Author: Sally Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/08/2015

A stunning story set in seventeenth-century London and the fairy world, from a CARNEGIE MEDAL and COSTA-prizewinning author. The story is told by Coriander, daughter of a silk merchant in 1650s London. Her idyllic childhood ends when her mother dies and her father goes away, leaving Coriander with her stepmother, a widow who is in cahoots with a fundamentalist Puritan preacher. She is shut away in a chest and left to die, but emerges into the fairy world from which her mother came, and where time has no meaning. When she returns, charged with a task that will transform her life, she is seventeen. This is a book filled with enchantments -- a pair of silver shoes, a fairy shadow, a prince transformed into a fox - that contrast with the heartbreaking loss and cruelty of Coriander's life in the real world. With its brilliantly realised setting of old London Bridge, and underpinned by the conflict between Royalists and Puritans, it is a terrific page-turner, involving kidnapping, murder and romance, and an abundance of vivid characters.

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Tinder

Tinder

Author: Sally Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2015

A young soldier, a captive princess, witches, wolves and Death walk hand in hand in COSTA AWARD winner Sally Gardner's gothic retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's THE TINDERBOX. Otto Hundebiss is tired of war, but when he defies Death he walks a dangerous path. A half-beast half-man gives him shoes and dice, which will lead him deep into a web of dark magic and mystery. He meets the beautiful Safire - pure of heart and spirit, the scheming Mistress Jabber and the terrifying Lady of the Nail. He learns the powers of the tinderbox and the wolves whose master he becomes. But will all the riches in the world bring him the thing he most desires? Fairy tales are often the cruellest stories of all; this spellbinding book tells of both great love and great loss. Beautifully illustrated by David Roberts. Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2015 and the Kate Greenaway Medal 2015.

The Door That Led to Where

The Door That Led to Where

Author: Sally Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/08/2015

AJ Flynn has just failed all but one of his GCSEs, and his future is looking far from rosy. So when he is offered a junior position at a London law firm he hopes his life is about to change - but he could never have imagined by how much. Tidying up the archive one day, AJ finds an old key, mysteriously labelled with his name and date of birth - and he becomes determined to find the door that fits the key. And so begins an amazing journey to a very real and tangible past - 1830, to be precise - where the streets of modern Clerkenwell are replaced with cobbles and carts, and the law can be twisted to suit a villain's means. Although life in 1830 is cheap, AJ and his friends quickly find that their own lives have much more value. They've gone from sad youth statistics to young men with purpose - and at the heart of everything lies a crime that only they can solve. But with enemies all around, can they unravel the mysteries of the past, before it unravels them? A fast-paced mystery novel by one of the country's finest writers, THE DOOR THAT LED TO WHERE will delight, surprise and mesmerise all those who read it.

eBooks of the Month
My Side of the Diamond

My Side of the Diamond

Author: Sally Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/08/2018

Nominated for the CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019. An extraordinary tale about the search for love from the acclaimed Costa and Carnegie winning novelist 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 Jazmin have something to do with her disappearance? Or was it more to do with Icarus, so beguiling and strangely ever youthful, with whom Becky became suddenly besotted . . . Includes detailed and intriguing black and white illustrations throughout.

eBooks of the Month
The Snow Song

The Snow Song

Author: Sally Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/10/2021

'A darkly scattered fable told with beauty, magic, love but also heart-wrenching realism ... Fans of The Familiars and The Binding will love this' MY WEEKLY 'It's fabulous, we should all have copies' Simon Mayo, Scala Radio 'A glorious love story, a spellbinding fable' Adele Parks Women imprisoned by superstition, chained by guilt. Perched on a mountain in a land of ancient forests is a village, rife with secrets. Cut off from the outside world it is run by the elders, men to whom tradition is all. Edith lives alone with her alcoholic father who is forcing her to marry the village butcher. But she is in love with a shepherd who promised to return to her. As the village becomes isolated in a sea of snow, Edith loses her power of speech. And it is this enchantment that will have far-reaching consequences, not only for Edith but for the whole village. 'An enchanting and timeless feminist fable' Mail on Sunday 'A gorgeous love story ... with more than a touch of magical realism' Independent

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Other books by Sally Gardner

The Tindims and the Floating Moon

The Tindims and the Floating Moon

Author: Sally Gardner Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 10/06/2021

The tiny Tindims are like the Borrowers-on-Sea, who turn our everyday rubbish into treasure. Mother-and-daughter duo, prizewinning Sally Gardner and Lydia Corry, create a fun new world of characters and adventures in their empowering new series for 5-8 year olds inspiring conservation and inventive ways to recycle. In the fourth Tindim adventure, a glow-in-the-dark squid, drawn by the light of the moon, has wandered far from its friends on the ocean bed to the lake on Rubbish Island. The Tindims are puzzled by their new shiny lake, but with the help of Spokes, Barnacle Bow and a rather special invention, they discover the squid and try to help it on its way home again.

The Tindims and the Ten Green Bottles

The Tindims and the Ten Green Bottles

Author: Sally Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/04/2021

The tiny Tindims are like the Borrowers-on-Sea, who turn our everyday rubbish into treasure. Mother-and-daughter duo, prizewinning Sally Gardner and Lydia Corry, create a fun new world of characters and adventures in their empowering new series for 5-8 year olds inspiring conservation and inventive ways to recycle. In their third adventure Ethel B Dina, who looks after the fish hospital and loves to sing, needs ten green, glass bottles to complete her musical Bottleramma. But she is surrounded by too many plastic bottles which do not make music. Join the Tindims in their glass bottle hunt and meet the Tindims explorer, Tiddledum. Printed in dyslexia-friendly font with pictures on every page and perfect for the reluctant reader, the Tindims show keen young ecologists how to help protect our planet for the future.

The Tindims and the Turtle Tangle

The Tindims and the Turtle Tangle

Author: Sally Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2021

The tiny Tindims are like the Borrowers-on-Sea, who turn our everyday rubbish into treasure. Mother-and-daughter duo, prizewinning Sally Gardner and Lydia Corry, create a fun world of characters and adventures in their empowering new series for 5-8 year olds inspiring conservation and inventive ways to recycle. On the Tindims' island home, Bottle Mountain is growing terrifyingly tall with rubbish. So tall that one night it breaks away. Across the ocean, a boy discovers Bottle Mountain bobbing by the seashore. For the first time ever the Tindims are discovered and get to meet the Long Legs and Little Legs. Can the Tindims and the humans help each other to save the planet? Printed in dyslexia-friendly font with pictures on every page and perfect for the reluctant reader, the Tindims show keen young ecologists how to help protect our planet for the future.

The Snow Song

The Snow Song

Author: Sally Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/11/2020

'A darkly scattered fable told with beauty, magic, love but also heart-wrenching realism ... Fans of The Familiars and The Binding will love this' MY WEEKLY 'It's fabulous, we should all have copies' Simon Mayo, Scala Radio 'A glorious love story, a spellbinding fable' Adele Parks Women imprisoned by superstition, chained by guilt. Perched on a mountain in a land of ancient forests is a village, rife with secrets. Cut off from the outside world it is run by the elders, men to whom tradition is all. Edith lives alone with her alcoholic father who is forcing her to marry the village butcher. But she is in love with a shepherd who promised to return to her. As the village becomes isolated in a sea of snow, Edith loses her power of speech. And it is this enchantment that will have far-reaching consequences, not only for Edith but for the whole village. 'An enchanting and timeless feminist fable' Mail on Sunday 'A gorgeous love story ... with more than a touch of magical realism' Independent

The Tindims of Rubbish Island

The Tindims of Rubbish Island

Author: Sally Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/09/2020

The tiny Tindims are like the Borrowers-on-Sea, who turn our everyday rubbish into treasure. Mother-and-daughter duo, prizewinning Sally Gardner and Lydia Corry, create a fun new world of characters and adventures in their empowering new series for 5-8 year olds inspiring conservation and inventive ways to recycle. 'What is rubbish today is treasure tomorrow.' Discover Rubbish Island which the Tindims have built entirely from things we have thrown away. Captain Spoons, Mug, Jug, Brew, Skittle and friends are busy recycling when Ethel B Dina is blown out to sea and the Tindims must launch a rescue operation with the help of some friendly fish and surprises along the way. Printed in dyslexia-friendly font with pictures on every page and perfect for the reluctant reader, the Tindims show keen young ecologists how to help protect our planet for the future. 'An idiosyncratic genius' THE TIMES 'Sally Gardner's tale unfolds with all the beautiful illogicality of a dream' FINANCIAL TIMES

Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Golden Seahorse

Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Golden Seahorse

Author: Sally Gardner Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Following the success of their first two adventures Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Blue Moon and Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Sea Dragon, the intrepid pair join Betsy's mum, Myrtle the mermaid, beneath the waves, from bestselling author Sally Gardner and illustrated by Nick Maland. Crumble cakes! When Betsy joins Myrtle the mermaid in her underwater world, she discovers there may be monsters . . . shipwrecks, lost treasure and secret cities. A seapig's prize seahorse, Pudding Pie, has been stolen by a cantankerous giant octopus and Betsy and Mr Tiger must go to the rescue in their new submarine. But what happens when a tiger's whiskers and tail are simply too long to squeeze into forgotten dark caverns where even the moon cannot shine, and Betsy has to take the final steps of the adventure on her own? The hardback edition of this book is printed in blue ink in Dyslexie, a font specially designed to make reading easier - and more fun. Praise for Sally Gardner: 'This enchanting series is an absolute delight ... Striking just the right note of whimsy and magic' THE BOOKSELLER 'An idiosyncratic genius' THE TIMES 'Gardner's skill is to contain even her wildest ideas within a meticulous plot' DAILY TELEGRAPH

Invisible in a Bright Light

Invisible in a Bright Light

Author: Sally Gardner Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 14/11/2019

From I, Coriander to Invisible in a Bright Light, Sally Gardner's first middle grade novel in 14 years soars with the imagination of a master story-teller. A pitch perfect, haunting story about a crystal chandelier shaped like a galleon that splinters into a thousand pieces, a girl abandoned as a baby on the steps of an opera house and a dangerous game called the Reckoning. It is 1870: opening night at the Royal Opera House in a freezing city by the sea, where a huge crystal chandelier in the shape of a galleon sparkles magically with the light of 750 candles. Celeste, a theatre rat, wakes up in a costume basket from what she hopes is a bad dream, to find that everyone at the theatre where she works thinks she is someone else. When the chandelier falls, she is haunted by a strange girl who claims to know Celeste's past and why she must play a game called the Reckoning to try to save the people she loves. In the watery cave of dreams hang the sleepers suspended on boat hooks. 'What if I don't want to play your game?' Celeste says. He leans back in his chair. 'Then you join the first row of sleepers. It's your decision.' 'What is the game called?' she asks. 'What are the rules?' 'It is called the Reckoning and only I know the rules.' 'Then it isn't fair.' 'I never said it was. This is a game I always win,' he says. 'I will help you this much - and I am being too generous. The player - that is you - was abandoned as a baby on the steps of the great opera house in the city of C.'

The Wind in the Wall

The Wind in the Wall

Author: Sally Gardner Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2019

'I have no idea how long I have been incarcerated in these ancient walls . . . Let me explain how I find myself in this predicament . . .' Set in the hot houses of a stately home in eighteenth century England, a gardener falls from grace when the Duke sets him the impossible task of growing prize pineapples fit to show off in high society. The gardener's star falls further when he is replaced by Mr Amicus, a pineapple 'specialist', whom he believes to be a charlatan and a trickster - but nevertheless miraculously produces fruit to delight the Duke. Determined to uncover Mr Amicus's tricks, the gardener sneaks into the pineapple house to uncover the mysterious shrouded birdcage Mr Amicus carries with him. And what he finds changes his life for ever . . . A cautionary tale with echoes of myth and fairy tale, this bewitching fable will make you careful what you wish for.

Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Sea Dragon

Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Sea Dragon

Author: Sally Gardner Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/05/2019

The mysterious Mr Tiger and the inquisitive Betsy K Glory set off on their second adventure, from bestselling author Sally Gardner, sumptuously illustrated by Nick Maland. Crumble cakes! A red rogue wind is blowing and a wicked pirate captain and his crew are marauding the seven seas near the island left off the map of the world. A rare egg has gone missing and a very unhappy sea dragon wants it back. A pirate ship, the Kettle Black, is anchored in a secret cove off the island left off the map of the world. Betsy and her mum, Myrtle the mermaid, must dive deep beneath the waves, while Alfonso Glory and Mr Tiger fly high above the clouds in a hot air balloon... It's time for Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Gongalongs to set off on their second adventure... The hardback edition of this book is printed in blue ink in Dyslexie, a font specially designed to make reading easier - and more fun.

Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Blue Moon

Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Blue Moon

Author: Sally Gardner Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

A 2018 Times Book of the Year. An enchanting fairytale about Mr Tiger, and his troupe of acrobats, Betsy K Glory, the daughter of a mermaid and an ice-cream maker, from bestselling author Sally Gardner and illustrated by Nick Maland. 'Tigers have their secrets and their whiskers, their tails and their tales.' Sally Gardner's enchanting new series, illustrated by Nick Maland, is a fairytale full of traditional ingredients. When Betsy K Glory, the daughter of a mermaid and an ice-cream maker, meets the mysterious Mr Tiger they have a giant challenge: a moon to turn blue, berries to collect and wishable-delicious ice cream to create. The sort that makes wishes come true. With Mr Tiger and his troupe of Gongalong circus acrobats, a toad under a spell, a lonely giant, and Mum and Dad, Betsy sets off on her quest. The hardback edition of this book is printed in blue ink in Dyslexie, a font specially designed to make reading easier - and more fun. Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Blue Moon made the 2018 Books of the Year round-ups in The Times, the Telegraph, Evening Standard, the Scotsman and Big Issue.

My Side of the Diamond

My Side of the Diamond

Author: Sally Gardner Format: Ebook Release Date: 05/10/2017

An extraordinary tale about the search for love from the acclaimed Costa and Carnegie Award winning novelist 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 Jazmin have something to do with her disappearance? Or was it more to do with Icarus, so beguiling and strangely ever youthful, with whom Becky became suddenly besotted . . .With detailed and intriguing black and white illustrations throughout.

The Rollercoaster Case

The Rollercoaster Case

Author: Sally Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/07/2016

'Agatha Christie for kids' - the third in a detective agency series brimming with mystery and magic by million-copy-selling author, Sally Gardner, and illustrated by acclaimed artist, David Roberts. The famous detective agency, Wings & Co, has a problem. Really quite a big problem. Well, a few of them actually. There's the missing giant, Billy Buckle, who has vanished without a trace, and left his giant daughter with the detectives. There's a surprise visit to the seaside, which uncovers a murder and a stolen diamond. And then there's that tricky business of the TV talent show. Squat on a squid, this is Emily, Buster and Fidget's most complicated case yet! Includes Wings and Co detective case notes, character profiles and clues. Previously published under the title THE VANISHING OF BILLY BUCKLE.

The Fairy Detective Agency: The Matchbox Mysteries

The Fairy Detective Agency: The Matchbox Mysteries

Author: Sally Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/07/2016

'Agatha Christie for kids' - the fourth in a detective agency series brimming with mystery and magic by million-copy-selling author, Sally Gardner, and illustrated by acclaimed artist, David Roberts. It's Hallowe'en and the town of Podgy Bottom is in trouble. Cars are being shrunk to the size of a matchbox in the blink of an eye; a giant purple bunny rabbit is running riot and a strange-looking broomstick is causing chaos and calamity . . . Sounds like a case for Wings & Co, the famous detective agency! Can Emily, Buster and Fidget put a stop to this magical mischief before it's too late? Includes Wings and Co detective case notes, character profiles and clues.

The Fairy Detective Agency: Three Pickled Herrings

The Fairy Detective Agency: Three Pickled Herrings

Author: Sally Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/06/2016

'Agatha Christie for kids' - the second in a detective agency series brimming with mystery and magic by million-copy-selling author, Sally Gardner, and illustrated by acclaimed artist, David Roberts. At the Wings and Co Detective Agency, Emily Vole and her friends are beginning to worry. It's five months since their official opening and they still haven't had one case. Then local landowner Sir Walter Cross dies suddenly and mysteriously. The detectives suspect meddling. And when Mr Rollo the tailor mysteriously loses everything and Pan Smith's wedding plans are ruined the night before her big day, they're convinced there must be magic at play. Now they have not one, but three pickled herrings to deal with! Can they solve the mystery of who is stealing people's luck before things go too far? Includes Wings and Co detective case notes, character profiles and clues.

The Door That Led to Where

The Door That Led to Where

Author: Sally Gardner Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2015

When the present offers no hope for the future, the answers may lie in the past AJ Flynn has just failed all but one of his GCSEs, and his future is looking far from rosy. So when he is offered a junior position at a London law firm he hopes his life is about to change - but he could never have imagined by how much. Tidying up the archive one day, AJ finds an old key, mysteriously labelled with his name and date of birth - and he becomes determined to find the door that fits the key. And so begins an amazing journey to a very real and tangible past - 1830, to be precise - where the streets of modern Clerkenwell are replaced with cobbles and carts, and the law can be twisted to suit a villain's means. Although life in 1830 is cheap, AJ and his friends quickly find that their own lives have much more value. They've gone from sad youth statistics to young men with purpose - and at the heart of everything lies a crime that only they can solve. But with enemies all around, can they unravel the mysteries of the past, before it unravels them? A fast-paced mystery novel by one of the country's finest writers, and a UKLA Book Awards 2016 shortlisted title, THE DOOR THAT LED TO WHERE will delight, surprise and mesmerise all those who read it.

Zerbrochener Mond

Zerbrochener Mond

Author: Sally Gardner Format: Ebook Release Date: 22/08/2014

Was ware, wenn der Zweite Weltkrieg anders ausgegangen ware?Wenn ein grausames, totalitres Regime die Weltherrschaft an sich reien wollte?Wrden wir brav unser armseliges Leben in Zone 7 leben, bei den Ratten und Fliegen, in stndiger Angst vor den Ledermantelmnnern?Wrden wir vor der Fahne des Mutterlands strammstehen, wie die Musterschler mit ihren langen Hosen und ordentlich gebundenen Schlipsen?Oder wrden wir wie Standish Treadwell, der Junge mit den verschiedenfarbigen Augen, unseren ganz eigenen Weg gehen?