Vasilisa the Priest’s Daughter (on challenging stereotypes) by Sophie Anderson

I’m delighted to welcome Sophie Anderson, author of The House With Chicken Legs, to the blog for my stop on the blog tour, to share the first of 15 of her favourite Russian Fairytales.   Fifteen Russian Fairy Tales and What They Mean to Me by Sophie Anderson 1. Vasilisa the Priest’s Daughter (on challenging … Continue reading Vasilisa the Priest’s Daughter (on challenging stereotypes) by Sophie Anderson

The House With Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson

Publication Date: 3 May 2018 Cover illustration by Melissa Castrillon (@mv_castrillon) Marinka wants to be an ordinary girl, with an ordinary life - a life that allows her to do what other living children do. Most of all, she wants to stay in one place and have friends. Real, living, human friends, not just her … Continue reading The House With Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson

When The Mountains Roared by Jess Butterworth

Ruby has to leave Australia in a hurry with her Dad and Grandma, leaving her life and her mum behind. With very few possessions to remind her of home, the family set sail to a new life in India, where her father grew up. The hotel isn’t what she thought it would be: it’s boarded … Continue reading When The Mountains Roared by Jess Butterworth

Noah Scape Can’t Stop Repeating Himself by Guy Bass, illustrated by Steve May

Cover and internal illustrations by Steve May Noah knows what he wants out of life – a school day based on dinosaurs, spaghetti and tomato sauce every  lunchtime, and people just like him to enjoy it with. When wishing doesn’t work, Noah realises it’s time to decide, and so begins the Dundlewick Doubling... Laugh out … Continue reading Noah Scape Can’t Stop Repeating Himself by Guy Bass, illustrated by Steve May