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Sally Gardner - Author

Sally Gardner is an award-winning novelist from London. Her books have been translated into 22 languages and have sold more than one million copies in the UK.

Her historical novel for older readers, I, Coriander, won the Smarties Children's Book Prize in 2005. Two thrillers both set at the time of the French Revolution, The Red Necklace and The Silver Blade, which was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 2009, followed. Actor Dominic West (The Wire) has bought the film rights to both titles.

Her YA novel, The Double Shadow, was published in 2011 to critical acclaim. Sally Gardner's stories for middle readers include Lucy Willow and the popular Magical Children series of six titles: The Strongest Girl in the World, The Invisible Boy, The Boy with Magic Numbers, The Smallest Girl in the World, The Boy with the Lightning Feet, and The Boy who could Fly, which are also available as audio books. She has also written and illustrated picture books including The Fairy Catalogue, The Glass Heart, The Book of Princesses and Playtime Rhymes. Sally Gardner continues to be an avid spokesperson for dyslexia, working to change the way it is perceived by society. She is dyslexic and argues that it is not a disability, but a gift.

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Reader ReviewedThe Matchbox Mysteries The Detective Agency's Fourth Case
Sally Gardner - illustrated by David Roberts
Jam-packed tales full of hilarity, excitement and fun but this latest in the Wings and Co. series from Sally Gardner, winner of the Costa Book Award 2013, and acclaimed artist, David Roberts is even more mashed up than usual. It...
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Format: Paperback | Released 14/07/2016
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Reader ReviewedOperation Bunny The Detective Agency's First Case
Sally Gardner - illustrated by David Roberts
A brand new quirky detective series called WINGS & Co. brimming with humour, mystery and magic by million-copy selling author Sally Gardner and illustrated by David Roberts. Operation Bunny is the first case for the Fairy Detective Agency and with...
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Format: Paperback | Released 16/06/2016
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Tinder
Sally Gardner - illustrated by David Roberts
Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal - Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal Award-winning Sally Gardner tells a gripping, bloody and bold story drawing on the traditions of fairy stories of all kinds and especially Hans Christian Andersen's The...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Door That Led to Where
Sally Gardner
Shortlisted for the UKLA 2016 Book Award in the 12 - 16 year old category. This novel contains some strong language. A new novel by multi-award winning Sally...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Door That Led to Where
Sally Gardner
This novel contains some strong language. A new novel by multi-award winning Sally Gardner is always highly anticipated. She is one of the most original writers of today, and...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/01/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Matchbox Mysteries
Sally Gardner - illustrated by David Roberts
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - November 2014 Book of the Month Jam-packed tales full of hilarity, excitement and fun but this latest in the Wings and Co. series from Sally Gardner, winner of the Costa Book...
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Format: Paperback | Released 23/10/2014
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The Little Nut Tree
Sally Gardner
A brand new Early Reader edition of Sally Gardner's picture book based on the favourite nursery rhyme. Wonderful Illustrations and easy to follow words bring this well-known nursery rhyme to life. Great for sharing with young children and you can...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/01/2014
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The Vanishing of Billy Buckle The Detective Agency's Third Case
Sally Gardner - illustrated by David Roberts
The third book in this fairy detective series brimming with mystery and magic by million-copy-selling author Sally Gardner, and illustrated by bestselling artist, David Roberts.
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/12/2013
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Reader ReviewedTinder
Sally Gardner - illustrated by David Roberts
Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal - Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal Award-winning Sally Gardner tells a gripping, bloody and bold story drawing on the traditions of fairy stories of all kinds and especially Hans Christian Andersen's The Tinder...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/11/2013
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Tinder
Sally Gardner - illustrated by David Roberts
Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal - Shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal Award-winning Sally Gardner tells a gripping, bloody and bold story drawing on the traditions of fairy stories of all kinds and especially Hans Christian Andersen's The...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/11/2013
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The Three Pickled Herrings (wings & Co 2)
Sally Gardner
February 2013 Book of the Month Award-winning Sally Gardner has written a deliciously topsy-turvy story as Wings & Co, a rather special fairy detective agency, gets on the case. When Sir Walter Cross, a man of remarkably regular habits, does...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/02/2013
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Maggot Moon
Sally Gardner
One of our Books of the Year 2013. Winner of the two most prestigious children's book awards - the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2013 and the Children's Costa Award...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/01/2013
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A Palace Full of Princesses
Sally Gardner
A lovely gift book 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...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/11/2012
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Reader ReviewedOperation Bunny
Sally Gardner - illustrated by David Roberts
A brand new quirky detective series called WINGS & Co. brimming with humour, mystery and magic by million-copy selling author Sally Gardner and illustrated by David Roberts. Operation Bunny is the first case for the Fairy Detective Agency and with...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/10/2012
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Maggot Moon
Sally Gardner
Winner of the two most prestigious children's book awards - the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2013 and the Children's Costa Award 2012. And Longlisted for the 2013 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize September 2012 Book of the Month. Sally Gardner tells...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2012
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The Double Shadow
Sally Gardner
A girl tries to free herself from the terrifying double shadow of her childhood and forge her own future, but she is trapped in a memory machine created by her father. Against the tense backdrop of the Second World War...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2012
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Maggot Moon
Sally Gardner
Winner of the two most prestigious children's book awards - the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2013 and the Children's Costa Award 2012. And Longlisted for the 2013 Guardian...
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Format: Hardback | Released 30/08/2012
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The Double Shadow
Sally Gardner
A girl tries to free herself from the terrifying double shadow of her childhood and forge her own future, but she is trapped in a memory machine created by her father. Against the tense backdrop of the Second World War...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/11/2011
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The Princess and the Pea (Early Reader)
Sally Gardner
A classic story stylishly updated and perfect for first time readers. Sally Gardner retells this favourite tale of how a real princess can only be found by testing how delicate and sensitive she really is. Lively illustrations create a suitably...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2011
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The Frog Prince (Early Reader)
Sally Gardner
The Frog Prince, retold by bestselling author Sally Gardner in a magical princess story is perfect for early readers aged 5+ particularly if they're beginning to read with confidence. It's great to see an author of the calibre of Sally...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2011
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Snow White (Early Reader)
Sally Gardner
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, retold by bestselling author Sally Gardner in a magical princess story, perfect for early readers.
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2011
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Sleeping Beauty (Early Reader)
Sally Gardner
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. Sleeping Beauty, cursed to sleep for a hundred years, retold by bestselling author Sally Gardner in a magical princess story, perfect for early readers. Look out for more magical princess...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2011
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Cinderella (Early Reader)
Sally Gardner
Cinderella and the glass slipper, retold by bestselling author Sally Gardner in a magical princess story and her transformation from servant to princess is simply told in this beautifully illustrated Early Reader. Sally Gardner's Cinderella is delightfully good-natured while her...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2011
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The Silver Blade
Sally Gardner
Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2009 and for the Independent Booksellers' Book Prize 2010. The dramatic, horrific and sometimes romantic events of the FrenchRevolution, which Sally Gardner so brilliantly portrayed in The Red Necklaceare...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/03/2010
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Magical Children 3 in 1: Vol Two (Audio)
Sally Gardner
Contains: The Smallest Girl Ever, The Boy with the Magic Numbers, The Boy with the Magic FeetThree enchanting stories about children discovering secret gifts: Ruby keeps getting smaller and smaller but still shows how a girl tiny enough to...
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Format: CD-Audio | Released 04/03/2010
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Magical Children 3 in 1: Vol One (Audio)
Sally Gardner
Contains: The Strongest Girl in the World, The Invisible Boy, The Boy who could Fly.Each of the Magical Children stories is about a child with a special gift. In The Invisible Boy, Sam is left in the care of...
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Format: CD-Audio | Released 04/03/2010
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The Silver Blade (Audio)
Sally Gardner
CD Audio. The dramatic, horrific and sometimes romantic events of the FrenchRevolution, which Sally Gardner so brilliantly portrayed in The Red Necklaceare moved on a stage in this equally vivid and richly imagined sequel, yet stand-alone novel, which allows those...
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Format: CD-Audio | Released 30/04/2009
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The Silver Blade
Sally Gardner
Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2009 The dramatic, horrific and sometimes romantic events of the FrenchRevolution, which Sally Gardner so brilliantly portrayed in The Red Necklaceare moved on a stage in this equally vivid...
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Format: Hardback | Released 23/04/2009
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The Red Necklace
Sally Gardner
Set against the turbulent and drastically violent time of the French Revolution, this story is about a boy who is destined to become a hero. The plot takes you from Paris to London and back to Paris again to confront...
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Format: Paperback | Released 14/08/2008
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The Smallest Girl Ever (Book & CD)
Sally Gardner
Another fantastic book in the Sally Gardner's Magical Children Series, about children empowered by special gifts. Once again it's utterly charming full of feeling and very funny. This is the story of a little girl who is so tiny she...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/12/2007
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The Red Necklace (Audio)
Sally Gardner
CD Audio. Set against the turbulent and drastically violent time of the French Revolution, this story is about a boy who is destined to become a hero. The plot takes you from Paris to London and back to Paris again...
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Format: CD-Audio | Released 22/10/2007
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Lucy Willow
Sally Gardner - illustrated by Peter Bailey
A truly magical and funny story that is guaranteed to inspire girls from 6-10 to become green-fingered. Lucy's knack in growing things better than anyone is a sight to behold but she must show her true talent when someone becomes...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/10/2007
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Lucy Willow
Sally Gardner
A truly magical and funny story that is guaranteed to inspire girls from 6-10 to become green-fingered. Lucy's knack in growing things better than anyone is a sight to behold but she must show her true talent when someone becomes...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/10/2006
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I, Coriander
Sally Gardner
Sally Gardner is a formidable talent as she manages so successfully to entrance, engage and grip the reader in a historical setting and in the originality of the storyline. The richness of the prose will delight adult and child alike...
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Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 05/06/2006
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The Boy With The Lightning Feet
Sally Gardner
How chubby Timmy Tinkle goes from being teased and bullied about his weight to being a superstar football. Helped by his grandfather, Sheriff the parrot and May an absolute fitness fanatic, Timmy surprises everyone by discovering that, far from being...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2006
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I, Coriander (Audio CD)
Sally Gardner
This is the audio CD version of Sally Gardner's classic tale set in the 17th Century. Sally Gardner is a formidable talent as she manages so successfully to entrance, engage and grip the reader in a historical setting and in...
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Format: Cd-audio | Released 04/08/2005
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The Strongest Girl In The World
Sally Gardner
The CD version of the story of a small girl who one day finds she can lift something as big as a bus. The first of an enchanting series about children empowered by magical gifts. A story of enormous charm,...
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Format: Cd-audio | Released 02/09/2004
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The Smallest Girl Ever (Audio CD)
Sally Gardner
This is the CD audio version of this fantastic book in the Sally Gardner's Magical Children series, about children empowered by special gifts. Once again it's utterly charming full of feeling and very funny. This is the story of a...
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Format: Cd-audio | Released 05/08/2004
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A Book of Princesses (Audio)
Sally Gardner
CD Audio. Five favourite fairy stories retold for today's children with a delightful light touch, for which Sally Gardner is well known. Includes Cinderella, The Frog Prince, Sleeping Beauty, The Princess and the Pea and Snow White. Click here to...
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Format: CD-Audio | Released 15/01/2004
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The Boy With The Magic Numbers
Sally Gardner
A great travel story filled with adventure. Billy Pickles dad has left home and has given Billy a money box, unbeknownst to Billy the money box is magic but it's only when Billy travels to New York to find his...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2003
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The Invisible Boy
Sally Gardner
When Sam discovers his parents have become lost in space he must go with an alien named Splodge to find them. With his new talent of invisibility and a brand new spacecraft; he just might stand a chance. Funny imaginative...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/06/2002
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The Smallest Girl Ever
Sally Gardner
Another fantastic book in the Sally Gardner's Magical Children Series, about children empowered by special gifts. Once again it's utterly charming full of feeling and very funny. This is the story of a little girl who is so tiny she...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2000
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The Strongest Girl In The World
Sally Gardner
What happens when a small girl finds she can lift something as big as a bus? A whole lot of adventure is the answer. The first of an enchanting series about children empowered by magical gifts. A story of enormous...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/1999
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