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A collection of six magical stories includes tales of Blackberry Blue rising from the bramble patch, Emeka the Pathfinder embarking on a mission to save a lost king, and Princess... Read more
A collection of six magical stories includes tales of Blackberry Blue rising from the bramble patch, Emeka the Pathfinder embarking on a mission to save a lost king, and Princess Desire galloping across the Milky Way on her jet-black horse.
Jamila's first book, The Magic Orange Tree, was published in 1979 and she has since been writing steadily, producing critically acclaimed novels and collections of short stories.
She has been shortlisted for many of the major children's book awards, including the Smarties Award and the Guardian Award. Coram Boy won the Children's Whitbread Award and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, before being adapted for the stage. The Wheel of Surya, part one of the Surya trilogy, was runner up for the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, and the other two titles were also shortlisted.
Richard Collingridge (Illustrator)
Richard Collingridge was born in London, studied Illustration at the University of the West of England, graduating in 2008, and after living in France for a few years, has recently moved back to the UK.
At about the age of five Richard noticed that real people didn't look like a bunch of sticks with a circle on the top. But to his amazement, no one else in his classroom, including the teachers, seemed to be able to see this. So with this secret in mind, he decided that when he grew up, he wanted to draw pictures for a living.
He has always enjoyed creating different worlds and universes for his non-stick people, and after illustrating book covers and other people's stories, he decided to put some words next to his own drawings. This seemed to work rather well and resulted in Richard's stunning debut picture book, When it Snows.
Doomed babies entrusted to the care of a villain...children sold as slaves, an aristocrat's son disinherited when he refuses to give up a career in music - all these stories come together in this amazing story of adventure. Ages 10+.
Prepare to enter a world of magicians, enchanted forests, talking animals and wicked witches . join Princess Desire as she gallops across the Milky Way on her jet-black horse.These beautifully written and original stories will delight readers of all ages, and the stunning illustrations by Richard Collingridge will take your breath away.
A beautiful and classic anthology of frosty, magical short stories from acclaimed children's writers such as Michelle Magorian, Berlie Doherty, Lauren St John and Katherine Woodfine, and edited by author Abi Elphinstone.
Come on a journey through the cosmos to witness the wonders of creation with master storyteller Jamila Gavin. In this beautiful volume, cherished Hindu tales are given a new voice, as stories of great floods, evil kings, beautiful princesses and epic battles between good and evil leap from the pages. ...
Derek Landy, Philip Reeve, Joseph Delaney, Susan Cooper, Eleanor Updale, Jamila Gavin, Mal Peet, Matt Haig, Berlie Doherty, Robin Jarvis and Sam Llewellyn have come together to bring you eleven ghost stories: from a ghost walk around York;
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