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Shortlisted for the 2015 UKLA Book Awards 7-11 years Features six magical stories to thrill and enchant you. This title helps you watch Blackberry Blue rise from the bramble patch; follow Emeka the pathfinder on his mission to save a lost king; join Princess Desire as she gallops across the Milky Way on her jet-black horse.
Prepare to enter a world of magicians, enchanted forests, talking animals and wicked witches...These beautifully written and original stories will delight readers of all ages, and the stunning illustrations by Richard Collingridge will take your breath away.
These joyful stories are a delight. The Times
Love, sacrifice and endurance are foregrounded in these timeless-feeling tales, delivered in language as sharp and sweet as the ripe fruit of the title. An instant classic, subtly enriched by Richard Collingridge's delicate, shadowy illustrations. Metro
Jamila Gavin is one of our most consistently good writers of fiction for children young and old [...] the feel is timeless, but the stories are all original, touched with the magic of Gavin's vibrant and varied imagination. Independent on Sunday
Gavin's six stories are spooky, engaging and refreshing in their originality. Complemented by Richard Collingridge's atmospheric illustrations, this lovely book deserves to become a classic. -- Marilyn Brocklehurst Bookseller
Absolutely gorgeous ... Perfect for sharing and for reading alone, I can't recommend Blackberry Blue and Other Fairy Tales highly enough. The Bookbag
|Publication date:||11th September 2014|
|Publisher:||Tamarind Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK|
|Suitable for:||9+ readers|
|Genres:||Fantasy / Magical, Short Stories|
|Other Categories:||UKLA Book Awards|
Jamila was born in Mussoorie (Bombay), India, in the foothills of the Himalayas. Her Indian father and English mother met as teachers in Iran and by the age of eleven she had lived in an Indian palace in the Punjab, a flat in a bombed out street in Shepherd’s Bush, a bungalow in Poona, near Mumbai and a terraced house in Ealing. She settled into a little town cottage in Stroud, Gloucestershire twenty five years ago but she still loves to travel. With an Indian father and an English mother, She inherited two rich cultures which ran ...More About Jamila Gavin
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