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Sally Gardner is a multi- 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.
This was followed by The Red Necklace - set against the turbulent and drastically violent time of the French Revolution, this story is about a boy who is destined to become a hero. The plot takes you from Paris to London and back to Paris again to confront the full horrors of the guillotine. The Red Necklace is a tremendous adventure story told a breathtaking pace. Brilliantly rich and intricate in design and characters, this story is guaranteed to excite and compel its reader.
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 Lightning Feet , and The Boy who Could Fly.
Her more recent series Wings and Co features a fairy detective agency and combines magical fantasy, mystery and a contemporary setting. The series is illustrated by David Roberts.
Under the popular Early Reader series, Sally’s enchanting books for little people are filled with modern, unique takes on classic fairy tales and magical illustrations.
|The Red Necklace
|Three Pickled Herrings
|The Matchbox Mysteries
|The Vanishing of Billy Buckle
|The Rollercoaster Case
|The Flying Carpet Thief
|The Frog Prince
|The Invisible Boy
|The Boy with Lightning Feet
|The Smallest Girl Ever
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