Robot Girl by Malorie Blackman

Robot Girl

Written by Malorie Blackman
Illustrated by Matthew Griffin

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Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ When it comes to writing involving, thought-provoking page-turners, Malorie Blackman is unbeatable. In this short novel in Barrington Stoke’s dyslexia-friendly format, she’s returns to one of her favourite themes and turns the readers’ perception of themselves upside-down. Claire’s father is a scientist and she resents the amount of time he spends at work. He seems to care more about his new project than he does about his daughter. When Claire finally gets to see what he’s been working on the shock prompts her to take violent action. There are shades of Frankenstein in this gripping futuristic thriller and a final twist that leaves readers with lots to think about. ~ Andrea Reece

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

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Robot Girl by Malorie Blackman

A futuristic drama full of suspense from the UK Children's Laureate 2013-2015.

Claire is keen to find out what her dad has been working on in his lab. He's been really excited about it and Claire knows it must be something that will make him even more famous. But the big reveal isn't at all what she expected and now Claire has a dilemma on her hands - what do you do when your dad has created a monster...?

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

Malorie’s earlier 8-12 title Hostage has been a Barrington Stoke bestseller with over 70,000 copies sold!

About the Author

Malorie Blackman

Children's Laureate 2013-2015

Malorie Blackman had a variety of jobs before she became a full time writer and spent many years working as a Database Manager for Reuters travelling extensively within Europe and the United States.

After 82 rejection letters, her first novel, Not So Stupid!, was a selected title for the 1991 Feminist Book Fortnight, and Malorie participated in the first BBC TV Black Women’s Screenwriting Workshop in 1991. She has written a number of books for young readers including the Whizziwig series, which have been dramatised successfully for children’s television.

Her dystopian novel series Noughts and Crosses has won the Children’s Book Award, and she has twice won the Young Telegraph/Gimme 5 Award (for Hacker and Thief!) – the only author to have done so. Malorie writes across a range of subjects for children and teens, addressing diverse and sensitive issues.

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2008 Malorie received an OBE for her contribution to children’s literature and was awarded the prestigious Eleanor Farjeon award in 2005.

Malorie was selected as the Waterstones Children's Laureate in June 2013 taking over from Julia Donaldson. She will remain in the post for the next 2 years. The title of Children’s Laureate is awarded to an acclaimed author or illustrator in acknowledgment of their outstanding contribution to their field, and Malorie is the eighth recipient of this honour.

She lives in South London.

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72 pages


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Publication date

15th February 2015




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