Written by Sophia Bennett
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Winner of the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition 2009.
Fresh, witty and wholly contemporary, prize winning Threads won The Times/Chicken House writing competition. How three teenage friends with completely different interests – one’s into fashion, one plans to save the world and one is a budding young starlet – use their interest and talents to help a young refugee girl is a warm-hearted and hugely entertaining story. Without preaching, it’s an up to date story about helping others.
Click here for more details of the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition 2013, which opens for entries in late March 2012.
Breaking News ! The Threads series is to be developed for TV by Lime Pictures, makers of Grange Hill and Hollyoaks. Tony Wood, Lime Creative Director, said: "Threads is made for popular TV. Great characters, with wonderfully colourful and fashionable British backgrounds, that will appeal throughout the world. But, just as importantly, it shows passion and compassion, in the way it's teenagers themselves who support fiercely held convictions too, and of course who win through for each other. I can't wait to get started.'
A wonderfully vibrant, funny, totally absorbing and thought-provoking debut novel for fashion-conscious girls. Three girls, all best friends: one a budding actress, one with a passion for fashion and the other a humanitarian who wants to save the world. Together, when they meet a young African refugee girl, they get the chance to pool their talents and do something truly wonderful. Dealing with modern friendships and contemporary world issues in an honest and truly inspirational way the reader cannot fail to be moved.
Threads was the winner of the second Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction competition. The Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition has been searching for the most talented, undiscovered writers of children’s fiction since 2008. Leading top authors such as Julia Donaldson and Michelle Paver have judged the competition alongside Chicken House publisher, Barry Cunningham. The first winner was Emily Diamand in 2008 with her novel, Flood Child. Muncle Trogg won in 2010 and the winner of the 2011 competition, Kieran Larwood’s Freaks, will be released this April. Watch this space…
From the publisher of Threads, Barry Cunningham:
I still love dressing up. Funny old clothes, smart new ones and that old hat from a junk shop in Ireland that I adore. But in Sophia Bennett’s prize-winning book, fashion is not only about feeling good – it’s art, it’s freedom, it means doing something that changes lives in all kinds of ways. Threads is brilliant, funny, heart-warming and creative. Like my old hat.
Threads by Sophia Bennett
Fashion fairy tales really can happen. Nonie, Edie and Jenny are best friends with very individual tastes. Nonie's a real trend setter and her passion is fashion. Humanitarian Edie is on a mission to save the world. And budding actress Jenny has just landed a small part in a Hollywood blockbuster. But when these three friends meet a young African refugee called Crow, sketching a dress at the Victoria and Albert Museum, they discover a common passion and somehow find a way to make all of their dreams come true.
14+ readers who liked Threads will also love Sophia Bennett's new book, The Look. You can watch the trailer below:
From bestselling author, David Almond:
A treat. Elegant and funny with real narrative verve.
From bestselling novelist Jacqueline Wilson:
Great fun and girls with love it.
From Amanda Craig, Books Editor on The Times:
A fairy tale with heart and wit. From the moment Nonie and her friend Jenny spot Crow sketching in the V&A you’re enchanted. Like Hilary McKay’s Saffy’s Angel, Louise Rennison’s Georgia books and Meg Cabot’s Princess Diaries, these are the kind of novels about being a teenager that 9 to 14 year olds will relish.
Bliss - ‘A magical tale…’
The Bookseller - ‘Intelligent chick-lit with lots of heart.’ -
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