By Sally Gardner
Illustrated by David Roberts
A brand-new quirky series about a fairy detective agency brimming with mystery and magic by million-copy selling author Sally Gardner, and illustrated by bestselling artist, David Roberts.
Emily Vole makes headline news in the first weeks of her life, when she is found in an abandoned hatbox in Stansted Airport.
Then, only a few years later, her neighbour Mrs String dies leaving Emily a mysterious inheritance: an old shop, a small bunch of golden keys and a cat called Fidget. It's the beginning of an adventure of a lifetime as the old Fairy Detective Agency comes back to life.
It is up to Emily to reopen the shop, and recall the fairies to duty. Together they must embark on their first mystery and do battle with their great fairy-snatching enemy, Harpella.
Sally Gardner is an award-winning novelist from London. Her books have been translated into 22 languages and have sold more than 1 million copies in the UK. Sally continues to be an avid spokesperson for dyslexia awareness, working to change the way it is perceived by society. She was recently awarded the CARNEGIE MEDAL and the COSTA BOOK AWARD.
Visit her website at http://www.sallygardner.net, and follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TheSallyGardner and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SallyGardner.Author
David Roberts is a hugely successful illustrator who has illustrated books by Philip Ardagh, Julia Donaldson, Jacqueline Wilson and Chris Priestley. He's also the creator of Dirty Bertie. David lives in London.
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04 Oct 2012
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Orion Children's Books
Fun, quirky and imaginative — The Observer
Brimming with humour, mystery and magic — Lovereading4kids
Perfectly pitched ... spiked with the kind of wit and social comment that will have parents chuckling over their children's shoulders. Something completely out of the ordinary — Books For Keeps
A must for any junior school library ... with a wicked sense of humour — Reading Zone
A funny, quirky, modern fairy story — BFK Books
A rib-tickling twist on the perennial theme of the ill-used orphan — eViews
A delightful, funny tale from the great Sally Gardner ... The sense of an unjust adult world is reminiscent of Roald Dahl's work and equally as intelligently witty — Families Online
Intriguing and inventive ... Gardner's writing has in impressive lightness of touch and lots of subtle humour — School Librarian
Quirky, fun and totally charming ... a wackily surreal magical story with stunning illustrations — TBK
I love this book so much — The Guardian
An absolute cracker. Gardner writes with a delirious wit, sketching out intriguing characters and doling out jokes and pathos in exactly the right measure. — Financial Times
Brims with quirky carm — The Guardian