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Gill Lewis - Author

About the Author

Before she could walk, Gill Lewis was discovered force-feeding bread to a sick hedgehog under the rose bushes. Now her stories reflect her passion for wild animals in wild places. She draws inspiration from many of the people she has had the fortune to meet during her work as a vet, both at home and abroad.  Gill’s first novel, Sky Hawk, has been nominated for a total of fifteen book awards including the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, the Red House Children’s Book Award, and the CILIP Carnegie Medal. Her second novel, White Dolphin, was shortlisted for the Centurion Book Award (Bath) and the Kernow Youth Book Award. Her books have been translated into many languages and have won awards including the US Green Earth Book Award and the German Environmental Prize of Children’s Literature. She lives in Somerset with her family and menagerie of animals, and writes from a tree-house, in the company of squirrels.

 

 

Featured books by Gill Lewis

Other books by Gill Lewis

Eagle Warrior

Eagle Warrior

Author: Gill Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2019

Bobbie is thrilled that a golden eagle has settled in the forest near her family's farm. She loves to walk the hills with her granny and watch the bird soar through the sky. But not everyone shares Bobbie's awe for the spectacular bird. When her granny's beloved dog is killed by poisoned bait, it soon becomes clear that someone is out to get the eagle - and they're ready to take down anything, and anyone, that gets in their way. Bobbie is determined to save the eagle but is it worth the risk? A stunning new wildlife adventure from multi-award-winning author Gill Lewis. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

A Story Like the Wind

A Story Like the Wind

Author: Gill Lewis Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2019

The Closest Thing to Flying

The Closest Thing to Flying

Author: Gill Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

Present day: Semira doesn't know where to call home. She and her mother came to England when she was four years old, brought across the desert and the sea by a man who has complete control. Always moving on, always afraid of being caught, she longs for freedom. 1891: Hen knows exactly where to call home. Her stifling mother makes sure of that. But her Aunt Kitty is opening her eyes to a whole new world. A world of animal rights, and votes for women, and riding bicycles! Trapped in a life of behaving like a lady, she longs for freedom. When Semira discovers Hen's diary, she finds the inspiration to be brave, to fight for her place in the world, and maybe even to uncover the secrets of her own past Gill Lewis is the multi-award-winning and best-selling author of novels including Sky Hawk, White Dolphin, and A Story Like the Wind. This is her unforgettable tale of friendship, hope, and finding the courage to fight for what you believe in.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 17: The Storm Child

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 17: The Storm Child

Author: Gill Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2018

This beautifully illustrated story is an adaptation of the Welsh legend of Cantre'r Gwaelod, the lost area of Wales which disappeared beneath the sea. This drowned land was once a pleasant and prosperous kingdom, its low-lying fields protected from the waves by a high sea wall. But only Mererid, the storm child, knows that the tide-gates are failing and the next storm will breach the wall. As clouds and ravens gather overhead, she must race to save her friends and the kingdom before it's too late... TreeTops Greatest Stories offers children some of the world's best-loved tales in a collection of timeless classics. Top children's authors and talented illustrators work together to bring to life our literary heritage for a new generation, engaging and delighting children. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book. Each book contains inside cover notes to help children explore the content, supporting their reading development. Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links and activities to support guided reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Puppy Academy: Pip and the Paw of Friendship

Puppy Academy: Pip and the Paw of Friendship

Author: Gill Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/01/2016

Pip the labrador puppy is learning the skills he needs to be an assistance dog for Kayla, a young girl in a wheelchair. He's desperate to have a human of his very own, but will Kayla want his help? And how will he ever get his Resist Temptation badge and become an assistance dog if he can't stop himself from chasing any ball that moves? Puppies to the rescue! From award-winning author Gill Lewis, Puppy Academy is a fun series introducing young readers to a team of plucky, irresistible puppies, learning their jobs as working dogs.

Scarlet Ibis

Scarlet Ibis

Author: Gill Lewis Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2015

Scarlet Ibis

Scarlet Ibis

Author: Gill Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/04/2014

Longlisted for the 2015 Carnegie Medal.Red asks, 'Will we always be together?' 'Always,' I say. 'Just you and me in that little boat, watching the scarlet ibis flying back to the Caroni Swamp.' Scarlet's used to looking after her brother, Red. He's special - different. Every night she tells him his favourite story - about the day they'll fly far away to the Caroni Swamp in Trinidad, where thousands of birds fill the sky. But when Scarlet and Red are split up and sent to live with different foster families, Scarlet knows she's got to do whatever it takes to get her brother back ...A wonderfully moving new novel from the author of Sky Hawk and White Dolphin.

Dolffin Gwyn

Dolffin Gwyn

Author: Gill Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2013

White Dolphin

White Dolphin

Author: Gill Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2012

Bullied at school for her dyslexia and troubled by her mother's unexplained disappearance, Kara seeks sanctuary sailing the ocean's waves in her father's boat. Meanwhile, Felix resents his well-meaning parents for dragging him to live by the coast and misses his old friends back in London. On their first encounter, Kara and Felix take an immediate dislike to each other. But when they happen to discover a dolphin calf stranded on the beach they know they must work together to save it against all odds. Realizing they have more in common than they could ever have guessed, the two friends set out to find the truth behind the disappearance of Kara's marine biologist mother, and to protect the delicate reef in the bay of their home town from the destruction of commercial dredging. Their actions set in motion a dramatic chain of events that no one could have foreseen. And soon they must make an impossible choice. Risk their own lives or face losing everything ...

Sky Hawk

Sky Hawk

Author: Gill Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

When Callum and his friends find Iona on Callum's farm they try to chase her back into the village. But Iona runs from them up into the hills. It is late and dark and snow lies in the mountain gullies. Worried for Iona's safety, Callum follows to find her shivering with cold but refusing to leave. She is guarding a secret hidden in the forest above the dark waters of the loch. So they make a deal. Iona shares the secret and in return Callum allows her back onto the farm. They form a deep bond of friendship and make a promise to keep their secret safe from harm. It is a promise that will change Callum's world for ever ...

The Most Precious Thing

The Most Precious Thing

Author: Gill Lewis, Louise Ho Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2007

Little Bear is looking for the most precious thing in the world. She finds a beautiful blue stone, a fluffy feather and a soft rose, but Mummy Bear says she can think of something even more precious. What could it be?

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