Noughts & Crosses Shrinkwrap Set Books 1 and 2 of the Noughts & Crosses Series by Malorie Blackman


Noughts & Crosses Shrinkwrap Set Books 1 and 2 of the Noughts & Crosses Series by Malorie Blackman

Sephy and Callum were never supposed to be together in their worlds of violence, fear, hatred and separation. For Sephy is a Cross, and Callum is a nought - and noughts and Crosses must never fall in love. It's as simple as black and white ...But they have defied the rules. A passionate love is growing, and a powerful rebellion is beginning to stir. For generations to come, nothing will ever be the same again. Groundbreaking and explosive, Malorie Blackman's original dystopian masterpieces are collected together here for the first time.

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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Multiple copy pack
Contains 2 Paperbacks
928 pages
Interest Age: From 12 from 12


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Publication date

2nd August 2012



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