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STUDIOCANAL, Netflix and Blueprint Pictures are making a live action movie of A Boy called Christmas! It stars tonnes of amazing people, Jim Broadbent, Zoe Colletti, Toby Jones, Sally Hawkins, Maggie Smith, Henry Lawfull, Michiel Huisman, Rune Temte, Indica Watson & Kristen Wiig, and is simply a dream come true. The amazing Gil Kenan is directing. Ol Parker wrote the script! More info here and here.

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My new book for children, Evie and the Animals, is out now. It has been illustrated by the wonderful Emily Gravett and she has done an amazing job!

Here’s the book blurb:

Eleven-year-old Evie has a talent. A SUPERTALENT.

A talent that can let her HEAR the thoughts of an elephant, and make friends with a dog and a sparrow.

The only problem is, this talent is dangerous. VERY dangerous. That’s what her dad says.

So when she frees the school rabbit from its tiny hutch, she vows to keep her talent a secret. But after a face-to-face encounter with a lion, things start to go very wrong. Her dad – and every animal in town – is now in danger. Evie is determined to save them. And to find the truth of her own past. To do that she must battle a mysterious man with a talent more powerful than any other.

As time runs out, she must seek help from the animals, and finally DARE TO BE HERSELF?

Here’s what people have said about my children’s books:

“Absolutely brilliant”

Blue Peter

“The perfect package of happiness”

“Full of heart and humour”
Daily Express

“Touching, funny and packed with memorable characters”
Sunday Mail

You can download a bookmark or poster or activity pack here.


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Do you want an Evie and the Animals bookmark or poster?
You can download and print your own. Click here for the bookmark and here for the poster. There’s a teachers pack and activity pack too!

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I’ve written a new children’s book called EVIE AND THE ANIMALS and the wonderful Emily Gravett is illustrating it! It will be published on 6th June in the UK. More details very soon.

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My new book for children, The Truth Pixie, is out now. It went straight into the Sunday Times bestseller list so thank you to everyone who has bought it already. It’s a book I wrote to be a comfort guide for kids through their more worried moments. Here’s a page from the book.