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Sheena Wilkinson - Author

About the Author

Sheena Wilkinson has been established as one of Ireland's most acclaimed writers of contemporary realistic fiction for young people. Winner of multiple Children's Books Ireland awards, a White Raven Award and a place on the IBBY Honour List. She lives in Belfast and is a full time writer.

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Star by Star

Star by Star

11+ readers 13+ readers

Author: Sheena Wilkinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/10/2017

Stella has always looked forward to changing the world. It's what she was brought up to do, by a suffragette mother who knew all about fighting and rebellion. But it's November 1918. The great flu pandemic sweeping the world has robbed Stella of her mother and her home, and she's alone in a strange country, with an aunt she's never met. But change is coming - the war is over, and women are about to vote for the first time. History is being made, but how can she help make it? As election day approaches, a day that will transform Ireland forever, Stella realises that she can indeed change the world. Not alone, and not all at once. But just as stars come one by one to brighten the night sky, so history is made person by person, girl by girl.

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Other books by Sheena Wilkinson

Star by Star

Star by Star

11+ readers 13+ readers

Author: Sheena Wilkinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/10/2017

Stella has always looked forward to changing the world. It's what she was brought up to do, by a suffragette mother who knew all about fighting and rebellion. But it's November 1918. The great flu pandemic sweeping the world has robbed Stella of her mother and her home, and she's alone in a strange country, with an aunt she's never met. But change is coming - the war is over, and women are about to vote for the first time. History is being made, but how can she help make it? As election day approaches, a day that will transform Ireland forever, Stella realises that she can indeed change the world. Not alone, and not all at once. But just as stars come one by one to brighten the night sky, so history is made person by person, girl by girl.

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Street Song

Street Song

Author: Sheena Wilkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/04/2017

When life goes off-key, change your tune. RyLee's career is over. After winning a national TV talent show and becoming a teen pop sensation, his fame and success has quickly been followed by addiction, media scrutiny, and career suicide. After a brief spell in rehab, 18-year-old Ryan has some rethinking to do. His stepdad - music promoter and self-appointed creator of 'RyLee' - wants him at home and in school, and under his thumb. But after an argument descends into violence, Ryan decides to run away from his old life, his failed career, and his dysfunctional family. When he meets the stunningly witty but distinctly average guitar-player Toni almost directly outside his front door, the opportunity to start afresh seems too good to pass up. Before long, he has arrived in a new city, joined Toni's amazingly talented band, and reinvented himself under the name 'Cal'. For the first time in his life Ryan has friends around him, he's playing the music he's always wanted to play, and - despite living in a hostel, busking for his wages, and living under a false identity - he's finally happy. But just when Ryan feels like he has truly started over, his past begins to catch up with him.

Name Upon Name

Name Upon Name

Author: Sheena Wilkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2015

Belfast in 1916. Fourteen-year-old Helen is shaped by her mixed background - rural, Catholic Irish values from mum Kathleen; urban, Protestant Ulster ones from dad James. Her parents are relaxed in their politics but others in the family circle are more extreme - Aunt Violet is a die-hard anti-Home Ruler, more British than the king, while Uncle Sean is staunchly nationalist. These are the parents of Helen's older cousins: Sandy, who joined the army straight from school and has already seen action in France, and Michael, who runs away from home to enlist. But before he leaves for France, Michael is deployed to Dublin to help quell the Rising, where he's expected to open fire on his fellow Irishmen. Who and what are they fighting for? The story of a young girl between the Easter Rising, the outbreak of World War 1 and a divided Ireland

Still Falling

Still Falling

Author: Sheena Wilkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2015

'The rain was still falling, but the dark had parted - ' F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby Luke falls. He has epilepsy. And, as it turns out, he has much bigger issues too. Esther falls. In love. It's wonderful - but there's a shadow that she can't identify and she can't make go away just by loving Luke. Luke's experience has taught him to despise himself; Esther's self-belief is fragile. And love is not as easy as it looks. Will they be still falling at the end of term? This is a story about the struggle it can be to love someone who doesn't love themselves - and why it's worth it

Too Many Ponies

Too Many Ponies

Author: Sheena Wilkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2013

Pony-mad, dare-devil Lucy has always been jealous of Aidan Kelly because his parents own Rosevale, the stables where she keeps her pony. When they start secondary school together she is surprised that Aidan is so unpopular - in fact he gets bullied for being the only boy interested in ponies. Lucy tries to help Aidan at school - she isn't scared of a few stupid boys - but Aidan doesn't want anyone fighting his battles. A new departure for Sheena Wilkinson, this beautifully written pony book is for younger readers, and will bring the mastery and magic of Wilkinson's writing to a new audience.

Grounded

Grounded

Author: Sheena Wilkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2012

Declan loves Seaneen, but his ambition to work at a top showjumping yard is stronger than anything he's ever felt before. So when Declan is offered his dream job in Germany, he should be thrilled. There's nothing for him at home but dark history he'd rather forget. But he's terrified: leaving Seaneen's harder than he expected; troubled hood Cian won't leave him alone, and when he finds a traumatised horse in a derelict barn, he knows he has to help her. No matter how scared he is. Grounded is a gripping story of courage, fear, despair and joy by the award-winning author of Taking Flight.

Taking Flight

Taking Flight

Author: Sheena Wilkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2010

Moving from a harsh West Belfast estate to the glamour of the showjumping ring, Taking Flight is a fast-paced story of courage overcoming jealousy. The only riding fifteen-year-old Declan has ever done is joyriding. When he's forced to stay with his snobby cousin 'Princess' Vicky, he's shocked to find himself falling in love with horses. Vicky would do anything to keep this grubby hood away from her precious showjumper, Flight. Populated with courageous and vibrant characters, Taking Flight is a brilliant debut from an exciting new writer.

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