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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

River Song

River Song

Author: Gill Lewis Illustrator: Zanna Goldhawk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2022

Times are tough for Cari and her mum. A violent storm has flooded the valley where they live, destroying their home and cafe business. Things seem bleak - but hope appears in the form of a plan to reintroduce beavers into the area, as the changes that these amazing animals make to the waterways might prevent another flood. Cari knows that she has to get involved. But with the project facing resistance from locals, can she convince them to give the beavers a chance - and will it be enough to save her home from being destroyed for a second time?

Willow Wildthing and the Magic Spell

Willow Wildthing and the Magic Spell

Author: Gill Lewis Illustrator: Rebecca Bagley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/08/2021

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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