Sally Gardner is a multi award-winning novelist who has sold over 2 million books in the UK and her work has been translated in to more than 22 languages.
The Snow Song
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.
The Tindims of Rubbish Island
'What is rubbish today is treasure tomorrow.'
The tiny Tindims are like the Borrowers-on-sea, who turn our everyday rubbish into treasure.
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.
'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.'
1870. It is 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 out 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.
Invisible in a Bright Light
TALKS & EVENTS
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Events & talks
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Hachette Children’s Books Carmelite House
50 Victoria Embankment
Catherine Clarke at Felicity Bryan
Charlotte Knight at Knight Hall Agency Ltd
Publicity contact for Orion Children’s: Dominic Kingston at Hachette Children’s
Publicity contact for Hot Key Books (Maggot Moon): Tina Morries at Bonnier Zaffre