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The Silver Blade

By Sally Gardner

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The page-turning sequel to Sally Gardner's novel of the French revolution, THE RED NECKLACE, and the conclusion to Yann and Sido's story.

With Sido safely in England and the Terror at it's height, Yann returns to France to smuggle out aristocratic refugees who will otherwise face the guillotine. But when Sido is kidnapped, he must use all his strength and courage to outwit the evil Count Kalliovski, and rescue her for a second time.

Set against a vivid historical background, prize winning author Sally Gardner brings to life the horrors of the French Revolution in this breath-taking adventure, complete with intrepid heroism and a touching love story. Perfect for 9+ readers and fans of The Red Necklace and I, Coriander.

Biographical Notes

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

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  • ISBN: 9781842557365
  • Publication date: 23 Apr 2009
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  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
Another fast-moving, action-packed page-turner — The Bookseller
An exciting, original read — The Observer
Breathtaking — Mizz
Never loses pace from the start until its dramatic end ... a romantic adventure with a very dark side — South China Morning Post
Gardner just keeps getting stranger and better — The Daily Telegraph
It is hard to imagine a contemporary work of children's historical fiction more superbly conceived or more engagingly written. Highly recommended — Books for Keeps
Shiveringly romantic. dramatic and gripping — The Lady
Sweeps the reader along with hardly time to draw breath — Primary Times
A high octane thriller ... an accessible historical title and a gripping read — School Librarian
Rich, suspenseful and moving — The Times
An enthralling and wholly original novel ... a must-read for a new generation — The Times
Constant suspense, beautiful style, strong period feeling and great characters make this one not to miss — The Times
Orion Children's Books

The Flying Carpet Thief

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
Contributors:
Sally Gardner, David Roberts

'Agatha Christie for kids' - a brand new mystery in the detective agency series brimming with mystery and magic by million-copy-selling author, Sally Gardner.The detectives at Wings and Co are in a bit of bother. There is a lost leprechaun on the loose and carpets are flying all over the village of Podgy Bottom, as if by magic. Oh, and worst of all, Fidget the cat has vanished on VERY URGENT business. It looks like a tricky case for our fairy detectives . . .

Orion Children's Books

The Double Shadow

Sally Gardner
Authors:
Sally Gardner

Arnold Ruben has created a memory machine, a utopia housed in a picture palace, where the happiest memories replay forever, a haven in which he and his precious daughter can shelter from the war-clouds gathering over 1937 Britain. But on the day of her 17th birthday Amaryllis leaves Warlock Hall and the world she has known and wakes to find herself in a desolate and disturbing place. Something has gone terribly wrong with her father's plan.Against the tense backdrop of the Second World War, Sally Gardner explores families and what binds them, fathers and daughters, past histories, passions and cruelty, love and devastation in a novel rich in character and beautifully crafted.

Orion Children's Books

The Matchbox Mysteries

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
Contributors:
Sally Gardner, David Roberts

Podgy Bottom is in trouble. All over town 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 fairy detective agency! Can Emily, Budget and Fidget put a stop to this magical mischief before it's too late?Another fantastic story for younger readers from Sally Gardner, winner of the COSTA BOOK AWARD 2013, and acclaimed artist, David Roberts. If you loved David Walliams's GANGSTA GRANNY, you'll love these hilarious tales of mischief, mayhem, magic and mystery.Read by Simon Russell Beale(P)2004 Orion Publishing Group.Ltd

Orion Children's Books

Early Reader: The Little Nut Tree

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner
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The Vanishing of Billy Buckle

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
Contributors:
Sally Gardner, David Roberts
Orion Children's Books

Tinder

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
Contributors:
Sally Gardner, David Roberts
Orion Children's Books

Magical Children Complete eBook Collection

Sally Gardner
Authors:
Sally Gardner

A complete collection of all 6 books in the Magical Children series, from bestselling, award-winning author Sally Gardner.The collection includes:The Boy Who Could FlyThe Boy With The Lightning FeetThe Boy With The Magic NumbersThe Invisible BoyThe Smallest Girl EverThe Strongest Girl In The World

Orion Children's Books

A Palace Full of Princesses

Sally Gardner
Authors:
Sally Gardner

A gift book bind-up edition of four much-loved Early Reader Magical Princess stories: CINDERELLA, SNOW WHITE, SLEEPING BEAUTY and THE FROG PRINCE. These universally loved fairy tales are re-told with wit and charm in this beautiful book that makes the perfect Christmas gift.Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books.

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The Strongest Girl In The World

Sally Gardner
Authors:
Sally Gardner

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Three Pickled Herrings

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
Contributors:
Sally Gardner, David Roberts
Orion Children's Books

Operation Bunny

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
Contributors:
Sally Gardner, 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.

Orion Children's Books

Red Necklace/Silver Blade omnibus

Sally Gardner
Authors:
Sally Gardner
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Sleeping Beauty

Sally Gardner
Authors:
Sally Gardner

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Deep in a forest of thorns lies a beautiful princess, cast into an enchanted sleep by the wicked seventh fairy. Can the spell ever be broken?

Orion Children's Books

Snow White

Sally Gardner
Authors:
Sally Gardner
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The Boy Who Could Fly

Sally Gardner
Authors:
Sally Gardner

One day the Fat Fairy turns up at Thomas Top's house to grant him a birthday wish. Thomas can't think what to ask for, so he wishes he could fly. That's how Thomas goes from being just an ordinary boy whom no one notices to being the most popular boy in the school. But it makes him sad that grown-ups can't see the wonderful things he can do. His flying gets him suspended from school, and that makes life at home much worse, because his dad gets so cross and it makes his mum miserable. But then the Fat Fairy turns up again, and with help from her and Thomas's new friend Mr Vinnie, a retired painter and decorator who has been flying since he was Thomas's age, everything changes.This is an enchanting story in which an unconfident child discovers a special gift that brings him joy and heartache. The magic of the words, the humour and poignancy of the story and the wonderful characters, are all enhanced by the author's own delightful drawings.

Orion Children's Books

The Invisible Boy

Sally Gardner
Authors:
Sally Gardner

From the Costa Children's Book Award winner and multi-million bestselling author Sally Gardner, comes a MAGICAL CHILDREN adventure about a boy who turns invisible. When his parents are lost in space, Sam is left, heartbroken, in the care of the horrible Hilda Hardbottom. Then he finds a tiny spaceship in the cabbage patch and meets a little alien called Splodge. How Splodge makes him invisible, and how Sam uses his new talent in his darkest hour, makes a touching and extremely funny story with lovely memorable characters.

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The Princess and the Pea

Sally Gardner
Authors:
Sally Gardner
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The Frog Prince

Sally Gardner
Authors:
Sally Gardner
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Playtime Rhymes

Sally Gardner
Authors:
Sally Gardner
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Cinderella

Sally Gardner
Authors:
Sally Gardner

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Forced into a life of drudgery and housework by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, Cinderella is devastated when they are invited to the prince's ball and she has to stay at home. But when her fairy godmother turns up, everything changes...