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Bloom The Surprising Seeds of Sorrel Fallowfield

Written by Nicola Skinner

Illustrated by Flavia Sorrentino

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Bloom The Surprising Seeds of Sorrel Fallowfield Synopsis

A beautifully written, incredibly original and wickedly funny novel for readers of 10 and older - BLOOM is for everyone who has ever felt like they didn't fit in, and for anyone who has ever wanted a little more colour and wildness in their lives... A riotous, original and timely reminder that sometimes rules are made to be broken. - The Guardian's Books of the Year 2019 Sorrel Fallowfield is growing up - in a REALLY surprising way... Sorrel Fallowfield is so good at being good that teachers come to her when they need help remembering the school rules - and there are LOTS. Luckily, Sorrel doesn't have any trouble following them, until the day she discovers a faded packet of Surprising Seeds buried under a tree in her backyard. Now she's hearing voices, seeing things, experiencing an almost unstoppable urge to plant the Seeds in some very unusual places... and completely failing to win her school's competition to find The Most Obedient Child of the School. And all that's before flowers start growing out of her head...

Bloom The Surprising Seeds of Sorrel Fallowfield Press Reviews

'Nicola Skinner is a uniquely brilliant voice in children's books; clever, funny and insightful.' Anna James, author of Pages and Co. 'A hilarious, beautiful book... a blooming marvellous read' Onjali Q. Rauf, author of The Boy at the Back of the Class 'A riotous, original and timely reminder that sometimes rules are made to be broken.' Guardian Books of the Year 2019 'A cracking debut... fresh and fun' Times Children's Book of the Week 'Delightful... Humorous, original...' Amanda Craig, New Statesman 'A gorgeous debut... assured, funny, compelling' Guardian 'Original, surprising and wonderfully surreal' The Bookseller

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008488697
Publication date: 1st March 2022
Author: Nicola Skinner
Illustrator: Flavia Sorrentino
Publisher: HarperCollins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 384 pages

About Nicola Skinner

As a freelance journalist and copywriter, Nicola Skinner has written for the Guardian, The Pool and many national magazines. Her first novel for children, Bloom, was published in 2019 to much critical acclaim. Storm is her second novel. Nicola lives in Bristol with her family.

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