Glister The Faerie Host by Andi Watson
  

Synopsis

Glister The Faerie Host by Andi Watson

This is the third book in a delightfully quirky and funny series for girls told in comic-strip and featuring Glister Butterworth - girl-magnet for the weird and unusual. It is coming up to Halloween and already Glister's father is bustling around getting ready for Christmas! The Butterworths are putting up decorations for the tree and making preparations for the big day, but Glister is sad - her mother is missing and Christmas just wouldn't be the same without her. She is determined to find her mum and solve the mystery of her disappearance. However, boundary changes in the area mean Faerieland and Whixleyshire's borders now meet right outside Glister's front door. Once Glister has ventured into Faerieland in search of her beloved lost mum, very strange things start to happen and her biggest challenge will be finding her way home again. This book comes with fun instructions to make your own Faerie Head from an apple and create and play your own game of Glister Flickers. At the end of the book, there is a short comic introducing readers to the next story in the series, Glister: The Family Tree . Glister is a compelling little female heroine who will find fans in new readers as well as the many followers of Andi Watson too.

About the Author

Andi Watson

Andi Watson - as a child:

I was born and raised in Kippax, a small town in Yorkshire. I spent half my life climbing trees, splashing in the stream, riding bikes in the woods and playing soccer on the fields with my brother and friends and the other half watching TV shows, reading and drawing. I loved the reading and drawing, disappearing into other worlds. I remember being on the edge of my seat as my teacher read the class The Weirdstone of Brisingamen in the soft corner at school. The books I remember are: When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, Stig of the Dump, The Machine Gunners, The Ghost of Thomas Kempe, Elidor, The Hobbit and The Sword in the Stone.

As an adult

I’d always drawn and enjoyed drawing, I love books and stories and illustration and eventually it dawned on me that the thing I did for fun, I might be able to do as a job. I studied graphic design/illustration at Liverpool Polytechnic. My main interest was in illustration but I rediscovered comics along the way and for my final project created my first comic. It managed to wrap all my interests up in one bundle, stories, drawing, logos, cover design and book design. I’d found a way to make my own worlds, tell my own stories.

As an artist

I work as an illustrator, cartoonist and occasional teacher. My favourite illustrations are in: The Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family Stories by Joan Aiken. I love those stories, so it was a real pleasure to illustrate them. I’ve written and drawn quite a few graphic novels in a variety of genres and for different age groups. My favourite comics are the Glister books because they’re a joy to make. The front room at home is “the studio” where I work. It’s full of books, stacked two deep on the shelves. I either need fewer books or more bookshelves. It’s also where both mine and my daughter’s bikes are parked. It looks like a bike shed/library. I mostly work from my “thinking chair” which is a very comfortable brown chair where I scribble onto paper or type into a laptop on my lap. I really should get around to finding another chair so I can also sit at my writing desk.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
80 pages
Interest Age: 6+

Author

Andi Watson
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Author's Website

www.andiwatson.biz/

Publisher

Publication date

4th January 2010

ISBN

9781406320503


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