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Gill Lewis - Author

Before she could walk, Gill Lewis was discovered force-feeding bread to a sick hedgehog under the rose bushes. Now her stories reflect her passion for wild animals in wild places. She draws inspiration from many of the people she has had the fortune to meet during her work as a vet, both at home and abroad.

Gill Lewis has a masters degree in Writing for Young People from Bath Spa University and won the 2009 course prize for most promising writer. Her first novel was snapped up for publication within hours of being offered to publishers.

She lives in Somerset with her young family and a motley crew of pets. She writes from a shed in the garden, in the company of spiders.

Gill’s first novel, Sky Hawk, has been nominated for a total of fifteen book awards including the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, the Red House Children’s Book Award, and the CILIP Carnegie Medal. Her second novel, White Dolphin, was shortlisted for the Centurion Book Award (Bath) and the Kernow Youth Book Award.

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Reader ReviewedPuppy Academy: Murphy and the Great Surf Rescue
Gill Lewis - illustrated by Sarah Horne
In a nutshell : daring puppy heroes Gill Lewis's little stories of the doggy students of the Puppy Academy have much to recommend them. Each story stars a different dog tasked with learning a rescue skill, but generally facing a...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
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Gorilla Dawn
Gill Lewis
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Gill Lewis writes outstanding animal stories, and Gorilla Dawn is very good indeed. The setting is the forests of the Congo, home to the great lowland gorilla but also to rebel soldiers, who...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
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Puppy Academy: Star on Stormy Mountain
Gill Lewis
Best known for her excellent animal stories for older readers, Gill Lewis turns her attention to younger readers in this new series about the new students of the Puppy Academy! Star the Border Collie is one of these, and has...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2015
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Gorilla Dawn
Gill Lewis
One of our Books of the Year 2015 Gill Lewis writes outstanding animal stories, and Gorilla Dawn is very good indeed. The setting is the forests of the Congo, home to the great lowland gorilla but also to rebel soldiers,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedPuppy Academy: Scout and the Sausage Thief
Gill Lewis
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - A Reader Review Panel Pick of the Year 2015 - chosen by Daniel Bisland, aged 8 Gill Lewis is best known for her very successful award-winning animal stories for children of...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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Reader ReviewedScarlet Ibis
Gill Lewis
Winner of the Little Rebels Book Award 2015 - Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal - Gill Lewis is renowned for her stories about powerful and beneficial relationships between animals and children. Scarlet Ibis is an emotional story about how befriending...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2015
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Reader ReviewedScarlet Ibis
Gill Lewis
May 2014 Book of the Month - Winner of the Little Rebels Book Award 2015 - Longlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal Gill Lewis is renowned for her stories about powerful and beneficial relationships between animals and children. Scarlet Ibis...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2014
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Reader ReviewedMoon Bear
Gill Lewis
Shortlisted for The Little Rebels Children's Book Award 2014 Best-selling Gill Lewis tells a hard hitting story as she opens reader's eyes to the appalling treatment of bears and their natural environment. Tam's world implodes when his father in killed...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/01/2014
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Moon Bear
Gill Lewis - illustrated by Mark Owen
May 2013 Book of the Month Best-selling Gill Lewis tells a hard hitting story as she opens reader's eyes to the appalling treatment of bears and their natural environment. Tam's world implodes when his father in killed by a mine....
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/05/2013
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White Dolphin
Gill Lewis
Bestselling Gill Lewis's new story tells of the amazing, life-affirming powers of dolphins. Kara's life is in a mess; her mum has disappeared, she is in trouble at school and her father is about to sell their beloved boat in...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/01/2013
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White Dolphin
Gill Lewis
Shortlisted for the Centurion Book Award (Bath) and the Kernow Youth Book Award. Bestselling Gill Lewis's new story tells of the amazing, life-affirming powers of dolphins. Kara's life is in a mess; her mum has disappeared, she is in trouble at...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2012
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Sky Hawk
Gill Lewis
Shortlisted for the 2012 Branford Boase Award for outstanding Debut novel and winner of the following awards - Green Earth Book Award, Heart of Hawick Children's Book Award 2012, Leeds Book Awards 9-11 Category, Solihhull Children's Book Award, UKLA Children's...
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Format: Paperback | Released 08/12/2011
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Sky Hawk
Gill Lewis
Shortlisted for the 2012 Branford Boase Award for outstanding Debut novel. A Lovereading4Kids 'Debut of the Year 2011' selection. 9+. Rich in atmosphere and full of heart, Sky Hawk is an intense and touching story of how protecting a rare...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2011
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