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Cressida Cowell speaks to Graham Marks

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Cressida Cowell’s Hiccup books, which she also illustrates, are now published in over 30 countries around the world and the first book in the series, How to Train Your Dragon, has been made into an animated movie by DreamWorks; Cressida also writes and illustrates picture books. The eleventh title in the Hiccup Saga, How to Seize a Dragon’s Jewel, is published in September, and here she talks to Graham Marks about pretty much everything to do with writing a hit series…

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The Flying Carpet Thief

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
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The Vanishing of Billy Buckle

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
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The Little Nut Tree

Sally Gardner
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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.A brand new Early Reader edition of million-copy selling, CARNEGIE MEDAL-winning Sally Gardner's picture book based on the favourite nursery rhyme.

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Tinder

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
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Sally Gardner, David Roberts

Otto Hundebiss is tired of war, but when he defies Death he walks a dangerous path. A half beast half man gives him shoes and dice which will lead him deep into a web of dark magic and mystery. He meets the beautiful Safire - pure of heart and spirit, the scheming Mistress Jabber and the terrifying Lady of the Nail. He learns the powers of the tinderbox and the wolves whose master he becomes. But will all the riches in the world bring him the thing he most desires?Fairy tales are often the cruellest stories of all; in this exquisite novel Sally Gardner writes about great love and great loss.

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A Palace Full of Princesses

Sally Gardner
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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 Invisible Boy

Sally Gardner
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The Boy Who Could Fly

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner
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The Strongest Girl In The World

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner

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Red Necklace/Silver Blade omnibus

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner
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The Princess and the Pea

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner
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The Double Shadow

Sally Gardner
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The Frog Prince

Sally Gardner
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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.When she loses her beautiful golden ball at the bottom of the fountain, the princess is very upset. Then an ugly frog offers to help - for a kiss. Yuck! What will the princess decide?

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Snow White

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner
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Sleeping Beauty

Sally Gardner
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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?

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Cinderella

Sally Gardner
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Hello? Is Anybody There?

Jostein Gaarder, Sally Gardner
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The Red Necklace

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner

The story of a remarkable boy called Yann Margoza; Tetu the dwarf, his friend and mentor; Sido, unloved daughter of a foolish Marquis; and Count Kalliovski, Grand Master of a secret society, who has half the aristocracy in thrall to him, and wants Yann dead.Yann is spirited away to London but three years later, when Paris is gripped by the bloody horrors of the Revolution, he returns, charged with two missions: to find out Kalliovski's darkest deeds and to save Sido from the guillotine. With a tangle of secrets, a thread of magic and a touch of humour, the follies of the aristocracy and the sufferings of ordinary people are unfolded as their lives move relentlessly towards the tragic and horrific days of the Terror. THE RED NECKLACE is not only a tremendous adventure story but a vibrant and passionate picture of Paris in turmoil and of a large cast of memorable characters.

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I, Coriander

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner

The story is told by Coriander, daughter of a silk merchant in 1650s London. Her idyllic childhood ends when her mother dies and her father goes away, leaving Coriander with her stepmother, a widow who is in cahoots with a fundamentalist Puritan preacher. She is shut away in a chest and left to die, but emerges into the fairy world from which her mother came, and where time has no meaning. When she returns, charged with a task that will transform her life, she is seventeen. This is a book filled with enchantments -- a pair of silver shoes, a fairy shadow, a prince transformed into a fox - that contrast with the heartbreaking loss and cruelty of Coriander's life in the real world. With its brilliantly realized setting of old London Bridge, and underpinned by the conflict between Royalists and Puritans, it is a terrific page turner, involving kidnapping, murder and romance, and an abundance of vivid characters.

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The Silver Blade

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner

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.

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Playtime Rhymes

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner