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Laura Wood - Author

About the Author

Laura Wood is the winner of the Montegrappa Scholastic Prize for New Children’s Writing. Her first YA novel A Sky Painted Gold was shortlisted for the 2019 YA Book Prize, 2018 BAMB Readers’ Awards and the 2019 Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Awards.

She is also the author of the critically acclaimed Vote for Effie and the Poppy Pym series for younger readers.

Featured books by Laura Wood

Other books by Laura Wood

Vote For Effie

Vote For Effie

Author: Laura Wood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2019

Join Effie Kostas as she fights to become Student Council President in her new school. With a campaign team of loveable misfits, she tackles the truly important subjects: gender imbalance, outdated school conventions... and good-looking boys stealing the last slice of chocolate cake at lunchtime. A laugh out-loud rallying call for switched-on kids everywhere.

Poppy Pym and the Beastly Blizzard

Poppy Pym and the Beastly Blizzard

Author: Laura Wood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2017

When a mysterious runaway van crashes into St Smithen's on the first day of the new school year, Poppy knows it's going to be an action-packed term! But when accidents continue to happen at St Smithen's, Poppy can't shake the feeling that her every move is being watched. With the Christmas holidays looming, secrets lurking in every corner and rumours of a dangerous beast on the loose, Poppy must unravel her biggest mystery yet. Can Poppy unmask the hidden spy before someone gets hurt?

Poppy Pym and the Secret of Smuggler's Cove

Poppy Pym and the Secret of Smuggler's Cove

Author: Laura Wood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Winner of the Scholastic Montegrappa Prize for New Children's Writing = Poppy is thrilled that they're spending the summer at Smuggler's Cove. It might even take her mind off the mystery of her past. But Poppy is about to make some amazing discoveries - and solve more than one mystery...

Poppy Pym and the Double Jinx

Poppy Pym and the Double Jinx

Author: Laura Wood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

From the Winner of the Scholastic Montegrappa Prize for New Children's Writing It's Halloween at Saint Smithen's. When the Brimwell town hall burns down, the amateur production of Macbeth is moved to the school and it's all hands on deck. But when the play is struck by a series of mysterious attacks, it's up to Poppy, her friends and her circus family to save the play and unmask the culprit.

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