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The Fairy Detective Agency: Operation Bunny

Written by Sally Gardner

Illustrated by David Roberts

Part of the The Fairy Detective Agency Series

The Fairy Detective Agency: Operation Bunny Synopsis

Emily Vole makes headline news in the first weeks of her life, when she is found in an abandoned hatbox in Stanstead Airport. Then, only a few years later, her neighbour Mrs String dies leaving Emily a mysterious inheritance: an old shop, a small bunch of golden keys and a cat called Fidget. In the shop Emily discovers drawers full of fairy wings and the beginning of an adventure of a lifetime as the old Fairy Detective Agency comes back to life. It is up to Emily to reopen the shop, and recall the fairies to duty. Together they must embark on their first mystery to find Emily Vole's real parents and do battle with their great fairy-snatching enemy, Harpula. Read by Simon Russell Beale. Simon Russell Beale has starred on stage, screen and TV and has been described as one of the greatest stage actors of his generation. He has been in numerous roles for The Royal Shakespeare Company and has won the Lawrence Olivier Theatre Award 3 times. In 2003 he was appointed a CBE. In 2008 Simon made his debut as a television presenter, fronting the BBC Four series Sacred Music with Harry Christophers .He has read numerous audiobooks including Orion's Don't Cook Cinderella by Francesca Simon.

The Fairy Detective Agency: Operation Bunny Press Reviews

Brims with quirky carm * The Guardian * An absolute cracker. Gardner writes with a delirious wit, sketching out intriguing characters and doling out jokes and pathos in exactly the right measure. * Financial Times * I love this book so much * The Guardian * Quirky, fun and totally charming ... a wackily surreal magical story with stunning illustrations * TBK * Intriguing and inventive ... Gardner's writing has in impressive lightness of touch and lots of subtle humour * School Librarian * A delightful, funny tale from the great Sally Gardner ... The sense of an unjust adult world is reminiscent of Roald Dahl's work and equally as intelligently witty * Families Online * A rib-tickling twist on the perennial theme of the ill-used orphan * eViews * A funny, quirky, modern fairy story * BFK Books * A must for any junior school library ... with a wicked sense of humour * Reading Zone * Perfectly pitched ... spiked with the kind of wit and social comment that will have parents chuckling over their children's shoulders. Something completely out of the ordinary * Books For Keeps * Brimming with humour, mystery and magic * Lovereading4kids * Fun, quirky and imaginative * The Observer *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781409109563
Publication date: 27th December 2012
Author: Sally Gardner
Illustrator: David Roberts
Publisher: Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: CD-Audio

About Sally Gardner

Sally Gardner trained at art college and went on to work in the theatre, winning awards for her costume designs for some notable productions. After her twin daughters and her son were born she started to illustrate children's books, and then turned to writing. She lives in North London.

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