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The Tindims and the Floating Moon

Written by Sally Gardner

Illustrated by Lydia Corry

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The Tindims and the Floating Moon Review

Adventure Stories Dyslexia Friendly Books for Interest age 5+ Dyslexia Friendly Books for Interest age 7+ Ecological and Environmental Interest - Fiction Featured Books for 5+ readers Featured Books for 7+ readers

Looking after the planet is the important message at the heart of the Tindims latest adventure

A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month June 2021

Too much grumpy Gupper Fog is swirling around Rubbish Island. The moon has disappeared into the sea and everything has turned topsy turvey…How can the Tindims put things right and make Rubbish Island a safe and pleasant place to live again? There’s great charm to Sally Gardner’s zany story which is amplified in Lydia Corry’s illustrations.     


Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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The tiny Tindims are like the Borrowers-on-Sea, who turn our everyday rubbish into treasure. Mother-and-daughter duo, prizewinning Sally Gardner and Lydia Corry, create a fun new world of characters and adventures in their empowering new series for 5-8 year olds inspiring conservation and inventive ways to recycle. 

Julia Eccleshare's Picks for June 2021

The New Girl by Nicola Davies and Cathy Fisher

A Glasshouse of Stars by Shirley Marr

Protest! by Alice Haworth-Booth

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The Tindims and the Floating Moon by Sally Gardner 

The Tindims and the Floating Moon Synopsis

In their fourth adventure, the Tindims can hardly see each other! A grumpy Gupper fog is swirling all over Rubbish Island and it won't leave the Tindims alone. And now their world has turned upside down as Ethel B Dina thinks the moon has fallen into the sea! Scrunch me a teabag, how are they going to get out of this pickle?

Printed in dyslexia-friendly font with pictures on every page and perfect for the reluctant reader, the Tindims show keen young ecologists how to help protect our planet for the future.

The Tindims and the Floating Moon Press Reviews

Praise for Sally Gardner and Lydia Corry:

'An idiosyncratic genius' The Times

'Gardner remains the patron saint of the reluctant reader' Daily Telegraph

'Sally Gardner can always surprise' Books for Keeps

'Sally Gardner's tale unfolds with all the beautiful illogicality of a dream' Financial Times

'Slightly older fairytale fans will relish Lydia Corry's delicious pictures' - Guardian, on Eight Princesses and a Magic Mirror

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ISBN: 9781838935733
Publication date: 10/06/2021
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781838935733
Publication date: 10th June 2021
Author: Sally Gardner
Illustrator: Lydia Corry
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 144 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Ecological and Environmental
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks
Collections: Summer Reading 2021,
Other Categories: Dyslexia Friendly Books for Interest age 5+, Dyslexia Friendly Books for Interest age 7+

About Sally Gardner

Sally Gardner is an award-winning novelist from London. Her books have been translated into 22 languages and have sold more than one million copies in the UK. Her historical novel for older readers, I, Coriander, won the Smarties Children's Book Prize in 2005. Two thrillers both set at the time of the French Revolution, The Red Necklace and The Silver Blade, which was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 2009, followed.  Actor Dominic West (The Wire) has bought the film rights to both titles. Her YA novel, The Double Shadow, was published in 2011 to critical acclaim. Sally Gardner's stories for ...

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