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Gill Lewis - Author

About the Author

Gill Lewis has adored animals for as long as she can remember. From building a mini hospital for insects in her garden as a child, to working as a vet in the wilds of Africa, her life has been full of fascinating wildlife adventures. She now lives in Somerset with her family and their pets, which include dogs, chickens, and a rescued Shetland pony. She dreams up stories in her treehouse, surrounded by squirrels and plates of biscuits. Her books have won and been shortlisted for numerous awards. A Street Dog Named Pup is the first book that she has also illustrated herself.

Gill’s writing has earned her numerous awards such as the UKLA Children’s Book Award and the Little Rebel Award, and several nominations for prestigious awards including the CILIP Carnegie Medal.

Gill lives in Somerset.

 

 

Featured books by Gill Lewis

Other books by Gill Lewis

Sky Hawk

Sky Hawk

Author: Gill Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2021

Callum and his friends find Iona poaching on Callum's farm. She is not supposed to be there, but Callum feels bad about chasing her away. He finds her shivering in the woods, refusing to leave. There is a secret hidden in the forest above the dark waters of the loch, and Iona is its guardian. When she decides to trust Callum with it, they form an indestructible bond that will change Callum's world forever... And then I saw it. I saw the secret hidden in our valley. No one else knew about it. Just me, and Iona. Firstly published ten years ago to critical acclaim, Sky Hawk has been captivating readers ever since.

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 Illustrator: James Gifford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/08/2021

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.

Willow Wildthing and the Magic Spell

Willow Wildthing and the Magic Spell

Author: Gill Lewis Illustrator: Rebecca Bagley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2021

In the Wilderness, where magic and nature collide, there are magical creatures and strange powers at work. In this story, and the Wilderness is in danger, the Wild Things - a group of children who have taken on the characteristics of the wild creatures they are named after - must create a magic spell written from the heart; a powerful enchantment to ensure that the Wilderness will never be destroyed.

Willow Wildthing and the Shooting Star

Willow Wildthing and the Shooting Star

Author: Gill Lewis Illustrator: Rebecca Bagley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/03/2021

In the Wilderness, where magic and nature collide, there are magical creatures and strange powers at work. In this story the Wild Things - a group of children who have taken on the characteristics of the wild creatures they are named after - find that their camp has been destroyed by a flood. If only it would stop raining, then, perhaps, they could enjoy the meteor shower and the wishes that they make on the shooting stars would come true.

Willow Wildthing and the Dragon's Egg

Willow Wildthing and the Dragon's Egg

Author: Gill Lewis Illustrator: Rebecca Bagley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

In the Wilderness, where magic and nature collide, there are magical creatures and strange powers at work. In this story the Wild Things - a group of children who have taken on the characteristics of the wild creatures they are named after - discover another group, the Bark Skins, have taken over their camp, and won't give it back. A battle of the camps begins with witches, dragons, dragon's eggs and the two warring clans. Can they resolve the dispute and live alongside each other in The Wilderness?

Willow Wildthing and the Swamp Monster

Willow Wildthing and the Swamp Monster

Author: Gill Lewis Illustrator: Rebecca Bagley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

When Willow crosses the boundary to the patch of woodland behind her house, something amazing happens: she enters The Wilderness, where magic and nature collide. It holds more than you could possibly imagine: secrets, shadows, a witch. Even a monster. Here she meets the Wild Things, a group of children who have taken on the characteristics of the wild creatures they are named after. For when you are in The Wilderness, the only limit to the world is your imagination. To her family she is simply Willow. To her new friends and in her new world, she is Willow Wildthing. With beautiful, lyrical storytelling from Gill Lewis, and stunning two-colour illustrations throughout from Rebecca Bagley, this is a joyful celebration of the power of nature and the imagination, encouraging children to explore, be curious, resilient, and adventurous.

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