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Amy Wilson - Author

About the Author

Amy Wilson has a background in journalism and lives in Bristol with her young family. She is a graduate of the Bath Spa MA in Creative Writing and is the author of the critically acclaimed novels A Girl Called Owl – nominated for the CILIP Carnegie medal – and A Far Away Magic. Snowglobe is her third novel for Macmillan.

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Shadows of Winterspell

Shadows of Winterspell

Author: Amy Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/10/2019

Deep in the forest, magic is waiting . . . Sparkling with frost and magic, Shadows of Winterspell will sweep you up in a world of friendship and magic, to uncover family secrets and find out who you really are. Stella has been living behind the magic of the forest for most of her life. Lonely, she enrolls at the local school, and as she begins to make friends, she discovers that she is even more different than she thought. But as autumn turns to magical winter, Stella realizes that uncovering her own family secret is the only way to release the forest from the grip of a dark and old magic. A wintery magical adventure from the critically-acclaimed Amy Wilson, author of A Girl Called Owl.

Snowglobe

Snowglobe

Author: Amy Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2018

The beautifully spellbinding and critically-acclaimed story of a thousand magical worlds from the author of A Girl Called Owl and A Far Away Magic. When daydreamer Clementine discovers a mysterious house standing in the middle of town that was never there before, she is pulled towards it by the powerful sense of a mother she never knew. The place is full of snowglobes, swirling with stars and snow and each containing a trapped magician, watched over by Gan, the bitter keeper of the house. One of these is Dylan, a boy who teases her in the real world but who is now desperate for her help. So Clem ventures into the snowglobes, rescuing Dylan and discovering her own powerful connection to the magic of these thousand worlds. Vowing to release the magicians from the control of their enchantments, Clem unknowingly unleashes a struggle for power that will not only put her family, but the future of magic itself in danger. 'One of the most purely original and imaginative children's books I have read this year' Piers Torday, author of The Lost Magician 'Amy Wilson is the rising star of children's fantasy' Telegraph Best Children's Books of the Year 'Beautiful prose, a wholly original premise and filled to the brim with fairytale magic. Perfect reading as the colder nights draw in' Abi Elphinstone, author of Sky Song 'A spellbinding adventure in a magical and darkly beautiful world . . . utterly captivating' Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs

Far Away Magic

Far Away Magic

Author: Amy Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 25/01/2018

A Far Away Magic is the second stunning novel full of magic and friendship from Amy Wilson, author of A Girl Called Owl. When Angel moves to a new school after the death of her parents, she isn't interested in making friends. Until she meets Bavar - a strange boy, tall, awkward and desperate to remain unseen, but who seems to have a kind of magic about him. Everyone and everything within Bavar's enchanted house is urging him to step up and protect the world from a magical rift through which monsters are travelling, the same monsters that killed Angel's parents. But Bavar doesn't want to follow the path that's been chosen for him - he wants to be normal; to disappear. Fighting one another as well as their fears, Angel and Bavar must find a way to repair the rift between the worlds, and themselves, before it's too late . . .Praise for A Girl Called Owl'A story of wild winds and bitter frosts with the warmth of friendship at its heart' - Abi Elphinstone, author of The Dreamsnatcher'This debut is a sparklingly frosty read, full of feisty characters, myth and mystery' - Daily Mail'A winter treat full of frosty magic' - Katherine Woodfine, author of The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow'A perfect read for those who love wintery magic and a strong female character proving her place in the world.' Booktrust

A Far Away Magic

A Far Away Magic

Author: Amy Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2018

When Angel moves to a new school after the death of her parents, she isn't interested in making friends. Until she meets Bavar - a strange boy, tall, awkward and desperate to remain unseen, but who seems to have a kind of magic about him. Everyone and everything within Bavar's enchanted house is urging him to step up and protect the world from a magical rift through which monsters are travelling, the same monsters that killed Angel's parents. But Bavar doesn't want to follow the path that's been chosen for him - he wants to be normal; to disappear. Fighting one another as well as their fears, Angel and Bavar must find a way to repair the rift between the worlds, and themselves, before it's too late . . . Praise for A Girl Called Owl 'A story of wild winds and bitter frosts with the warmth of friendship at its heart' - Abi Elphinstone, author of The Dreamsnatcher 'This debut is a sparklingly frosty read, full of feisty characters, myth and mystery' - Daily Mail 'A winter treat full of frosty magic' - Katherine Woodfine, author of The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow 'A perfect read for those who love wintery magic and a strong female character proving her place in the world.' Booktrust

A Girl Called Owl

A Girl Called Owl

Author: Amy Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2017

It's bad enough having a mum dippy enough to name you Owl, but when you've got a dad you've never met, a best friend who needs you more than ever, and a new boy at school giving you weird looks, there's not a lot of room for much else. So when Owl starts seeing strange frost patterns on her skin, she's tempted to just burrow down under the duvet and forget all about it. Could her strange new powers be linked to her mysterious father?And what will happen when she enters the magical world of winter for the first time? A glittering story of frost and friendship, with writing full of magic and heart, the Branford Boase-longlisted A Girl Called Owl is a stunning debut about family and the beauty of the natural world. 'A story of wild winds and bitter frosts with the warmth of friendship at its heart' Abi Elphinstone, author of Sky Song 'A sparklingly frosty read, full of feisty characters, myth and mystery' Daily Mail

Nero's Adventures

Nero's Adventures

Author: Amy Wilson Format: Pamphlet Release Date: 14/08/2014

Follow Nero a patterdale Terrier on his journey to have some adventure and make new friends

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